In a democratic republic it is appropriate for the majoroty to have the right to be represened by someone who represents their interests, but it also appropriate for the minority to have the pwoer to limit their representaton to the constitutional authority and hold those representatives accountable for usurpations o fconstitutional authority. and inalienable rights. The current situation permits democratic representation, whenever vote fraud does no intervene; but what is absent since the 17th Amendment is the power to hold those representatives accountable for usurpations of constitutional authority and inalienable rights of the state government and the People reserved by the constitutions. There is also the lack of accountability and punishment of vote fraud and elections rigging.
2 years ago I was trying to be open minded and started reading a book Larry Sabado wrote about constitutional reforms he personally thought made sense. When I read his plan for how to "fix" the "shortcomings" of 17A... and his "solution" was to have the senators still elected by popular vote... but expanded it by having more populous states being given more votes in the senate... for a "purer democracy" or whatever this alleged Constitutional Scholar wanted... I stopped reading... too the book to the door, and through it out in the yard. Total garbage. not worth the $3 I paid for it at Big Lots. Not worth anyone's time to read it, unless you want to see exactly how ignorant an "expert" can be... this guy should not be allowed to teach.