When politicians have deviated from the Constitution or chamged the original blueprint for the Republic as drawn up by the Founding Fathers there have almost always been unforeseen and unwanted consequences.
The Founders were wise enough to exclude from voting people who have nothing invested in their community or the nation itself.
Now we have a majority, or near majority, of the people who live by sucking the teat of government. These people will always vote for the most unscrupulous politicans who promise them the most free stuff.
The only way to begin restoration of sanity and honesty in the electoral system is to deny voting privleges to anyone who lives on government handouts, such as welfare, that they have not contributed to or earned.
The Framers’ check on runaway democracy was a senate of the states. The 17th Amendment was a horrible mistake.
YES!!!!! And an Article V convention could propose such an amendment, bypassing the U.S. Congress (which would never go for that) and bypassing the Supreme Court (which would probably rule it unconstitutional, although it isn't.)