Originally Posted by Raiderhader
The Constitution was designed to spread the power around as much as possible so that no one entity had too much. The 17th never should have been considered, let alone ratified.
Exactly which is what the left doesn't like about it, because they are power mad so they can run everyone's life and ensure egalitarian outcomes in life. Takes a LOT of power to shape people's lives for the benefit of the state, while they sell it as something for the people.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison