The Progressives pushed through the 17th Amendment in 1913 so that Senators would no longer be selected by the state legislatures but rather by the popular vote of the entire state. This was done by the Progressives to reduce the power of individual states and to increase the power of the national government.(full story "Editorial: The 100-Year Plague That Is Killing America" at noisyroom.net)
Imagine if Mitch McConnell, John McCain, John Cornyn, and Lindsay Graham were accountable to the state legislatures of Kentucky, Arizona, Texas, and South Carolina, respectively. They could never be the progressive Republicans they have become. They could not play the games we saw this week.
Imagine if the Michigan legislature selected our U.S. Senators. Levin and Stabenow wouldn’t have a prayer, because they are two of the most progressive politicians in the country.
The Communists, Socialists, and Progressives have used Saul Alinsky tactics, including the power of Big Labor, to take over the leadership of every major city – Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc., all in red on the map below.
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• Rules for Radicals at amazon.com