Imagine an America where State legislatures pick the State Senators that serve in the Federal Senate. That is the America that was for the first century and a half of her history. The idea was that Senators beholden to legislatures and serving for six years would be insulated from the passions of the electorate that could sway the House. They would also act as representatives of the State governments and should therefore seek to limit the scope of the Federal government especially if it would negatively impact the sovereignty of the State legislatures that sent them. Imagine how different things would be if that was still the basis of how the Senate was chosen. How would you feel about that?