In 1913 the legislatures of 36 of the 48 states made a horrendous mistake when they ratified the 17th Amendment. This amendment transferred the political power of the state legislaltures to the Wall Street Bankers and corporations.
Prior to the ratification the U.S. Senators were chosen by the legislatures of the states and Congressional Representtives were elected directly by the people.
The 17th amendment made it possible for the financial elite to fund the direct election of senators and has created system where corrupt career politicians regulate our lives and redistribute our wealth.