Repeal the 17th Amendment? Don’t bother!

Everyone knows what happened at Philadelphia in 1787, when the large States (Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania) faced off against the small States on how Congress should be structured. At what has come to be called the Constitutional Convention, the large States wanted representation to be based on population. Never, said Delaware and New Jersey, and the other small States. Each state should have an equal voice. The impasse threatened to de-rail the convention until Roger Sherman of Connecticut put forward the “Great Compromise.” Let’s have two houses, Sherman…