“The long metamorphosis of DC into a fascist criminal enterprise became irreversible in 1913 when the Constitution was changed to elect senators by popular ballot rather than be selected by state governments, concurrent with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, no accident. It was an unalloyed disaster for the republic. Not only was the Tenth Amendment effectively obviated, the states lost their presence in the central government they originally, and reluctantly, created and became mere administrative divisions of the federal machine.
Senators make a show of looking out for the states they allegedly represent but their real loyalty is to their own place in the DC power structure. Are we to imagine, say, Hillary Clinton was elected senator from New York because the populace was impressed with her deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the interests of the state?” – ‘Ol Remus, Editor of Yer ‘Ol Woodplie Report