Should Clause I of the XVII (17th) amendment be revoked?
Should Senators be elected as determined by the states and not by popular election as demanded by the federal government?
Originally it was determined to help states protect their power and to help insure that State matters were properly represented in Congress. Senators would be appointed in a way as prescribed by the State Legislature.
On May 12, 1912; It was approved by congress to support direct popular election of senate representation.
I believe that it has hurt the rights of States as an entity to not have fair and equitable representation in the federal legislative process. It has also encouraged many functions to be moved from state level to federal level.