Do you know liberal minded (Americanized democratic socialists) elitists, political leaders, and academics use the 17th Amendment to justify ignoring the 9th and 10th Amendments?
You can worry yourself to death, but if you don't understand the Constitution you will never fix what's wrong.
Virtually every troubling political issue we have today can be directly traced to the 17th Amendment mentality. The Crown is slowly being brought back together.
And I might add- who happens to be President makes little difference. As we periodically insert a conservative President, our liberal underpinnings simply take that time to solidify their foundation. Obama is not the problem- your ignorance and apathy is!