the federal senate was a necessary compromise to get small states to form a union with large states. but the difference in size between small and large then is trivial compared to what it is now. the idea that states need equal representation is antidemocratic; people need representation, not governments. the US senate gives unfair power to small state voters and should be eliminated. then i won’t have to write another screed on the filibuster, which doesn’t even require the effort of holding the floor as in “mr. smith goes to washington”.
compounding the error is almost every state legislature, which are unnecessarily bicameral (“two cameras”, as if they are legislating in 3-D). state senates serve no purpose and never did. they should all go the way of the dodo.