The 17th was a disaster. Before the 17th regional, or even State, political movements could hope for national significance simply by being successful at home. With the 17th all independent political groups were neutered.
If turning over the future of the Republic to two main political parties that would subsequently treat their good electoral fortunes as if proof that the the Lord on High had as much blinged them with the blessing of Solomon’s wisdom and David’s fortune and it didn’t matter one jot what they were really like then utterly changing the relationship between the courts and the States should make you realize just how bad the actors behind the 17th undoubtedly were.
Where before the Court and lesser federal courts arguably needed the blessing of the State’s through the auspices of their State appointed senators since the 17th the main political partys now have that relationship.
The 17th was the turd sandwich and its authors giant douches.