There are 50 states in the Union, each of them equal partners. The Senate is intended to represent equality,
0-2 Mad. They are not equal,unless you think Mississippi carries as much of the nations economic load as California.
And the senate was intended to allow state governments (who appointed the Senators originally) to countermand the great unwashed.It was part of the sausage making back when all 13 states were relatively equal in size and economic clout.