This is the true consequence of electing Trump. It has shown that if Trump can be elected, anyone has a chance!
No, this was the intention of the founding fathers, made very clear in the Federalist Papers.
The original idea was that average citizens would serve a term or maybe two in office before returning to their 'real' life. That would temper elected officals' enthusiam for dumb laws as they would find themselves subject to those laws soon enough. There was never supposed to be a career political class creating laws that don't affect them.