Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Thats a high intellectual bar to clear. I don't think our political parties will do anything but appoint partisans that will toe the party line.
It's more of a check on partisanship. Since Senators would have to answer to their state legislature, as they did once, they would be above national special-interest groups, the media, and even political parties.
Madison — Federalist #10
The purpose of the Constitution, the original version ( give or take some Amendments) was to place restraints on "the violence of faction."
As we evolved away from it, we have more faction.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950