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Old 02-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #26
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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.


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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.
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