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.