There were no official political parties when they wrote the Constitution. It was not a negotiation undertaken by political parties. It was an agreement undertaken by the people.
Below are crucially important and prescient excerpts from President George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796.
I wrote some comments that I may post another time. For now, I’ll shut up and let George do all the talking. If you listen, you may wonder why nobody told you the so-called Father of the Nation was a profound prophet, as if looking right at our generation when he wrote this.