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The Constitution tries to prevent the accumulation of power in the hands of a few for a protracted period of time. It does so by empowering the people to oversee governnment, and by creating separate co-equal branches of governement, and by protecting the ability to bring many different perspectives -- think free speech -- to name just a few mechanisms it applies.
Political parties are concerned with the accumulation of power in the hands of a few for a protracted period of time. Political parties seek to control the discussion, to create barriers to entry by other parties, such as redistricting, and to span separate branches of government.
One might conclude that the way political parties operate today is inherently unconstitutional.
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