The general object was to provide a cure for the evils under which the United States labored; that in tracing these evils, to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy."
Edmund Randolph in describing the purpose of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753 – September 12, 1813) was an
American attorney, the seventh Governor of Virginia, the second
Secretary of State, and the first United States Attorney General.
"The Senate will be more likely to corrupt than the House of
Representatives, and should therefore have less to do with money
(Grandmaster of the Virginias)