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Ignorance, Recklessness, and Corruption in Congress

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President Garfield Mandate To The People, 1876 ... Character of Congress


Written by The Justice Foundation

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 15:01


When giving his centennial address to Congress in 1876, President James Garfield issued the following warning:

"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature...If the next centennial does not find us a great will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."

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