The people are responsible for the character of their Congress…

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.

James A. Garfield, quoted by Andy Andrews in How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, kindle location 358

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