"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.
James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA
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, 20th President of the United States, in a centennial speech to Congress, 1876If the next centennial does not find us a great nation it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."