Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Congressional Method

"I believe if it was moved and seconded that we should come to a resolution that three and two make five, we should be entertained with logic and rhetoric, law, history, politics, and mathematics concerning the subject for two whole days, and then we should pass the resolution unanimously in the affirmative."
- John Adams, in a letter to his wife, Abigail
(regarding the tedious nature of the business of Congress)

Ah, the good ol' days when the members of congress did ridiculous things like read the bill they were voting on. Hmm.

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