National Affairs: Significant Dancers

The mores in this Republic require that the 48 sovereign states at periodic intervals should produce a species of humans which the press heroically calls Standard Bearers. After one and one-third centuries of experiment the states have decided that only governors and senators qualify for such a title. The other representatives, judges, comptrollers, etc., important though they may be in the discharge of Democracy's functions, are merely part of the ticket and make the ballot look like part of the telephone directory. The Standard Bearers have no flags to wave, but their party...

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