The 73rd Congress, Jan. 15, 1934

"WE HAVE PLOWED THE FURROW and planted the good seed; the hard beginning is over. . . ." All hard Congressmen liked that sonorous part of President Roosevelt's State of the Union message. But when he said, "We are, fortunately, building a strong and permanent tie between the legislative and executive branches of the Government," eyebrows shot up. Senator McNary (Republican) called it "the finest repeal of the Constitution I have ever heard.


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