U.S. At War: Away with the Snuffboxes

"You know in the Senate we still keep the old snuffbox right up there where it's been for more than 80 years, with a fresh supply of snuff, though nobody ever dips into it. And there's a little silver box on each desk. What do you think is in that? Burnt sand that we're supposed to use when we sign our names in ink. Well, our legislative system is about as anachronistic."

Thus, two months ago, Florida's genial, grey Senator Charles O. Andrews described the U.S. Congress. Many other Congressmen felt the same way....

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