Let's Get the Job Over With

The chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee hunched over the microphone. He pointed dramatically to the flag behind the Speaker's chair. Soberly, forcefully, Andrew Jackson May of Kentucky bit out each word:

"That flag is trailing in many parts of the battlefronts of the world. The 18-and 19-year-olds of another generation may be slaves to another country. I tell you today that the nation you love—the nation that is the hope of all the world—is on trial, and Congress is on trial before the whole country and the whole world. Let's get...

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