THE CONGRESS: Meeting the People

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As it is essential to liberty that the Government in general should have a common interest with the people, so it is particularly essential that the [lower house of the Congress] should have an immediate dependence on and an intimate sympathy with the people. So the author of The Federalist wrote of the U.S. House of Representatives— and so, in that same spirit, to five United Auto Workers' pickets huddled around a fire outside a Buick Motor plant in Flint, Mich, last week, came a small, balding man with a...

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