To Reform the System

Needed: major changes in Government—but not constitutional surgery "Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. "

—Mark Twain If there is one political belief that Americans cherish as an article of faith, it is the belief that their system of constitutional Government is the best ever devised by the mind of man. Yet an increasing number of citizens seem to share a contradictory view—that the system is not working. The evidence takes diverse forms. There are widespread demands...

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