In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Washington is a place where politicians don’t know which way is up and taxes don’t know which way is down.
Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.