Congress Quotes

The Congress has abdicated, it has two great powers, one to declare war, the other is the power of the purse, these are written in the constitution. Each power has been abandoned, we haven’t declared war since 1941, and yet we’ve fought well over 200 wars since then, hot, cold, tepid. And the power of […]

The new Congressmen say they’re going to turn the government around. I hope I don’t get run over again.

Each citizen of a State should, therefore, ask himself the question whether he favors an Amendment which will put into the hands of Congress the uncontrollable power, at any time, by a twice-passed statute, to regulate the education of his children, to regulate his wages in private employment, to regulate his personal habits of any […]

Woman’s Place is in the House… And the Senate!

We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.

Pro is to con as progress is to Congress.

The framers of the Constitution took particular care, not only to define the power they intended to give, but the objects to which that power should be applied, and, therefore, but for those defined objects, Congress have no powers at all.

I expect to see the day when the like of the present personnel of the governments, Federal, State, municipal, military, and naval, will be look’d upon with derision, and when qualified mechanics and young men will reach Congress and other official stations, sent in their working costumes, fresh from their benches and tools, and returning […]

The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy.

There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress… than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.