“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the
character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless,
and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance,
recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure,
it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature….If the next centennial does not
find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the
enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid
in controlling the political forces.”

James Garfield

Was he speaking in 2012 about the next centennial? NO! It was 1881 and he was speaking about us! Now! 

 How are we doing?