“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.” by Andrew Jackson
Were you aware there was corruption then? How could the elected officials think they were elected to barter away the rights of the people who voted them into office?
What do our elected officials think who have been voted into office in our day? What do they do today? Do we know?