Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then – we elected them.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, ‘America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership.’
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress!
—From 1776, the musical