• It's easy to talk about our system not functioning. It's actually functioning exactly the way we've designed it to function by giving so much power to the political parties, which all of our, you know, leading founders - Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison - all said don't create political parties like the ones we have now. We did it, and we're paying a very high price for it.

    "Former Republican Congressman: Dysfunction In Washington Is 'Systemic'". "Here & Now" with Jeremy Hobson, October 18, 2013.
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