What’s Their Job?

“[It is not the purpose nor right of Congress
to attend to what generosity and humanity require,
but to what the Constitution and their duty require.”
– William Branch Giles
(1762-1830) American statesman, US Senator and Congressman from Virginia, 24th Governor of Virginia
Source: 1796, spoken on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives concerning a proposed relief measure for fire victims.

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