"The basic problem is simply that the Congress has become professionalized. It has interest much higher than ever existed before in remaining in office. It has a bureaucracy that is serving it. It is much more subject to the power of individualized pressure groups as opposed to the unorganized feelings of the majority of the citizens."
by:
Justice Antonin Scalia
(1936-2016) American jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Source:
American Enterprise Institute forum, “A Constitutional Convention: How Well Would It Work?” May 23, 1979
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I'm not sure how to rate this. The statement is accurate enough in its observation and conclusion  BUT !,  It is just another misdirection sophistry. For example: neither "individualized pressure groups" or, "unorganized feelings of the majority of the citizens" falls within the de jure form of: "a republican form of government" that was to represent individual sovereigns inalienable rights (inclusive of life, liberty and property). AND, to start the statement off with: "The basic problem is", is, in context, the whole of the statement is a blatant attempt to focus on and give legitimacy to the illicit, immoral and enslaving system that has replaced original intent and established order.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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