It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement.
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The entire argument is built on a fallacy.
It’s a fallacy of composition to believe that because each member of Congress tends a parcel of the nation, the whole Congress tends the whole nation.