chapter  4
The People’s House
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Perhaps the best place from which to view the alarming erosion of our Winner Take All democracy is from inside the chambers of our most hallowed institution-the U.S. House of Representatives. The People’s House. No single body better symbolizes the animating democratic spirit that swept through the American colonies in the mid-to late-eighteenth century. That Spirit of 1776 fomented a revolution that birthed, not without labor pains, a new nation, where it was held to be “self-evident” that “all men are created equal,” and are endowed with “certain unalienable rights,” as Jefferson and Co. so eloquently declared it before the eyes of a candid world.