Wright undermined the very basis of his local popularity—the decentralized nature of the House—by supporting reforms that gave power to the party leaders.
Willmoore Kendall and George Carey showed that the best way to reconcile majority rule and justice was to produce and sustain a virtuous majority.
Joseph Postell is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. His most recent book is Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State’s Challenge to Constitutional Government. He is currently the Visiting Fellow in American Political Thought in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation.