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Will Rogers


U.S. cowboy, comedian, social commentator, vaudeville performer, and actor

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of a hammer. It’s just a question of how much damage he can do with it before you can take it away from him. Well, in eighteen months these babies have left a record of devastation.”

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source: “Congress Session, Rogers Says, Is Like Baby Getting a Hammer,” Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, July 5, 1930.

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medium: Letter to the Editor

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