The Federalist papers, in my layman's interpretation is a basic way the constitution should be administered, and clauses for conduct and fairness. http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html These were written by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and many other loyal Americans wanting a truly representative government. These were cautionary suggestions aimed at limiting the power of the federalist government. One of them, Article 57, was concerned with limiting the power of Congress from making laws that applied to the masses, but NOT themselves. I think we have seen GROSS evidence of this in the last few decades. This article was NEVER adopted, but our founding fathers were visionary in their concern about the corruption of power. Granted, some concessions should be granted to Congress in the interest of National Security due to the access of data they have. But most fall under the guise of "perks", and "benefits". To this date, Congress is still immune to the majority of the laws they pass. The founding fathers knew these risks 240 years ago. But it takes the Congress to pass laws on the behavior of Congress. Perhaps that needs to change? Why can't the electorate pass laws on the behavior and benefits of Congress? Just some musings of a simple man. Thanks for reading.