In this recording, produced for Constitution Day 2006, UT-Austin professor Sean Theriault discusses whether the framers of the U.S. Constitution would recognize Congress today as it has evolved from their original design. He argues that the framers may not have been able to predict today's Congress but would be happy with the result: a Congress that plays a central role in governing. Similarly, the framers may not have foreseen the role of parties, but they would approve of the help parties provide voters in making intelligent choices at the ballot box.