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In Frank Capra’s classic movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mr. Smith, an aw, shucks, salt of the earth kind of guy, played by the venerable Jimmy Stewart, gets appointed to fill a Senate seat with the help of the senior senator from his state who assumes he will be a pawn and do his bidding. Over time, the earnest Stewart, realizes his supposed mentor, is not on the up and up and ‘for the people,” and takes a stand against him; ultimately, he exposes his nefarious aims. Truth and justice prevail. Mr. Smith is an American hero standing up for the “little guy.” … [more]