If only the "Federal Way Highway Act" of 1956 (President Eisenhower) had not been enacted, we would have a different set of congressmen today. You see, freeways gave us the means and mobility to move away from the city center to areas inhabited by more like-minded folks. Here we segregated ourselves by color, religion, economics and political party.
Districts have been gerrymandered so that those who favored coffee would have their representatives while those who drank tea would have theirs. Had we been forced to converse with our neighbors, different as they may be, we might have agreed to compromise our beverage of choice. Congress today would be represent these neighborhoods, drink Kool-Aid and get along.