A new Congress will take office in January and the voice of the people was heard in the elections. Here is the rest of the story about our representative democracy. We will be telling our elected representatives what we want from them in unmistakable terms. We will not be accepting half truths, half efforts or the usual legislative escape hatches that put off to some undefined future date what we are demanding right now.
In enacting this law, politicians and lobbyists believed that they knew better than the American people. They forced upon us what we did not want to accept. It has happened before under the rule of a King George and we rejected his arrogance when we founded a new kind of nation -- our United States of America. We became the hope of the world with our grand experiment and now we must renew the promise of the Founding Fathers. To do so we must teach this fundamental lesson of self-determination to our own leaders. Together, we will.