October 28, 2007

The Common People

Scott Wilson is the publisher of a small, independent newspaper in Washington state called the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader. Last Wednesday, he penned an editorial opinion that, in a few paragraphs, concisely lays out exactly what is at stake as Congress and the courts roll over for President Bush's repeated trashing of the Constitution. More than just a summary of misdeeds however, Mr. Wilson's op-ed is a call to action, and a reminder that:
It took common people - farmers, brewers, printers, silversmiths - to write the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights some 218 years ago. And it looks as if it's up to the common people to try to defend those principles.
I couldn't agree more; the "opposition" that was made a legislative majority in the last election is failing us. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance," and that has never been more true than it is today.

You can read Scott Wilson's piece, "The Common People," here.

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