Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 | Cory Briggs exposes a fine argument concerning the role of Congress in making law. The Supreme Court recognized that Congress can un-make laws as well, but not do so in spite of their Constitutional obligations; this underscores the failures of the recent Congresses to do what the people expect of them.

The way to effect change in Congress is two-fold; one, we the people ought to lean on them — write ’em, email ’em, call ’em — all the time. The haves in this society aren’t afraid of doing that; they have many elected officials on speed dial and the rest of us should feel free to do the same.

Second, we the people need a cogent voice of our own and that will come when more of us sit together and talk about what’s important and make some sense out of what needs to happen and then follow it through as in the above paragraph.

Democracy works when you work it, and the rest of us who have a better appreciation of it need to do a better job of husbanding America so that misguided and low-minded East German escapades like the border fence do not happen here. That fence idea is one immigrant that should never get out of quarantine and be sent back as undesirable in anything called the United States of America.

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