We the public now know that we have no standing with the U.S. Congress.
This is an important thing to know, that interest groups are more important to our members of Congress than the interests of us Americans.
Gabby Giffords, the parents of the 20 Sandy Hook kids who were murdered and 91 percent of the American people want something that they now have no hope of getting. I could live with this fact if I thought there would be enough caring citizens to throw the bums out come 2014 and 2016.
It’s true that more of us are becoming fed up with members of both parties who vote the lobbyists — and their party’s — interests instead of that of the public. Unfortunately there are still too many of us who think that one lousy vote is synonymous with powerlessness.
What power we would have if all those “powerless” citizens would go to the polls. The vote to require universal background checks on gun purchases should have passed. Nine out of 10 Americans supported it.
Now the question is if those Congress members who denied our desires will lose their seats when election time comes.
As I see it, those powerless citizens will be the key in 2014.