We The People are perhaps the strongest words in the American Experiment and the opening words of our Constitution. It behooves American officials to listen to The People, because that's where the power lies. From our most powerful national offices to our most humble local offices, the officials there had better listen to The People, or suffer the consequences.
I was privileged last night to be at such a meeting, where The People showed up to voice their opinions, to make demands, and to chastise their elected officials. In a stunning display of common sense and civic virtue, those same officials decided that The People were right, and amended their policies to reflect the will of The People.
As I told someone last night, it's best to listen to The People, especially when they show up in mass. As long as they don't show up with sacks of feathers and buckets of tar, we'll be okay.