Seems like this is one of the few issues where people do get active. It was stopped under Bush, and has at least been slowed in the House. The leadership seems determined to pass something, though. Unfortunately, we just saw them break ranks with the majority of Reps this week, and we’ll probably see it again. This issue is ballgame.
I am not even a hardliner on this issue, but the current Senate bill is disastrous.
I agree, but what I liked best was your statement that the individual representative needs to be held accountable for the deeds of leadership. We have every right to expect that our representatives hold the leadership to the same standards we use in selecting our own elected officials.