NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Town Council that the Council hereby petitions the Bush Administration and Congress to immediately end the war in Iraq, re-establish a progressive tax code,
curtailend favoritism toward corporate interests, develop responsible policies focused on renewable energy, and commit to priorities that reflect the common good.
(The editorial changes were suggested by Mayor Foy.)
Is this an exercise in frustration? I don't think so. Local government is the front lines. If we can't register the complaints of the people to the powerful in Washington, who can?
Shortly later into the meeting we received another similar petition on ending the war, signed by many citizens. We endorsed it unanimously too.
UPDATE: Somebody at Kos stole my tagline! (Just kidding. It was pretty obvious. Glad for the attention.)