The last election demonstrated a major shift in voter wishes, resulting in the election of many new men and women to Congress.
Knowing the clear will of the people, this "lame duck" Congress has embarked on controversial bills, attempting once more to ram through their invalidated agenda.
Whether you're liberal or conservative, it's not morally right to govern this way when you no longer have a mandate to continue doing so.
This Congress has shown no interest in hearing the voters, and I don't see them suddenly deciding right from wrong.
After an election, we should not have lame duck sessions at all. Aside from the obvious conflicts, the time and money spent between election day and taking office is a waste.
Before the 20th Amendment changed the dates of the congressional terms (in the 1930's), we didn't have a lame duck problem. How to undo the amendment is beyond me. Perhaps others might rise to deal with the problem.
Alan D. Wilcox Ph.D.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom