Above is a picture taken by my friend Will Davis of the Monroe County Reporter in Forsyth, GA.
Forsyth only has 4,000 people. 700 of them turned out to speak to Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA 08) about healthcare.
The line was long. The day was hot. More and more people came. Congressman Marshall, a Democrat running in a decidedly Republican congressional district (he’s also my former law school professor), was patient.
Marshall, like the majority of the people in his district, opposes the healthcare proposals winding their way through Congress. Marshall went so far as to say he’d vote against all five of the present proposals.
This is American democracy in all its glory. For or against the pending issue, we should be awed by citizens en masse exercising their right to freely assemble and petition their government.