February 16, 2006
You are the stonecutter
By Perry Willis

"Look at a stonecutter hammering away at this rock, perhaps a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before."-- Jacob A. Rils

Congress is the rock. "Read the Bills" is the hammer. You are the stonecutter.

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