A few months ago, Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez announced the “Change Takes Courage” campaign. The initiative challenged the president to exert leadership on immigration reform.
Sadly, courage and leadership are not traits found in most politicians. Their modus operandi is reactive in nature. If they feel a threat to their reelection, they start to adjust in accordance with the public winds of the day.
As a result, since far too many representatives lack the internal fortitude to push for change on their own, the public must externally provide the impetus for them to exercise such courage.