Jefferson Smith was one of the greatest characters in movies. Created by director Frank Capra, he symbolizes the common American, the man who stands up for what is right, in spite of the odds. Capra’s family came to America from Italy and Capra immediately fell in love with America’s optimism and ability for individuals to matter in this country. Capra saw the best of America. I see the best of our country in spite of today’s problems.

Our beloved country is in dire straits. WE THE PEOPLE have allowed it to happen. As a result, I want to be a Jefferson Smith for the 21st century. I want to inspire others to become Jefferson Smiths. Who can stop an Army of Jefferson Smiths? NO ONE. I invite you all to become a Jefferson Smith and show others how to become one too!