The concept of ordinary citizens organizing around a common goal has, bizarrely, been under assault by Republicans at least since Sarah Palin sneeringly observed at the 2008 Republican National Convention that being "a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities." They seem to have forgotten Margaret Mead's famous observation, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Abolitionists were organized. Suffragettes were organized. The labor movement was organized. The civil rights movement was organized. So are the tea party, the National Rifle Association and the March for Life. Do Republicans ignore them? Should King George III have ignored the Declaration of Independence as the product of an "organized campaign" — and one bearing the literal signature of a rich, liberal rabble-rouser to boot?