Wherever you are in this great nation of ours, whatever party you belong to, whatever your personal political proclivities, I believe the most patriotic thing you can do this year is to go to the polls in November and vote against your incumbent Congressperson.
These people are out of control, they care about nothing but keeping and extending their own power, and they need to go find honest work for what in many cases will be the first time in their lives.
A personal note to Jim Sensenbrenner: Americans are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and you think the most important thing you can do right now is hold hearings disparaging the raid on William Jefferson's office? I hearby officially question your patriotism, mainly because, like most of your comrades, you've given no evidence that you have any ability whatsoever to place anything ahead of your own selfish interests, including your country.
Update: Many of you have written to say that you think this is a great idea, except that your Congressperson is actually pretty good. I've been asked to tell you that management has a strict policy of no exceptions to its "You don't have to go home, you just got to get the hell out of Congress" protocol. Management reminds you that you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs (see Iraq, War in) and that the goal here is to make an omelette big enough to feed Africa. Management apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, and hopes that you all understand the necessity for strict adherence to policy at such a critical time.
Management also advises you that failure to comply with the aforementioned policy will be considered un-American, potentially punishable by having your patriotism brought into question.
That is all.