It is the goal of the WCTA to remind each citizen that in this "democratic republic" we are the government. We are a government "of the people, for the people and by the people" and that it is our duty and our obligation to be aware of how our elected representatives carry out our charge. We hope to help others recognize that our busy lives sometimes interfere with our agenda but it is paramount to understand that our way of life is only possible with a free, tolerant and representative government. It is our goal to convince our elected representatives that the WCTA holds them accountable for their actions. It is our hope to make it clear that we expect their actions will reflect their words. "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promisespermanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Letter, 13 Nov. 1789 (publishedin Complete Works, Vol. 10, ed. by John Bigelow,
1887 -88 ).