Political power is in the hands of the people. Our democracy responds to the cries of the people. And the people would like to prevent America from having five and a-half more years of octogenarian governance, whether it's President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump again.

Here is a very idealistic way — I admit — to do that.

Gary Franks served three terms as U.S. representative for Connecticut's 5th District. He was the first Black Republican elected to the House in nearly 60 years and New England's first Black member of the House. Host: podcast "We Speak Frankly." Author: "With God, For God, and For Country." The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily represent those of The Argus Observer.

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