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Mr. Cantor not only flirted with amnesty, but also refused to oppose a bill that would empower Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to interfere in state elections nationwide and explicitly deny “nonminorities” protection under the federal Voting Rights Act. Will somebody do something?

Who will get up and voice what many Americans are thinking — that liberty is slipping away while “conservative” politicians make nice?

Virginia’s 7th District Republican voters want Mr. Cantor and his party to throw a wrench into the monster tank’s treads, not fashion a less bumpy, “bipartisan” road.

Mr. Cantor came to Washington in 2001 as a conservative and isn’t really a bad guy — but he morphed into an establishment Republican, which makes him part of the big, big problem.

Thanks to Mr. Brat’s courage and clarity, Mr. Cantor’s constituents let him know this in a big, big way.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.