Rep. Hank Johnson, a U.S. Congressman from Georgia and long-time member of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), is profiled by Bob Keefe in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In "Hank Johnson Won't Back Down," [link fixed] Keefe writes that the Congressman is "a Buddhist who serves on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, strives for world peace but doesn't shy away from a fight."
The Congressman says he is driven by the middle way.
"I don't get carried [away] when things are going great‚ and don't get carried [away] when things are going badly, because both of those things are going to happen," he said. "So, therefore, the middle path is the best place to be."