One of the principles of representative government is that the citizens are allowed to select from among their number, a candidate to travel to Washington DC (in the case of the US) and make their voices heard.
I think this was fine with lawmakers so long as the "making THEIR voices heard" part was completely apathetic. There is a sense I get from viewing town hall meetings that the people in the crowd are for the greater part, a lot smarter than the people they sent to Washington DC. Or am I the only one who sees that.
How many of you feel that your elected representatives are:
- overly concerned with YOUR personal welfare?
- people who care about issues that matter to you?
Do the recent performances at town hall meetings by Congress inspire you further? Does power corrupt?
Are your representatives elitists or do they accurately reflect the people they represent - do they have the common touch?
Ask yourself whether or not your representatives in Congress are fit to remain your representatives.