At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."

IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES!

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Monday, August 24, 2009

Are Ordinary Americans SMART ENOUGH?

THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS

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:

  • over-worked?
  • over-paid?
  • 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.


2 comments:

Opus #6 said...

They are corrupt with a captital C. Out with the lot of them! Term limits!

JihadGene said...

My congressman is YELLOW DOG Democrat JIM CO$TA in California's 20th district. Everyday the 20th district is looking more and more like the movie "District 9".
I'm going to a Tea Party August 28th!

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