Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thinkday – Why Don’t Representatives Represent Us?

Those of you who know me well know I am a pretty rational guy. Politically I consider myself a moderate, choosing to vote based on individual analysis of people and issues. While it is true I may lean slightly to the left, I would never consider myself a conservative Republican, nor a liberal Democrat.

One thing that has always puzzled me is how often I hear the words “I wish Washington represented the people.” These are supposed to be OUR elected officials who will take our will to the city, state, or federal level to make sure our society functions as WE see fit. But often we end up with representatives who seem to pander to special interest, or lean a bit, to be blunt, on the fanatic and crazy side.