To: roses of sharon
Politicians are just men, normal human beings, who act legislatively according to the wishes of their voters.
Only during the election time. In the meantime (much longer than elections) they act according the wishes of those who pressure them. The regular voters after using their ballot go to sleep.
posted on 12/03/2006 9:11:41 AM PST
by A. Pole
(For today's Democrats abortion and "gay marriage" are more important that the whole New Deal legacy.)
To: A. Pole
Yes, precisely my point, "regular" voters need pressure, we need to quit coddling them as unimpeachable, and somehow vaunted.
And those who go to sleep, or don't vote and cynically don't participate, and just complain about politicians as corrupt, sleazy, ect, obviously are lazy and don't want to do the hard work of recruiting men whom share their values, raising money, running serious campaigns ect.
As far as pressure on our Reps, that comes from us too.
Lobbyists are simple a group of voters who have issues, and have every right to get together and put that issue before their rep, as do all lobbyists whom the Fed gov has purview. If the gov were smaller, and stayed out of American's and their business, then there would not be so many lobbyists. (and whom is it that demands the gov get involved in every aspect of our lives? AMERICANS who demand every real or perceived justice be served, anything uncomfortable or worrisome must be addressed with some new law or tax)
Another bogus myth about lobbyists to make Americans feel they have no power over their government.
We have enormous power, if we would only use it.
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