absolutely. That is why I chose different kinds of local volunteer activities. It’s not suppose to be a club...What do we do when the leaders of the local community are focused on gaining more power, rather than protecting our rights?
Excellent question that should be asked of candidates we suspect are on their power trips. Most of them are in a constant state of denial. They think that their good intentions to make their country a better place have no impact unless they rise to a position of power. They become addicted to the game of reaching higher and higher positions and forget about the good intentions they had when they began their power trip. They become like Tiger Woods who gets to the pinnacle of his life and animal light goes of in their brain that says I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT THE THE HELL WITH ANYONE ELSE! Their earlier ideals go by the wayside.
The man of big dreams, the momma in tennis shoes (Senator Patty Murray) and the good human being becomes that narcissist that could care less about the good intentions they had in their earlier years. In order to placate the nagging guilt that they have compromised their ideals, they fall prey to the seduction of socialist Marxism. Once they learn that they can receive campaign contributions (which they launder into their private bank accounts) from those they give grant money, the cycle is complete. They have become fully enmeshed into the system. They cut themselves off from the society they represent or live in. They wall themselves out from the rest of society. They cease to be responsive as human beings to real people (Sarah Palin is so special because she stays connected to real people). They insulate themselves with email word limits, staffers who pretend to listen to what we say and our letters dumped unopened in the trash. The only human interaction they give us is a computer program set to fire off a form letter with the click of a mouse.
We need to break down those walls. When we call our representatives and demand that we talk directly to them. No longer should we have to talk to a stooge staffer (let the staffers read every word of those lengthy bill they write). We need to talk to the representative directly for their own mental well being. We need to demand it and not take any excuses like, "Representative Adam Smith is at lunch," or "Senator Maria Cantwell is on the Senate floor." We need to take our county back by taking these representatives to the task of doing their job.