Voting is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion—often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.
With the recent activities in the nations’ capitol, one wonders what will happen during the next voting process? Will these men and women who have void to uphold the constitution while obliging the wants of their voters prepare enough messages to be reelected?
Will the person who has signed up to represent you and me, be persuasive enough to organizations with gather enough money to buy the hearts and minds of the voters? Are they really our representatives?
Like any business, you are hired for a job and given certain responsibilities and expectations of the organization. Yet, this organization, known as our government, seems to have some very special requirements. And it has some very unusual liabilities, for whatever is decided by this organization affects all of us. Our taxes, laws, even our wars are created and bestowed on the population by these elected officials.
What amazes me is from all the population with great minds and hearts, these few are the ones who will step forward and take on the responsibly of governing the rest of us. A handful from every community will stand up to the desperate toil of balancing an outlandish budget, discuss and negotiate to find solutions to immense problems, all the while being bombarded by special interest groups and powerful financial brokers who can make or break a legislator’s career. Then the elected official gets to return home to the constituents who are promised whatever they request.
So it will be time to vote again. Will we forget the last few years of mayhem and reelect those who have avoided responsibility or cast them out?
It is not only your right, it is your privilege to vote for some person who you wish to represent your opinion and not be persuaded to outside pressures. Good luck with that.