All would agree that our current political system is broken – the recent payroll tax holiday debate being a prime example. It seems our leaders now legislate through the media; ever careful in making there talking point comments while never directly answering the question. I’m a big fan of the House of Commons in the U.K. It’s refreshing to see questions being asked and answered – sometimes with the sarcasm each ‘honorable member’ disserves. If you have two hours ( yes, learning requires buy in), I encourage you to watch this:
We must not forget that these people are our servants – put there by us to work for us. With some Senators and Congressmen serving entire careers in elected government, I think they elevate themselves to celebrity status. They consider their service in the House or Senate a talent like singing or a skill like woodworking. Politics was supposed to be about service and patriotism.
I now consider myself an independent voter of a conservative nature. That way I can feel free to grumble and jeer my Right Honorable members from the back benches without, in their eyes, betraying them.