Why is it always in the narrative in political debates that a politician is not true to their principles when their voting record changes on any given issue?
To a certain degree shouldn't their voting record reflect the desires of the people regardless of their own personal values?
I would think that a politician who surrenders his or her will to the people rather than enforcing their own values on them has more integrity than those who would do otherwise.
If an elected representative was honest about where they stood on the issues when they were elected, I don't see it as wrong for them to take some unpopular positions on the issues as long as they didn't try to fool those they represent.
Politicians today can vote any way they please (or that pleases their financial sponsors) because no one can demonstrate clearly what their constituents want, or how their constituents feel about a given issue.
That is clearly true when you consider how many of their total constituents even voted for or against them.
Low participation in voting, in public comment, in the day to day workings of our legislative process, is what has given too few people too much power.
Fish flip and flop when you catch them. Politicians are inclined to flip and flop when you catch them. Big Money are the fishers of politicians. The public is so disgusted that it has become disinterested unless something makes politics entertaining. Thoughts, ideas, and policies get less public discussion than when a movie star changes spouse or a hairstyle!
Our carefully crafted form of government is in serious trouble due to voter apathy and ignorance.
by marinealways247 years ago
With all of the political hidden agenda, we never truly know what politicians have our best interest in mind. Should all politicians be required to take lie detector tests before and during office?
by GA Anderson17 months ago
Should a Congressman Only Stand For Moral and Sensible Actions... that benefit all U.S. citizens?Or should they stand for the desired actions of their electors?I think it is the latter.If they cannot, in good...
by marinealways247 years ago
If politicians read hubpages, they could actually "learn" what the people want instead of "assuming" what the people want. Is HubPages the future of the political movement? lol
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
believe would have made a more efficient president? Why?
by Josak3 years ago
Some thoughts:No campaign contributions allowed all campaigns are funded by a tiny flat tax every party receives a given amount to publicize their views so long as they can get say 50 000 party members. Yearly full IRS...
by Justin Earick3 years ago
While a 28th Amendment stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech would be ideal - how about compulsory voting? What if we used the carrot approach - say increasing tax-credits for voting in...
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