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Friday, May 07, 2004

after the elections

From: "Tito Sarmago"
Date: Fri May 7, 2004 10:10 am
Subject: after the elections

I just realized that we don't have a report card for EVERYONE our
legislature. There is no EASY way to get information on what the person
you voted for many years ago is performing to your expectations.
Usually, this is the job of the FREE PRESS (not our local pay-per-view
variety). We ought to find a way to get this sorted out, as we virtually
don't know if our representatives are doing the job we're paying them to

That's right. WE are paying THEM to do stuff FOR US. Say it to yourself
the next time a number-8 plate number tries to run you over on the
pedestrian lane.

Has anybody tried to get in touch with their congressperson? It is,
after all what they're there for. TO REPRESENT. After the elections, use
that power. If there's something you feel strongly about, go ahead and
write them.

Activism isn't only in the streets. In fact, it really shouldn't be. If
you hire somebody for a job, you damn well make sure they do their job;
try to get the most out of the salary you're giving them. Besides,
you're SURE you're giving them fair wages, aren't you? They applied for
that thankless job; they did a big star-studded CAMPAIGN to get the job;
and they want to get that job again in the next hiring period!

The country won't be saved by a handful of people elected into their
positions of power by a majority. Salvation (as in religion) depends on
each of us doing our part. Democracy is a tiring form of government.

If you allow your elected 'leaders' free reign after electing them, then
it's almost just a tyranny isn't it?

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