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originally posted by: JBurns
I have previously only discussed this with close family. Today, I would like to bring this to my ATS extended family, and get some input!
For those that don't know me (probably most), I have been a long time contributor here at ATS and I have learned that, when honest, frank advice is desired, ask the community at ATS!
I am currently involved in my community as a volunteer paramedic. Previously, I served as a policeman and later on the board for my city's human rights board.
I believe in transparent government, because only through transparency can we foster open and productive discussion. I have strongly been considering running for my states house of representatives, and feel that I could truly serve as a voice to the people of my community and surrounding area. I believe that the voices of people like you and I often get drowned out by political rhetoric. I feel that this is the gravest injustice to our democracy.
I suppose I am asking if my aspirations are a mere pipe dream, or something that I could do to really make a difference and give back to those who have blessed my family and I with so much love and support over the years.
I believe America is broken. That our constitution is the single most important governing document and the highest law of the land. I believe our current system exploits this document, and attempts to distort it to fit their views. Instead, our law makers should conform to this document and support and defend it.
As many others have said, liberty for security is never an equal exchange.
So,there it is my friends! Am I crazy?