posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Birdbath
I just wish our country would start holding our elected officials accountable for their actions.
Yes! No matter what level, local to national! Elected leaders must
be held accountable to those who elect them.
Whether because of a conspiracy by powers that be or not, over the years citizens start to say that voting doesn't change anything, my vote doesn't
count, etc. Well, you reap what you sow. If citizens sow complacency, they reap corruption. When politicians know they're only "beholden" to 5% of
voters, they can take advantage of ignorance and complacency.
Voting is not something one does and sits back and enjoys. Take voting as seriously as giving birth to a child. Look what happens when a child is born
but is then set free to do as he pleases with no guidance. When politicians think their voters don't care, they won't care to react to their
Voters need to email/phone their elected leaders and tell them their opinions and what they want. Otherwise we appear fearful or complacent.
When elected leaders fail to take heed, then it is time to vote them out; if that fails, then other non-violent actions of protest are warranted.
Make elected leaders fearful, and don't allow them to make us