posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by Expat888
When was the last time a politician actually got their hand dirty and did some real work that helped the people they are supposed to
I see dirty hands and real work trying to help his constituents from Ron Paul all the time. It's not his fault that the bulk of congress doesn't act
accordingly to allow real change - but he tries.
And he DID cure my apathy as well as give me hope I CAN believe in!
How many of your politicians actually take time to get to know you the people ? Again press conferences and pr events do not count.
Well, Ron Paul delivered about 4000 of his own constituents (I'm sure at least SOME of them were in his district, anyway...), and from
in Texas Monthly's October 2001 edition (per wikipedia):
Paul also spends extra time in the district to compensate for "violat[ing] almost every rule of political survival you can think of," traveling
over 300 miles (480 km) daily to attend civic ceremonies for veterans, graduates, and Boy Scouts, often accompanied by his grandchildren. His staff
helps senior citizens obtain free or low-cost prescription drugs through a little-known drug company program; procures lost or unreceived medals for
war veterans, holding dozens of medal ceremonies annually; is known for its effectiveness in tracking down Social Security checks; and sends out
birthday and condolence cards.
How many of your politicians truly care about you the people and your wellbeing ?
I know ONE who seems two. Well, more than that - I disagree with more of his views than I do with Paul, but I live Kucinich, Nader, Gravel, and a few
Truth is NONE of them give a rats arse about the people theyre supposed to represent and not a damn thing will change after the elections.
I disagree with the first bit, and certainly hope you're wrong about the last. We can't take much more of this.
edit on 4/30/2011 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)