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Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by UnifiedSerenity
We have to demand more from our elected representatives. I was just watching this morning on meet the press, or whatever it was called, that there's a room that is made available for any representative to go in and read up on any bill of classified document related to home security. The room is locked and available to any member of congress. They go on to say that not one member of congress has ever used or taken advantage of that room!
What do these representatives think we're electing them for? If they're not going to be the checks and balances for the people, than they have no business running for elected office. It seems clear to me that these representatives just sit on their duffs all day, just to collect a large paycheck and reap in the benefits of being a congressman or senator.
The only time they get off their duffs is when scandals hit the headline and it's time for them to show their false patriotic concern for the people of the United States. They never read the actual bills they have to vote on, and a majority of the time they're not present when voting on the bill. Who is regulating and keeping them accountable for their actions and making sure our constitutional rights are not being taken away?
Our members of congress and the senate are absolutely disgraceful. They're swayed by lobbyists, corporations, and other special interest groups. Their pressured by government agencies and by executive orders. They are making decisions based upon everything our forefathers didn't want. It's clearly written that "The government is for and by the people." It surely is nowhere close to that. Our representatives should be ashamed of themselves.