Recent displays of emotion at various Town Hall Meetings runs directly against the momentum building in Washington to spend more of the taxpayer's money. The proposal's pending have worthy goals and carry large price tags.
The Town Hall Meetings are comprised of elderly grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. As a group each, one is telling their elected representatives to slow down the unfettered spending of our money. The response from most Congressional members state the loud feedback is the result of an organized protest by the opposition. Words used to describe the crowds are, organized groups, mobs, illegal, Nazi, hoods, and un-American.
We see busloads of union members wearing the same union affiliation shirts arrive, carrying preprinted signs at the Town Hall Meeting and they are not called organized, mob, illegal, Nazi, hoods or un-American.
You think an arrogant nerve was exposed somewhere in the apparently insensitive Congress. Do you think We the People are that naive?
For a large majority of elected officials the only time their constituents ranks as first on their list of political survival steps are on the day of their election. Following the ballot, the intelligence of the voter dissolves slowly as the arrogance of Congress increases. The evaluation of the constituent's intelligence wanes as soon as the elected official arrives in Washington. The response when asked why they do not listen to their constituents is, "They do not know what they are talking about or what is best for them, I Do!"
The Priority Rank of those who now get an attentive ear when speaking to a member of Congress has changed. The former top ranked Voter finds their priority level sinking. At the top of the order is, The Political Party, the Congressional Committees, the Lobbyists, and the Special Interest Groups. Placed at the bottom of the list is the Voter now the least important party to the re-election goals of the Congressional Member.
We the People of the United States of America needs to tweak the priorities of our Congressional Servants. We need to stand and tell them our thoughts, let them hear, and if necessary, make them hear. Let them understand if they fail to hear the Voices of the People who put them in office, they will enjoy a short term in their seat in the House of the People regardless of their party affiliation.
We the Voters are important on Election Day, and everyday our elected officials represent us. Do not attempt to replace us with a Party Affiliation or other self-serving relationships.