Not as smart as we think

Today’s St. Pete Times “Other Views” included a piece by Rex Smith about the working of democracy.

The real danger in a representative form of government such as we have in the USA however, is that those whom we elect to represent us, represent their own self-interests first.

This is not to say that they purposely go into public office for personal gain, it is rather that elected officials having been elected, seek re-election.

Getting elected is about taking a public stance on issues that are in the best interests of those who finance that election.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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