Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What Happened to the People?

Time and again we constantly hear politicians at every level of the corporate bureaucracy that is the government, say “The American people want this” or “the American people want that.” Both claim to know the answer, however both say different things. What has become evident from these declarations of the wants of the “American people” is that politicians seem to no longer concern themselves with the interests of their constituency. There is very little dialogue between people and those they choose to represent them.

Things must change…politicians must listen and act! And by listen and act I don’t mean listen to polls and act accordingly. Politicians at every level should talk with their constituency more often; more town hall meetings, pull the Clinton/Gore strategy and travel around actually talking with people. Elected officials must also not do this only when the media is watching. You don’t need journalists to follow you to get the message out there. There is a very powerful too called “word of mouth” and it is extremely underrated. In every election you hear people say, “I can relate to this guy” or as in the last election “he’s too aloof.” If John Kerry were to have not concerned himself with the media and actually went around to small diners, not for photo ops but rather actual conversations, then he definitely would have been better received. The same goes for President Bush and his town hall meetings. If you actually want to know what “the American people” think then listening to possible dissent might not be the worst move.

Politicians, stop referring to the “American People” as if they’re some block of people who can easily be manipulated! Even if that is the case, it is the politician’s duty not to manipulate, but rather to genuinely care and fight for his or her constituents.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right, politicians have to stop referring to the “American People” as a block of people who can easily be manipulated, they have to listen to us.They do the survey's to get a broad view of the opinions so they get some ideas of ho e are feeling. I hope they genuinely care and fight for us, thsts why we elect them.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Your right, politicians have to stop referring to the “American People” as a block of people who can easily be manipulated, they have to listen to us.They do the survey's to get a broad view of the opinions so they get some ideas of how we are feeling. I hope they genuinely do care and fight for us, thsts why we elect them.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just contacted by

FROM:Larry Thomas(ESQ)
Larry Thomas & Associates,
211 C,Close Attorney,
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Festac Town Lagos - Nigeria.
Email:(larrythomas2006@yahoo.co.in)
Dear Friend,
It is with heartfelt hope that I write to seek your co-
operation and assistance in the context stated below, I am Larry Thomas,
the personal Attorney to the late Mr. John Worsley.I got your contact
through the help of my sister-in-law that works with the American
Chambers of Commerce and Tourism, though I did not disclose to her my
humble intention for an honest foreigner like you, having noted the
confidence reposed on your person by the sponsor of the
recommendation.
My late client was the Chief Executive officer of {Shell Development Company} for 15 years and he was retired on the 30th day of September 2001. After a month, My client and his entire family died on their way to a Conference in a Plane crash on the 30th day of October 2001.Before his death my client had a total sum of
US$7,500,000.00 with a Finance House hoping of transferring the fund to his country {United States of America} after his retirement as soon as he comes back from the conference but the on timely death never allowed him carry out his plans to make the fund transfer. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 4years now .I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased. I agree to pay you 40% of the fund as the account owner, 60% for me . I have all
necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make, If you are interested please send the following information.

1)Your full names and address for applying for claim and securing the necessary documents in your names 2)Your Private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication and transmitting of documents.3) Your age/Occupation All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through . I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me by my secured and confidential e-mail address at:(larrythomas2006@yahoo.co.in) to enable us discuss further.

Thanks and God bless
Barrister Larry Thomas

If anyone get this crap, throw it away. They want your money

11:56 AM  

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