Good Things

Good Things
It appears that good things are happening. Voters appear to be voting for people who have not had many opportunities to steal from us or disappoint us, yet. Experience in office may or may not be an advantage to a political candidate. Serving as an elected legislator could be a good thing, if the elected legislator is loyal and honest. The question would be who are they loyal to? The voter or the power mongers who pull their strings. As long as an elected official demonstrates loyalty to the people who voted for them to be in office, then that is acceptable. When their loyalty shifts to outside interests, especially at the expense of the voter then when the next election comes around the voters MUST fire that disloyal employee, and replace them with an employee who can be trusted.
Elected empty suits with many years of experience at disappointing the electorate are losing in honest elections. The public seems to be rejecting individuals with years of experienced service who have questionable character and flexible loyalty, for unknowns with a potential for good character and true loyalty. This is good. Our government is broken, too many years of substandard behavior from individuals with low morals and no sense of honor or loyalty, have prevented the government from working properly.
Special interests and power brokers have too much control over those elected to watch over the public piggy bank. What we don’t challenge we condone. When we reelect an elected official who votes to spend money that should not be spent, we become part of the problem. When we reelect an individual who votes to raise taxes, we become part of the problem.
Any elected official who votes at any time to raise any tax for any reason, must be voted out of office at the first opportunity. Any elected official who votes at any time to spend a dime, not a dollar, a dime that does not absolutely have to be spent, must be voted out of office at the first opportunity. The elected legislators should go to bed each night with knots in their stomach afraid that they disappointed their voters, and will lose the next election. As is stands today, most of them are more concerned that they disappointed their party leaders or the puppeteer who pulls their strings, and rarely if ever worry about the voter.
They feel this way because we let them get away with it, we never hold them accountable. We allow them to move their lips and we listen. Candidates for office should never be allowed to speak. We need to measure them against their actions and not their words. If you were spendthrift before you were in public office you will be a spendthrift in office. If you misspoke about the truth prior to election, you are a lying weasel and not fit for public service. If your spouse can’t turn their back on you in mixed company you are not an honorable person an not fit for public service.
Up until now we set the bar low enough for them to manage to crawl under and fool us into voting for them. The good news is that many voters are paying attention and we are raising the bar. At first it probably won’t be high enough, but it will be higher than it was and we are beginning to disqualify some of the more blatant abusers of our trust.
The good things are starting and when the elections arrive, more trustworthy people who will be loyal to the voters will be in office. These are good things, with more good things to come.
Vote the Bums Out,
Gino

About gino984

A well fed middle aged male with strong opinions and a sense of humor. I was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police Corps. I also spent some years in manufacturing management in both union and non union environments. I know how to lead and how to supervise. I also know how to share what I know. My degree is in Criminal Justice so that means I have a background in Psychology and Sociology. When you couple my Law Enforcement and Security training and experience with my education and experience in management and leadership you get a unique view on Supervision and Leadership.
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