What Are We Looking For?
As we get ready to elect some new representatives to look out for our best interests we all need a good understanding of what to look for. In most cases one thing we don’t want is the person who has been in office for several terms. The experience these people have earned in office is not going to do the tax payers any good. One quality that will do a candidate some good would be that they are new to public service.
Another quality we want to see in someone worth voting for, will be some accomplishments outside of an elected or appointed position. A candidate who was successful in doing a job they were hired to do is a better qualification that time in office misspending our tax revenues.
Open honest communication is another quality we want to see. Short simples answers to direst questions. Yes and no are acceptable answers to a lot of questions. Attempts to leave some wiggle room in some answers is not acceptable. We want honest answers and a we want people who say what they believe and then do what they said they were going to do.
Integrity is a major quality we need. Men and women who will live an honest and moral life and will not allow themselves to fall victim to temptations of power or sex while in office. Once elected to a position of trust by the voters the elected official must live a life that is in the public eye. There are no secrets from the voters. A weakness that allows the elected official to be seduced by special interests or sexual predators while in office will ruin your chance at reelection. We expect your words to mean things. What you say as you campaign is what we expect you to do in office. Consistency Is part of integrity.
Respect for your position and your obligation to your voters. The voters have shown you a great deal of respect by voting for you and you must feel an obligation to repay that respect as you do the job you were hired to do. You were hired to represent the voters. Represent them well.
Loyalty is another quality that we want to see in you. First be loyal to yourself. Don’t do anything to make yourself ashamed of yourself. Then be loyal to your family. You have an obligation to your family and you must be loyal to them in everything you do. And next on the list is loyalty to your employers. That means the voters. They voted for you and you must show your loyalty to them. You have NO, that means none, zero, absolutely nothing in the way of obligation or debt or loyalty to party leaders or special interests.
We want to see what you have in mind while you are in office. We want lower taxes, smaller government and much less spending. Tell us how you plan to make those things happen. It’s not enough to say the bad people who screwed things up have to go. That may be true, but how will you make things right? Show us a plan, show us how you will make things right. Pointing fingers and assigning blame aren’t enough. What are you doing to do to make things right? Sow us, tell us, and then do what you said.
We don’t need any politicians, we need men and women of character who want to do what needs to be done and make things happen. Leave the smoke mirrors and misrepresentations to your challenger and let them lose the election based on their misrepresentations and distortions.
Be yourself and be someone worth voting for. Know what we want and then work very hard to give us what we want. Lower taxes, less government and much less spending. Don’t make us have to be ashamed of you after we vote you in office. We don’t deserve than anymore, we’ve suffered enough of that.
Vote the Bums Out,