We have duty to be informed of lawmakers’ actions
I begin by saying, I am neither Democrat nor Republican. I am unaffiliated. I cannot believe when either party votes 100 percent for some legislation that there are not one or two or perhaps more members of said party voting against their beliefs — perhaps even voting against the majority opinion of the people in their district. Why does this happen? Why is our country at such a dead stop that we can accomplish little or nothing?
I certainly am not learned enough to have the answers, but I do have the questions. Does anyone out there have the answers? Are the very rich and their money exerting more influence on our elected officials than the opinions of the people of their voting district? Do you believe what broadcasters on radio and TV tell you to be the unvarnished truth? Are you aware of your elected officials’ views on issues vital to your district? When you mark that election ballot, have you done any research on the person for whom you are voting? In reference to the current Congress’ actions, do you believe there is a fair amount of racial bias?
It is our duty as citizens to be aware, even to some minor extent, as to what our legislators are doing and advising them of our support or dissent on the issues. Sometimes with the problems of everyday living and raising families, we lose sight of this duty. When we do, we are the ones to pay the price.