A good point

Published 10:56 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One of the points repeatedly made during the TEA rally held on Saturday at Cheney Griffin Park was that politicians have lost touch with those they represent.

And no matter what your politics—Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative—politicians always need to be reminded of who they actually are beholden to, which is you.

Saturday’s Fourth of July rally used this country’s history as a backdrop for what has gone awry in its last 233 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed.

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With words such as “We must take America back.”

“It is time to become involved in the American Revolution of 2009, not with musket and sword, but with words and votes.”

Although American has never been lost, there are times when its citizens must be reminded that they are at the helm of how their governments—locally and nationally—will steer.

How are elected officials to know what the public feels if the vast majority of the citizens are oblivious to what the issues are? Agree with what the current leaders are doing or not, citizens need to become involved and open a dialogue with their elected representatives.

If America continues its wayward path as some say it is going, then it’s not the politicians’ fault—it’s the oblivious masses who prefer ignorance and inaction.