Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:22 pm Post subject: Government By the Majority
From Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:00 am to Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|As we just celebrated our country’s birthday I was wondering where we would be if our Founding Fathers were like our Senators up in Albany.
233 years ago a group of men who had monumental differences were able to put them aside for the sake of our nation.
Personal agendas, biases, life long beliefs were all put on hold for the common good.
If this group of Senators were there in 1776 we would all be eating crumpets, drinking tea and singing God Save the Queen.
Fortunately they weren’t there but that does not help us today.
These “elected officials” who are being paid to represent us are doing anything but.
They seem more concerned over the size of their offices or the number of their perks than they are about our schools, our welfare or the welfare of our state.
Maybe we should take a page out of the revolutionary book and toss them all out on their ears.
It was “No Taxation Without Representation” back then but we get stuck with “Taxation and No Representation” today.
Thomas Jefferson once said “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate”..
If only Albany would listen.