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Are some politicians forgetting who they represent?

Posted by Admin On August - 5 - 2011



By Rev. Harold E. Bailey

On election-day, voters get the opportunity to voice their sentiments by way of choosing candidates they think can best represent their individual ideologies. After casting their vote for the person (s) of their choice, the voter expects – and should expect – that their elected officials would consul with their constituency before making any crucial vote-decision!  When they come back to their district or community they should hold forums or town hall meetings, make telephone calls, or use other means of communicating with the public as to their options – which should honestly be considered.

The politician’s constituency should be made acutely aware of any proposals and any considered vote that would affect their day-to-day lives. The voter (the politician’s boss) deserves to be consulted as to any YES or NO vote decision prior to his/her actions and not after the fact!
It appears that African American voters are being disrespected and taken for granted! More often than not, the voter is merely expected to digest any decision made by those sitting in authority … whereas; some politicians ‘across town’ cater to those who sent them to office – as it should be!

Moreover, it seems as though many city, state and national politicians who were ‘elected to serve’ and voice the views of John Doe Public, tend to first serve their own desires, and, from a personal prospective. What’s more, it appears that some political dispositions are often made over coffee and tea – absent the voter!

Rev. Harold E. Bailey: President of The Probation Challenge PCC Internet Broadcast Network, Former member and Chairman of the Chicago/Cook County Board of Corrections, Author of ‘The Criminal Just Us System,’ President of the on-line reading ‘Challenge News Magazine’  Radio and Television Network at: WWW.ProbationChallenge.Org ‘The Truth Network’ 24/7 On-Demand.

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