The point of representative democracy is that not everyone has to participate all the time. However, what seems obvious is that people who think holding public office is a benefit and a source of power are not just in the Republican party. In fact, holding public office is one of the (six) duties of citizenship which, because this is a free country, citizens are free to avoid. Nevertheless, public service is a duty, not a boon. Turning the duty down is not like refusing another piece of chocolate cake. Consider that it is even possible to avoid providing support (another of the six) by paying taxes. All that’s required is to just not use the official currency and rely on good will and barter instead.
I have two concerns: one is procedural and the other is substantive.
First, the communication sent to neighbors within 200 feet of this proposal to turn the north shore of the Satilla River into a suburban enclave for people who like to shoot things, is both misleading and insulting.
The Religious States of America, heirs to the old Confederacy, have tethered their allegiance to a deity, the ruler of all, to the principle of property as a sacrosanct asset and shield from having to carry out their societal obligations. In a sense, they are in a state of separation. Separate and definitely superior. Superiority is what counts. Superiority is the glue that binds the inferior to their lords and masters. Is that a remnant of the difference between the field and house slave?
Imagine that…..accepting inferiority for the chance to interact with a superior.
OK, so planning to fail has become a conservative staple. It satisfies their instinct to deprive their own kind of the necessities of life AND it gets them credit for not being as bad as they could be. People who play this abusive game should not be rewarded by continued retention in office.
I have never been enthusiastic about the term “health care,” because, of course, healthy people don’t need care. Health care is a sop to the medico-industrial complex which wants a steady and predictable stream of customers coming in for annual check-ups. Since I don’t like being checked, that’s always been a turn-off.
WHY DO OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH LYING TO US? BECAUSE HONORABLE PEOPLE JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHOM THEY TRUSTED WILL DECEIVE.
BESIDES, WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO GET HIRED, THEY ARE EXPECTING, NOT KNOWING. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS ON THE JOB, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR MISLEADING. WHAT GEORGIA SENATOR DAVID PERDUE IS SPOUTING IS BEYOND THE PALE.