We Do Not Elect Lobbyists
Hardly a day goes by that some Congressman or Senator tries to convince us that what he or she is proposing or opposing is in response to the wishes of the American people. This is true whether its coming from the mouth of a Democrat or a Republican. It makes one wonder, who really speaks for the American people? I submit that the term “American people” as used by political orators is at best a cliché. It has become a trite, stereotyped expression that has lost originality and impact by long overuse. The position of our representatives on an issue facing the country is not based upon the views of the “American people”, it is based on their own political agenda which has been heavily influenced by some powerful lobbyist group.. So who speaks for the “American people”? I’m afraid it is the lobbyist and we do not elect lobbyists.