Person-to-Person Politics

Mother Theresa once said, “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

I think our elected officials would do well to remember this. They work for us; they represent us; they must answer to us. They should be concerned with one-on-one, person-to-person statesmanship rather than the hierarchy of politics that is al too common. Too often constituents are ignored, turned away, or given a vague answer to genuine inquiries.

What happened to Congress? Congress was originally constructed of representatives from each colony, people whose job was to deliver the message of the wishes of the people they represented—to do what was best for the colony and for the nation. They didn’t benefit from being representatives. Often, they had to leave their families, their homes, and travel across treacherous land to represent their neighbors, friends, family. It was a duty and an honor. Where has that spirit gone?

We need more person-to-person statesmen rather than full-time politicians.


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