By Emily Brown
March 3, 2014
What would your response be should someone ask: What political party do you support? You may answer either Democrat or Republican, in some cases, other.
The REAL question is would you really know what either party represents? America considers its form of government to be a “democracy,” being a government in which the people hold the ruling power, usually giving it over to representatives whom they elect to make laws and run the government.
Now we consider the definition of the two party system Democrat or Republican. (Democrat): basically a person who believes in and supports democracy, believes in rule by the people, equal rights for all. (Republican): a person who believes in and supports a republic form of government.
In my opinion, neither party has all the answers to provide service to the people who elected them. It is also true that “the people” do not have a common goal in all political issues. No one can please all the people at any time; no one can please any of the people at any time.
In our case, look at the issue being considered by the political representatives in an effort to determine if that issue represents the wishes of the voter or the personal gain of the representative. This comment does not, in any respect, represent an accusation of wrongdoing by anyone alive or deceased.
No political party has all the answers all the time. We have the option of voting across the aisle in such matters or arguments as to the validity of any issue being considered. We offer a “thumbs up” to the efforts of one county commissioner that tackled a lingering bidding problem to fruition.
Honesty does not always provide a real supply of wealth. But it does offer satisfaction and a good night’s sleep.