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Representative Government?

November 20, 2009
Robert L. Hale

Does the United States actually have a representative government?

In theory, the privilege of voting is based on the presumption that we elect to public office individuals to represent our interests. We expect those we elect to review, study, understand, and evaluate laws before voting on them. This duty to represent is a sacred trust, and failure to fulfill this duty is a breach of that trust.

The question of whether we are a “representative” government raises two related questions. First, are those we elect representing us by actually reviewing, studying, evaluating and understanding the laws on which they vote? Second, if they are not, who is?

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