Except the voters choice and never question your elected officials. I did not say it, but someone did at the last council meeting. If I understand what the resident was trying to say, he said so much. After watching the meeting twice I think I have the gist of what he was trying to say..
We complain too much, when the election is held, and the people have spoken you can not complain (his words) you can not question what they are doing. Except what they do no questions asked. Apparently having buyers remorse is eroding the American democratic system. I thought as a responsible Americans we watch what our elected officers do. Getting involved in the system is supposed to be what we do as Americans. If you want to do as this man say’s, than what took place in Detroit should never be questioned (Kwame Kilpatrick) the residents should just “trust.” The Media was wrong for writing one word about his wrong doing.
We live in a representative democracy, so voting is very important. That is how we exercise our popular sovereignty. In order for the people to be sovereign, we need to choose our own elected officials and hold them accountable to the will of the people. Source:The Democracy Project.
Interesting Read What Do We Owe Our Elected Officials?
This city government has a responsibility to its residents, but by the same token we the residents have a responsibility to hold officials responsible for their actions. Remember when someone from the city says, ” trust us we know what is good for you, do not believe them, ask questions,” the only bad question is the one never asked.
Do we expect too much from our elected officials good debate to read
Elected Officials work for the people. Our tax dollars pay their salaries. They are accountable to us. When elected officials do not conduct the business of government based on our best interests, we must seriously ask, why not? More importantly why do we consistently allow them to get away with it? Think about it! Source: Rise Up
Would you place someone in a job and never check to see how well he or she is performing? Source: Rise Up
I can not say it better myself why would I hire someone to work for me and never check on their job performance. What is even better the man at the microphone telling us all we should not question our elected officials works for the city in the DPW department. So he has a boss that he answers to and if he does not do his job well guess what he will loss it. No, I do not agree I think we have a duty to educate ourselves but to question the people we have hired by electing them to do the job. We are their boss/supervisors we pay them. It’s up to us to make sure they do the job we hired them to do.