Democracy – I love it!
The definition of democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally by voting and electing representatives for proposing, developing and creating laws.
Tuesday was a great day at the polls. It did not matter for whom or how you voted, but 66.7 percent of you did cast ballots at the Pleasant Valley 1 precinct. It was basically the same turnout at the other precincts in Indian Land, although some did a little more, but the important thing is you came out to vote.
I am very proud of this area.
Now my wish for the next four years for our government is to get things done. When politicians are elected they should do what is in the best interest of the people that voted for them, not for their own personal agenda. We need to get things done, not have bickering contests for the next four years. This country has certainly suffered because politicians cannot work together.
This, to me, is inexcusable.
We have seen this kind of conduct for many years and it’s time to stop and listen to each other and work things out. I think politicians need to be accountable for things they say and don’t do. They represent all of us. We as voters do have the power to make a difference and make our voices heard by telephone calls, letters, emails and petitions addressed to our elected officials.
When politicians reach out across the aisle, they might realize that this is our country not just their private little entity. The budget is the next big hurdle in Washington. Let’s see what they can do with this.
A Native American proverb: “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”