I think it's a very fine line to walk, between doing too much and too little. I also think that, across the board, people are more willing to accept hypocrisy from their elected officials as you go higher up, as long as they have the right letter after their name. Township board...nope, get that loser out of there. Congressman, Senator, President...well, that one little thing isn't so bad.<quoted text>
Thank you for this well thought out post.
In our Township Republican meetings, our Chairman has been emphasizing that we are part of a community and we need to look out for our neighbors. Some of the "old timers" have voiced some complaints that we are not a social organization. My response has been that we are not a social organization, but we are a civic organization. We cannot expect people to vote for us if we do not show that we first care for them as our neighbors and show that we want to make a difference in their lives, not just our pockets. AND they will know if we are not sincere.
I think that our government officials cannot continue with their "do as I say, not as I do" attitudes. People have no respect for hypocrites or their rules.
Of course, it's the exact opposite it the individual has the wrong letter after the name. In that case, let's play gotcha with whatever minor thing we can think of.