This is one of the better posts I've read....I especially agree w/the "definition" of what a representative should be.<quoted text> People can only work with lawmakers. The people elected them. It's a shame so many of them are lawyers( I call em something else). Journalist today don't report the news. They have personal agendas. They can sway public opinion in many, many directions.
Sometimes investigative journalism can have a positive effect. I look back at history and see propaganda in the media from the 40's.
The fact of the matter is the best representitves are neither lawyers nor businessmen nor journalist. The best reps are people like you and me and all the highly educated people amonst us. By highly educated I mean people who are aware of other peoples' needs and repesent them in a respectable fashion to the best of their ability.
...no matter what their speech sounds like....
But as long as people continue to exhibit apathy toward these important issues, nothing will ever change.
Really well said Woody.