The following comments (emphasis added), regarding the President’s speech this morning, are from my friend, David McNabb, of Paden Oklahoma. They seemed fitting to share here with y’all. Enjoy!
Today President Obama several times called the legislators “leaders.” Herein lies the problem. American legislators are busy trying to be leaders, and neglecting their duty to be representatives. Leaders, by definition, have an assumed license to act in the people’s best interest, sometimes making unpopular decisions. Representatives, on the other hand, are supposed to do just that: represent the will of the people. The founding fathers envisioned a representative republic, where the people’s representatives provide a necessary check to the “leadership” of a select few. When legislators cease to represent, and instead seek to lead, then the people have no sustained voice in Washington, and have only a muted voice on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November.
Ain’t that the truth! Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.