Holding Our Elected
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
~ The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.
Our Founding Fathers understood our liberty depends upon citizenry assuming the responsibility of sustained civic engagement, maintaining awareness of how elected representatives and government officials conduct the “people’s business” while in office.
Holding our leaders accountable
We must constantly evaluate our leaders
Accountability and responsibility are not values to shed after an election; they are active, conscious choices we must consistently make to ensure that our elected leaders are truly working in our best interests.
When leaders fall out of touch with the people, favoring the partisan interests of their most powerful supporters, choosing to advance their personal interests instead of viewing themselves as faithful agents of their constituents, they must be held to the high standards expected of them and forced to openly defend their positions so voters may pass informed judgement upon them.