"For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery." Jonathan Swift
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I have lived in the United States for my entire life. I have voted in every election (excluding some primaries) since I turned 18. I take my civic responsibilities pretty seriously. However, in light of recent events, my elected officials in Washington do not. They were voted in to represent me as an American. Unfortunately they have failed me. Instead of ranting on and on about their incompetence on this blog, I called Senators Hatch and Lee and was reduced to emailing Representative Chaffetz because his voice-mail box was full. Whether or not you vote, you have someone representing you in Washington. I urge you to call their office or email them and let them know how the government shutdown makes you feel. If you do not know who your elected officials are you can find out at http://whoismyrepresentative.com.