Sunday, November 18, 2018
WHEN WILL THE REVOLUTION BEGIN TO TAKE BACK OUR CITY?
Our founding fathers built this Country on the idea of a "Representative Democracy".
Take a moment to think, forgetting State and National politics for the time being, just ask yourself , locally who is representative of your thoughts and ideas, does anyone listen to you locally?
Have you ever attended a City Council meeting and felt that Councilmembers were actually there to represent you and what affects your daily life and the lives of your family?
Better yet, have you ever attempted to speak during the Public comment session and did you feel as though anyone was listening from the Council Dais? Several of the Council members were probably missing or eventually wandered in when it fit their schedule. And if they were sitting there, were they actually listening or were they busier texting on their phones or whispering their side conversations , not hearing a word from the public speakers,.
In a City our size, we should be able to find people that actually represent us. People we know from school functions, people we know from the grocery store, people we know from Church, people we know from attending NRZ meetings , people we know from volunteering with out in OUR community.
Our system is broke, no doubt about it, and the power is in our hands to fix it. We need to take that power back if we are going to change our City to actually work for us and not for the politically well connected. We need to elect people because they care about us and actually can relate to us. Not people that know how to play the Democratic Town Committee ass kissing game in order to get shoved down our throats or radical enough in their thinking to garner the favor of the Working Families Party, many of these people we have never seen out in our neighborhoods at a Community clean up or food drive or recognizable to most residents.
Ok, a quick test here, name the members of the Hartford City Council that represent you, name three members of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee from your neighborhood.
We have to stop electing people because they know how to use the United States Post Office to send fundraising letters across the Country to line their political coffers to buy their offices.
That is not representative Democracy as our forefathers intended, that is selling our Government to the highest bidders.
The POWER is in our hands and we need to come together as a Community to start flexing that power for our own well being and not the well being of the political leeches in our City.