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Disappointed in representatives

September 28, 2013

Very recently, I had cause to contact the local representatives via their own email, regarding a certain matter. Not one of them so much as acknowledged my communicatio....

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 9:08 PM

majority, M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y, majority

(gotit)

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 9:01 PM

"how can the majority be wrong"

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Here is an example:

"The Marjory" was wrong in many southern states turning the 1960s, when it came to civil rights.

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JohnZook

Sep-28-13 7:39 PM

Jerry- if a person is elected to represent the majority of his constituents by those same constituents, how can the majority be wrong. If they are wrong because you don't agree with them then , in Washington, you are an obstructionist and deserve to be called names and drummed out of town; just because you don't agree........

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Garben78

Sep-28-13 4:29 PM

$5 dollars for each correct answer

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Garben78

Sep-28-13 4:29 PM

Lol I'm guessing someone on here doesn't have much of a life

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 2:19 PM

"what do you need experience for if you just vote the will of your constituency"

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Because sometimes the majority is wrong.

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sideliner

Sep-28-13 12:40 PM

Jerry, I agree that term limits are a bad idea. How many out there have started new jobs and found that it takes months to get acclimated, comfortable,and just plain used to the new tasks, environment, and people? Term limits really do nothing to solve the problem and actually create an entire subset of its own set of problems.

Well said,Jerry.

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mahs81

Sep-28-13 10:15 AM

Francine you are correct. As to Garth Everett, based on what others in various groups I am in tell me, I am not a rare lucky one, I am like any of his constituents who contact him.

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JohnZook

Sep-28-13 9:48 AM

Francine & Jerry- Great posts. The problem is all the control is in the politicians hands. Big money controls opposition research and the elections, i.e. corporations, unions, the rich, ect. Pols vote THEMSELVES raises, pensions, perks without regard to the voters. Question: How does Rep. Charles Rangle afford a villa in the Dominican Republic on a measly Congressman's salary when they say they can "barely afford" to live in D.C.? And with voter fraud, (675 convicted felons gave us the "comedian" Sen. from Montana), voting becomes a question of accuracy. And with computerized voting machines, we just lost all control of the outcomes of elections. "Man cannot govern himself."

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mahs81

Sep-28-13 9:48 AM

Boy, Mr. Bradley cast a pretty broad net. Would be nice if he said what local political representatives. I have sent numerous emails to Everett, Yaw and Marino on issues that I disagree with them on. Well, I can tell you that I always get a timely personal reply from one of them, sometimes a reply from the other and rarely a reply from the third. I'll play Mr. Bradley and let you figure out which does what. BWT, I am not any of the three types that Francine mentions in her 1:58AM post. Instead, I am just a concerned citizen of the districts these gentleman represent.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 9:03 AM

Many of the issues of governance are complex and take time to fully understand the intricacies. Forcing out representatives with years of experience only turns the issues over to the lobbyist and their agendas.

Term limits are a bad idea. If you'd don't like your representatives in government then don't vote to reelect them.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 8:31 AM

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that term limits makes California ungovernable.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-28-13 8:01 AM

Mayor Campana has never responded to any of my tweets.

Rick Mirabido has responded to some my tweets. An email to his office did not receive a response.

Bob Casey responded to an email with a snail mail response.

Pat Toomey did not respond to an email to his office.

Tom Marino responded to an email with a snail mail response. A call to his DC office was not returned. He has never responded to any of my tweets.

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Capricorn1

Sep-28-13 8:00 AM

Well Francine, judging by poll numbers over the last 5 or 6 years, more and more people are supporting term limits. I think the latest numbers are around 75% for our elected leaders in Congress. Many states are already instituting term limits for state representatives.

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Capricorn1

Sep-28-13 7:01 AM

Francine, don't get me started on term limits. You know from my many comments in the past that I am a huge supporter of term limits.

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eriklatranyi

Sep-28-13 6:33 AM

Have you plugged your computer in?

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Capricorn1

Sep-28-13 6:04 AM

Mr. Bradley, I suggest you use your vote to attempt to remove the very same people that are turning their back on you.

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USABorn

Sep-28-13 3:26 AM

I have written many times to Tom Marino (R), Garth Everett(R), and Daryl Metcalf(R). I get answers from all of them. When I write to Casey (D), I get zilch, nada, nothing!

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