Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Politicians would never try to mislead us would they?

The citizens of New Albany deserve honesty from local government; but one would be hardpressed to prove that, in practice, we receive anything but the opposite.

In a perfect world politicians wouldn't lie.

We, as a society, have hard choices to make. It would be nice if our politicians would tell us the truth, explain the tough issues, and give us some solutions for how to solve these problems.

But until there is a grassroots movement supporting discussion of difficult issues --until the supporting winds blow hard enough for politicians with their fingers in the wind to sense the need to do it--most local politicians will continue to leave the tough issues alone.

Until we the voters demonstrate that we can handle the truth, we can expect our politicians to keep lying to us!

What should we expect from our politicians? Should we expect them to do the job they were hired to do? We elect people to do a job. Our "leaders" really aren't leaders as much as public servants. They work for us. They are our employees. And we need to keep reminding them of that to keep them in their place, but that's a different subject.

I think it is time to chop down the pedestal and put these people out of office!

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything, I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
~H.L. Mencken