America’s Constitution creates America’s House of Representatives. What’s a Representative?
The most famous Representative is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. She’s been a Representative since 1988. She represents the residents of California’s 12th congressional district, which includes San Francisco. San Francisco has 8,000 homeless people who live, urinate, defecate, and use illicit drugs on the street. Nancy Pelosi lives in a multi-million-dollar mansion in a gated community, flies on private jets, and is richer than rich.
Another famous Representative is Jim Clyburn, who is the Majority Whip in the House of Representatives. He’s been a Representative since 1993. He represents South Carolina’s 6th congressional district, which includes Charleston. Charleston has a poverty rate of 14%. Charleston leads the nation in eviction rates. Charleston’s crime rate is higher than 80% of America’s cities.
And then there are the Representatives who represent the residents of Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
And, of course, then there are the Representatives who represent all Americans — the Representatives who have taken from all Americans faith and trust in government, faith and trust in the Fourth Estate, a nation of laws, the Bill of Rights, the Tenth and Fourteenth and Seventeenth Amendments, and E Pluribus Unum.
Imagine this. Your gardener gives you a garden covered with weeds. Your plumber gives you bathrooms flooded with sewer water. You end up in the hospital because of your doctor’s medical malpractice. Do you re-hire those people?
Imagine this. You chair the board of directors of a corporation. The president of the corporation is a failure. Do you re-hire the president?
Imagine this. You are a citizen of the United States of America. You have the right to vote. You are not a masochist. Do you re-elect Representatives who enrich themselves while they fail you?
The House of Representatives is not supposed to be a place where Representatives represent themselves. It is supposed to be a place where Representatives represent We the People. The next time you vote, imagine that.