1: one that represents another or others: as a: one that represents a constituency as a member of a legislative body,… b: one that represents another as agent, deputy, substitute, or delegate usually being invested with the authority of the principal
When it comes to government these days, it seems we research candidates trying to find the one that we agree with the most…or that we disagree with the least. However, it doesn’t seem to me that this is the way our government is supposed to work.
If someone is truly representing us in government, or wants to represent us in government, shouldn’t that person go around finding out what his constituents want? The representative should not say, “this is what I stand for, please vote for me.” Instead, they should say, “I would like to represent you in government; what do you want me to stand for?” If the person listens and stands for what is asked of them, the person gets reelected. If the person doesn’t, s/he’s out.
Don’t call yourself a representative unless you run things the way the majority of your constituents want.
I’m ready for candidates to come knocking at my door.