One thing I am troubled with increasingly in America is the lack of participation with government at the local level. I get it if we are busy, which we all are. But one excuse I keep hearing bothers me and I wanted to address it.
"I voted for my representative to make the hard choices, to see that things are being done."
I could not agree more with this statement, but it begs the question, "Is everything getting done?"
Turning over the reigns make sense, but you wouldn't leave your kid completely alone at age 10 even though he probably could be. You are going to check on things and interject as need be.
Our leadership is counting on us not waiting until after the vote to be heard if we have something to say.
So speak up.