It is in the local town and city governments that the democratic principles of self- determination and representative government are most visible. Here a determined individual can affect his government. It is here that an individual can elect a trusted friend or family member to represent them.
It was once said that there are three things that constitute a full life; raising a family, having your own business and running for public office.
The concept of public life as an element to a full life has been ignored for decades, “politics I don’t have time.” They do so at a cost to them-self’s and their community.
According to Thomas Jefferson the goal of the republic is “to make each person feel that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day.”
In that sense our federal government…
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