Elections are about what people get in return. That is what a representative does for you.
Problem is, our elected representatives are given a blank proxy sheet.
If my proxy sits in for me at the Mahjong table, I know the limitations of their authority. They will be attempting to win the game, but the rules are narrowly written.
Sometimes I think people forget that they elect people who will vote how they want to and not how their constituency do.
Why did you vote for your candidate?
I want a job, better pay, lower tuition, cheaper housing, a brighter future.
Okay. How do you feel about US trade with New Zealand involving lumber?
Your city wants to convert a farm into a museum display of different garden gnomes used in the US. The cost of upkeep hasnt been decided as to whether a tax will be used for funding.
Your State wants to make you responsible for the cost of stopping weeds from your yard going into your neighbor's yard.
Trump and Clinton and Obama and Bush and Nixon and etc all were elected because they offered and got people what they wanted. Our Legislatures are the same.
I got mine.
So, when a representative makes a choice we dont agree with, why are we mad? That proxy vote was carte blanche. We the people gave no limitations. The only limit is the next election (unless there is a recall method which is simply another word for election).
Oh, election is elect, to choose, someone.
Did you know every person you elected is responsible for the riots, which in turn, means you are responsible for riots. Your elected officials' vote came with your permission no matter how much you hate it.