Monday, March 1, 2021

Robert's Rules of Order


It may surprise you to know not everyone is into politics.  

That is not to say politics are not important because after all, how can the distribution of power and resources not be?  

Not everyone is built for competency or fairness or integrity of knowing how to best run government for the people.  

Notice, government is for the people.  

And it would be helpful to us voters if our elected officials could state their qualifications, merits and plans for the people and not self.  

I know it hard to believe that we are not electing attack dogs or those hell bent on making us hate the opposition, but who is the opposition, the people or anyone else in disagreement on personalities and not policy?  

Do you know, I do not know who to vote for (in the upcoming city election)?  


Because I am not psychic.

Because I don't know the candidates or what the candidates stand for or their vision (of what the candidates hope to accomplish while in office).

It might be helpful to know who they are (in what they stand for), how they plan to root out the disease of COVID-19 or corruption or abuse of power or what plans they have to make our lives better and when and if ever our lives will return to normal.  

Knowing that our "leaders" can throw stones at one another, can incite hate and division, can create distrust, does not really help in knowing how we can trust our elected officials to do the work competently (of a public servant) and how they have our welfare (if they even have public welfare in) mind*.  

It would be helpful if candidates would present their qualifications, merits, plans or policies without the noise or attacks now sometimes bordering on psycho and crossing over into abject terror and horror.  

If we can tone it down and dial it back to debate form and Robert's Rules of Order, those of us interested in policy, competency and service for the people can actually tell if there is policy, competency and public service for the people. 

*All public service servants pledge oath to the U.S. Constitution.  The preamble states, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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