- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In theory, voting for a Democratic president and giving the Democrats a majority in the House and Senate should not profoundly change the country, but it has. The majority of the legislative branch of the government, with urging from the president, has ceased listening to its constituents.

The stimulus bill might seem to have good intentions, but it was muscled through with profound disregard. No one knows what all is actually in it, yet a majority voted for it. Overwhelming numbers of citizens made it known that they did not support this piece of legislation. But do these Democrats listen to their constituents? No! There were eight exceptions: seven in the House and one in the Senate. God bless them. The Republicans rose to the occasion, with every single one in the House voting against.

When we elect people to represent us, they are supposed to do just that. They are not supposed to do their own thing and ignore whom they are representing. It is time for us to wake up and recognize what is happening here and hold these people accountable and stop this in its tracks. They do not get a free pass because they were voted into office. They represent us, and it’s time we remind them.

HEATHER MILLER

Annapolis

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