The citizens of Arkansas have taken notice of this problem and are making their voices heard in their State Legislature, which has become run by the same political party for the last two decades. The citizens of Arkansas know that if their Representatives are not fully committed to transparency in their government then they will not work to keep them in office. They know if the media reports about how little they know about transparency Arkansas laws and such, then they will lose their credibility with the people of their district. Therefore, when people vote for these folks in the upcoming elections, they will not be voting for those who truly understand what is going on and they will vote against the people who are trying to make the government transparent.
“What’s transparency?” you might be asking. Well, it is a simple concept, if we could see all of the information that is being provided to the American People by our elected officials, including the executive branch and the U.S. Congress then we would have a clear view of exactly what is going on in our country. You see, as citizens of the United States of America we all have the right to know what our elected leaders are doing what they are supposed to be doing. In fact the very first amendment of the United States Constitution clearly states that all Bills of Attain or Death should be submitted to the House of Representatives and the Senate for scrutiny and then published for general public consumption. If this nation was to cease to exist as we know it today because we do not have a level of transparency in our government.
However, this would completely destroy our representative system of government, which is based on the idea of representative government. Without transparency in our government the concept of representative government as we know it today will no longer exist. What would happen if all of the elected officials were to simply hide behind the bushes as they always seem to do, and then no one would ever know what they did? Would there be less transparency in that government? Of course there would be, and sooner or later we would turn into a banana republic rather than a representative constitutional government.
There is hope though, and not just for the citizens of Arkansas but for the rest of the United States of America. There are people in other states who want to bring the same level of transparency to government as is currently experienced in Arkansas. So, if you live in a state other than Arkansas why not learn all you can about the workings of your representative and how they get elected and how you can vote them out if they are not doing their job. There is a resource out there that will show you how to do just that. It’s called voting Democrat, and it’s designed to help the citizens of each and every state move their representative to the House and Senate where they can start to make changes to our government.
If you live in Arkansas, you owe it to the people to learn more about your representative and how he or she got elected. It may surprise you to learn that some of your state representatives are actually closet insiders for the political party that just happened to pick them. It is very important that you learn all you can about the people who are representing you in Washington. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your children to make sure they are doing what they are supposed to do and you have every right to do so. With the transparency initiative of voting you can make sure your representatives are truly committed to serving the people of their state and not just their party.
If you live in another state, it is very important that you take a serious look at the election laws for that state. Sometimes people think they can take what they want and that is the bottom line. They forget that they have a representative in place in Washington and they need to pay attention. Our representatives are there to represent us not to give us what we want. Get informed, get involved, and make sure that you know what is going on in your state.