Listening to a Congressman being interviewed on the radio last week, I was reminded of this quote from the movie Braveheart, where William Wallace explains how his view of the role of a government representative differs from the rep’s view:
You think the people of this country exist to provide you with your position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom.
The Congressman said he was disappointed by how the talk among his colleagues in Washington DC wasn’t about doing right by the American people, but how to get more from the American people so they could continue to fund and grow government agencies.
That doesn’t surprise me, since that reflects generally who we’ve been electing.