To the Editor: Politicians don’t represent ‘we the people’
By: Addie Clyde, Pine Journal
To the Editor:
“We the People of the United States of America” — what does that mean? Do not think that testifying before the House of Representatives or Congress will give you that answer, or maybe it will.
I had a bird’s eye view of how our representatives represent we the people and I was sickened. “We the people” said in two independent studies of Minnesota daycare providers that 86 percent did not want a daycare union. We have testified at our own expense, driving to Minneapolis, taking time from our family and daycare children, to tell our representatives how we the people feel. I had always thought that the representatives were elected to serve the people. Not true — they are elected to pay back a union who financed their campaign to get them elected.
If 86 percent of daycare providers in the state of Minnesota do not want a union and the very people who are supposed to be representing us decide to pay back a campaign promise instead of hearing our voice, I say it is time for we the people to vote in people who care about what we want and us.
Addie Clyde, Carlton