Somewhere during my life I got the impression that in our democracy, elected representatives crafted the laws that we live under. Numerous stories cause me to wonder to what extent that’s true but three have recently driven this home a bit.
First is the case of Justina Pelletier in Massachusetts. It really burns me. Where are Massachusetts representatives on this one? Why aren’t they doing something to free this poor girl and her family?
Second is the standoff between the our government and a rancher in Nevada. Interestingly, unlike some previous encounters like this, the government may actually be legally correct this time. Even so though, is this what we want our government to be doing? Where are our elected representatives?
Third is the IRS. Regulations are one thing, but the targeting issue is another. Again, where are our elected representatives?