That’s all I want. Government responsive to the needs of its citizens.
All its citizens. Not just the campaign donors. Not just the well-heeled. Not even just the ones who vote.
All its citizens.
I want a government that doesn’t lie to us. That doesn’t try to spin the truth. That doesn’t try to hoodwink or bamboozle or hornswoggle us.
I want a government that provides basic government services. Streets. Police. Even welfare for the less well off.
I don’t want a government that taxes the poor, and everyone else, to provide amenities for the leisure class in the name of economic development.
I don’t want a government that believes that lies are a legitimate form of communication. I don’t want a government that says whatever suits their purpose at the time, and then later recants, reframes, or denies that it ever said it.
Is that a lot to ask?