They, we must do job
During the town-hall meeting for the people of Arkansas in Springdale last week, Sen. Tom Cotton wasn’t clear about many things, but it seems he was clear about the fact that he represents the voters that elected him and not the rest of us. He assumes that those voters also support the president’s agenda of weakening protections for people and the planet, and as our senator he will continue to rubber-stamp Donald Trump’s nominees. Representative Steve Womack said much the same at his meeting in West Fork on Tuesday.
I believe the intelligence and thoughtfulness of most all of the questions was outstanding, and the response unmistakable. We were passionate, loud, and there were demonstrations. He may dismiss the concerns of the overwhelming majority of us there, but he won’t soon forget us, and that is crucial. Call, email, post and write your national, state and local leaders so that they don’t forget us. Sen. John Boozman and so many others chose not to face their constituents during this recess. We must insist that they do. They must do their job.
I wasn’t able to ask my question, but I will continue to attend their meetings (if they are brave enough to have them) and I will be carrying my last three income-tax returns. It’s government by the people, people. Let’s do our job. MARK EASTBURN Eureka Springs