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David Hegg | Government Is Best When it Represents

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By David Hegg

Well, it’s time. We’ve seen the political yard signs springing up for months, read the papers, been deluged with the TV adds, listened to candidates, pundits, loyalists and liars, and too often come away wondering, “Is this the best our country, state, county and city can do?”

By now many of you have filled out your ballots while others of us are anxious to actually to vote in person. Whatever you opt for, voting is an essential activity of a free society, and I strongly urge you to do so.

If we look at “representation” through the ethical lens we encounter what is termed “fiduciary responsibility.” This means a representative is entrusted with the power to act in a way that faithfully represents the desires of those being represented who have themselves expressed a level of confidence in the representative to do just that.

Such confidence does not come except through real knowledge of the prospective representative’s character, integrity, wisdom and experience. And since past........

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