I don;t know about you, but I am personally dissatisfied with our representatives in Congress. Whether your political belief is as a Democrat or a Republican, we citizens have the perception that our country has lost the ability the represent its citizens. It seems that between the corporations, specials interest groups and paid lobbyists, we are out of the loop. No longer do our representatives represent the will of the people.
First there was the Tea Party and now there is a Coffee Party. On their web site they state that:
MISSION: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.
But as with most grass root political organizations, I am not sure what defines the Coffee Party.
Statements like this make me suspect as to the motives of the Coffee Party:
we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.
Who decides what are positive solutions? Who defines who the obstructionists are?
Let’s take health care reform. Is a positive solution hinged on what the Democrat’s propose? Are the obstructionists [Republican’s] those who oppose health care reform? Who defines what is or is not a ‘positive solution’?
These are just a few of the questions I personally have for any group that wants to represent me.
What do you think?