The politicians in DC have lost touch with the people that they are elected to represent. The most current example is health care and how it is being handled by the political elites in DC. No matter what has been done or said by the people of the United States they continue to push ahead with national health care regardless. How can we force our elected officials to regain contact with us? The solution can not only be limited to the people in DC, it must also involve state and local officials. The citizens of our country can no longer afford to allow these political elites to go unsupervised, we need to remind them who they are actually working for.
The first thing we need to do is to have a better selection candidates to vote for. We need people who reflect our values and principles to be candidates. We can not allow the dems or repubs to be the only ones to determine who is being put for election, we can see the results of the good old boy network in action and it's affects on our country. Next thing we need to do is not to allow these people to have their closed door meeting in secret any longer, all meetings need to be held in the open an for the public to see. The only exception would be in the case of National Security. Once we have the light shining on these people the next step is to get them back in touch with the people they representing. To do this I think they need to spend only a very limited time in DC and most of their time in their home district where people can actually meet with them.
The most important part of fixing our country is that the people never again allow the govt to work unsupervised. This is our country and it is up to all of us take our share of responsibility in how our country is to be.