What kind of representative government do we have in Arizona? The state legislature recently passed bills to block citizen initiatives, making it nearly impossible for Arizonans to put their own laws before the voters. (Arizona Daily Sun, March 19, 2017) At the same time, we have representatives Bob Thorpe and Brenda Barton who won’t meet with constituents or talk to them or even answer emails.
How can we get back to what Abe Lincoln loved about America, “Government of the people, by the people and for the people”? Where is the people part in Arizona government today? We need to elect new representatives in 2018, people who take the “represent” part seriously.
Arizona Daily Sun, April 13, 2017