Thursday, March 26, 2009

Being a Democratic President

Whether the president is a Democrat or Republican he or she needs to speak directly to the people and hear directly from the people. President Barack is doing this by with his Online Town Hall. By going directly to the people instead of hearing from their representatives alone, democracy is being championed. Why should the voices of the people be funnelled and interpreted through their representatives in Congress alone?

In conversations like President Obama's Online Town Hall this is what's occurring. The people are hearing their president directly and he is hearing them. This is democracy. President Obama's Online Town Hall is democratic. The people are being heard: young, old, rich, poor, male, female, veterans, soliders, students, professionals, entrepreneurs, black, white, brown, yellow and red. President Obama is a democratic president. Democracy so enacted is a beautiful thing.

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