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Demand a little more

December 4, 2012

Dear Sir,

There is an obvious yet much overlooked paradoxical phenomenon in Bermuda. That is, politicians (generally, and not more prevalent in any particular party) knocking at our doors whenever there is an election in order to convince us that they have represented us well over the years and will continue to do so if elected. If I had a friend that only appeared every four to five years in order to see how I am doing, I would hardly consider him/her a genuine friend. Yet Bermudian voters tend to be so welcoming to politicians with whom we align ourselves, and not so welcoming to those from the opposing side. I cannot remember the last time (if ever) a politician has come around and asked me how I felt on an issue prior to it being debated, such as gaming, new laws, etc. Forgive me, but I thought politicians were elected and paid by us in order to represent the interests of the people. This seems quite difficult to do if you only canvass when there is an election looming. Perhaps it is time that we begin to demand a little more from those people who want our vote.

ROGER MONIZ JR

Hamilton Parish

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Published December 05, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 05, 2012 at 1:22 am)

Demand a little more

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