There are those, as we who watch politics know, who say they wish to do something but turn out later to be more in love with the title than with the doing. Face it, politicians have become, as one moves “up” the ladder to higher and higher office, our courtiers (harkening back to the Royal Courts of the Old World). Even though their term of office may be well in the past, they are introduced with their former work titles (“Ah, Senator / Representative / Governor”) instead of the Founders vision of the citizen / politician where one laid down their tools in the field, went to do their civic duty (even reluctantly, as George Washington has said to have been), and then returned, simply a citizen again.
But our government too often has become too large, it seems, echoing and paraphrasing that old WW I song “How can you keep them down on the farm when they’ve seen gay Paris” (sidejab: and yes, that was also a time when words meant something and didn’t constantly change in meaning to fit some political connected sub-group’s agenda as it so seems so often nowadays). So it is an appropriate t as the question:
“Going to be someone, or go to accomplish something?“
- Question 1: Why come to the forefront of politics here in NH?
- Question 2: As a former world traveler, contrast some of the governance you’ve seen vs here in NH?
- Question 3: Governing Principles