summer recess

Quietish Time in the City of Power

William Murchison, The American Spectator

An elected representative of the people should have a more sophisticated view of the peoples’ necessities: among which necessities can rightly be numbered the claim to liberty and free, where possible, choice; the opportunity to spin plans and projects, with minimal outside guidance; the comparative intimacy of a relationship with local governing officials, contrasted with officials dwelling half a continent away, rudimentarily informed of what it means to live in Billings, Montana, or Hernando, Mississippi.