What is a politician?
Are they public servants (as in; for the mass population of their district)?
Are they brokers forwarding business opportunities for private interests?
Are they both for the sake of business-making and policy writing?
Do politicians live in the poorest part of their district?
Do politicians take public transport to get a 'feel' of the people they serve over?
Should the politician deriving their livelihood from the public coffers be a servant of that public?
Who then is the public?
The public in the poor neighborhood, the poor part of town, is the very place that area's representative should reside.
The transportation the public takes to get from one place to another is the method the representative should take.
The average income of the demographic in any given zone should be the stipend the representative receives.
Police escorts to, from and during the night where the public servant would now be staying should provide an incentive to root out criminality.
If the top-down method of 'leading' people has rendered hollow representation of the dispossessed, wouldn't a bottom-up effort meet the needs?
Is it me, or wasn't the idea of a public servant one who already achieved all secular pursuits and has taken a hiatus from those personal pursuits to fix the broken issues they encountered?
Why do career politicians exist, going from office to office, building a resume as if public service was an accolade and not 'public service' it is?
The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
- John 10: 12-13