There has been a question posed by the Regina Chamber of Commerce on more than one occasion, and it's really a very simple question: "Who do you trust more? Those you elected or a national organization?" Well, given the following situations, I think, in a healthy society and democracy, putting blind faith in your elected officials is not only ridiculous, but actually can be very dangerous. Am I saying to never trust your elected officials? Of course not. But, to hold them accountable only once every four years at election time is not only irresponsible, but has the potential to harm the taxpayers in far more ways than it helps them.
I hope you'll pardon me if I don't necessarily have the confidence to put blind faith in our "elected" officials. In a democracy, it is healthy to question those that represent you, otherwise you can have situations like: