Keller @ Large: Does Your Opinion Matter?

April 11, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Does Your Opinion Matter?
" BOSTON (CBS) – The president flew to Hartford on Monday to make the case that gun rights advocates who are considering using procedural maneuvers to block a DC vote on gun control are ignoring public outcry.

“They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter,” he said. “And that’s not right.”

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I don’t like guns, but I’d just as soon not re-hash the whole gun control debate here.

However, the president, perhaps inadvertently, has raised a very interesting question about government in general: does your opinion actually matter?

It’s hard to find a politician who doesn’t reflexively pay lip service to the “voice of the people.” But serious attention to that voice is often a matter of ideological preference.

President Obama and congressional Democrats jammed through the big health care reform over the vocal dissent of majority public opinion "

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