Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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Yes, public service by elected officials does deserve credit.
It takes a special person to take part of their life and devote it to public service.
Government could not function without those people.
The personal sacrifice is great and the rewards are not.
The driving factor in a person who choses public service is to be an important part of our decision making process. By doing that a person who is a candidate for public office or a holder of public office is opening the door to their right to privacy and a disruption of their private life. This is true for all of them.
For many different reasons most people do not engage in public politics and government activity . That is a personal choice such as is the personal choice to be in the public sector.
There are countries who do not have democratic elections and who do not allow the people to vote in a fair manner. We are not like that. Our government is of, by and for the people.
No demonstration is necessary, just a sincere thought to thank those who engage in the political process for giving up their valuable time, engergy and resources.
By all means, remember to vote at each and every election.