Senator Rick Jones Personifies Everything Wrong In Government

Note: This is an opinion piece of our author righteous und does not represent the views of as we are obliged to stay objective.

Senator Rick Jones was involved in an incident the other week which personifies the struggle of Washington, politics in general, and why so many people feel a disconnect from government. In the video below, a former U.S. Army infantryman is testifying over how medical marijuana has helped save his life. Before the man can even engage in conversation about the topic, he is literally cut off and kicked out of the building under the orders of Senator Rick Jones.


The arrogance and thick-headedness of Senator Rick Jones, demonstrates how the government of the United States has become dysfunctional/unproductive. Most of our elected leaders are simply smug politicians who have already made up their mind. Politicians believe that their opinions are what got them elected in the first place, making it to the Senate level no one is ever going change that opinion.  No average citizen will ever change their minds because all the citizens are beneath them.

Was the man wrong for making that comment about police officers? Yes, he was. And this is inappropriate. However, even after an apology and regroup, the hubris of Rick Jones did not allow the man to speak. If the United States Senate will not even listen to a former U.S. Army veteran in a scheduled meeting in their home state, when will the Senate listen? The truth of the matter is, in the eyes of government, it does not matter who you are. People like Rick Jones do not care. He is in government and you are not, he is big and you are small, he can squash you like a bug. The hubris of our elected officials, such as Rick Jones, shows exactly why this is one of the most unproductive Congresses in United States history.


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