One Individual's Voice

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton –

Among the clamor and pushiness that is today’s politics, it is more important than ever to take a stand and fight for clear representation that truly mirrors the will of the people. Not to toe the party line or take the path of least resistance, but to ensure that true conservative values are furthered in the quest for responsible government and equal representation as envisioned by the founding fathers.

Today’s political playing field is quickly and increasingly being leveled by blogs and individuals who never before would have had the opportunity to have their views seen and listened to by those in the political arena and higher echelons of politics. No longer are our politicians able to avoid accountability or the voter spotlight that is the Internet.

Not only will the 2008 election be shaped by bloggers, local elections and voting will be highly influenced and shifted by various media such as You Tube. The dissemination of e-newsletters will inform voters in the comfort of their own homes as never before. Home computers and the Internet are becoming the informational link of the masses. In the blink of a screen, an elected official’s indiscretions become fodder for bloggers all over the world. His voting record becomes carved in Internet stone. Track records become the true standard to judge a candidate’s character – not by what he says, but by what he does.

A new informational age is dawning – one that our forefathers did not envision, but one of which I am sure they would have approved. Transparency will be the key and honesty, integrity and courage will be the factors that survive the scrutiny of the Internet in the computerized light of day. One individual’s voice can and will shape the future of the most powerful nation on earth.

(This entry was submitted to the Carnival of Principled Government as an attachment. Please also check out Terresa's blog at