May I make a suggestion?
Perhaps if the various elected officials did what the American people wanted, they wouldn't have to worry so much about losing their next election... and THEN they could concentrate more on doing their jobs, and less on persuading the people to vote for them?
No, no need to thank me. Happy to help solve the problem.
"The social contract exists so that everyone doesn’t have to squat in the dust holding a spear to protect his woman and his meat all day every day. It does not exist so that the government can take your spear, your meat, and your woman because it knows better what to do with them." - Instapundit.com