Edmund Burke (statesman, economist, and philosopher) expressed expectations of our political leaders well: “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays you instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”
Too often these days our leaders conduct opinion polls to decide their policies and use political advisors to determine their actions rather than government officials. They are more interested in winning the next election rather than serving in the public interest.
A current case in point is leading us out of lockdowns. Decisive action is needed that matches promises.