It may have been that at one time ordinary “citizens” selected other ordinary “citizens” to carry out the affairs of government. However, over time it seems that some ordinary citizens have forgotten they are selecting other citizens to public offices.
It also seems that over time some citizens elected to public office have begun to look upon themselves as being extraordinary; no longer restricted to the category of citizens. Ordinary citizens become only constituents and the workers with designated stations in life. It’s citizens electing other citizens; not citizens electing some special class.
When Thomas Jefferson was drafting the Constitution, he wrote in the word, “subjects.” He lined through it and wrote instead: “citizens.” Why? Are there differences? Same difference is not the correct answer.
All citizens should vote; keeping in mind that they are voting not for some special class of individuals. Regardless of their designated title while in public service, the individual is still another citizen.
Charles Moore, Orange Cove