Sam Adams Alliance - Engaging Democracy: Is Congress Representative?

"Both parties have honorable histories of defending the constitution, and standing for liberty. Both parties have walked away from that." - Eric O'Keefe

Last week, the 111th U.S. Congress gathered at the Capitol for the president's State of the Union address. When they did, Americans got a televised look at one of the least popular Congress's in our history.  Despite

their election a little more than a year ago, polls and news coverage on this Congress consistently show approval ratings dropping and anger rising among voters from all sides.

In his latest podcast, Eric O'Keefe examines how this is possible in a democracy, discusses whether an unpopular and self-serving Congress can truly be representatives of the people, and offers a solution for how voters can finally elect a Congress of which they approve.