Why Are You Here?
A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens
By (author) Franklin L. Kury
Publication date:08 October 2014
Length of book:110 pages
Why Are You Here? A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate action to improve it. This is a handbook telling how legislatures came to be, how they function, and discussing how they have fallen in public esteem. The book provides an analytical discussion for evaluating how any legislature deals with four issues: personal greed, criminal and ethical scandal, the influence of money and lobbying, and self-serving legislative seat apportionment. The last section is a “Legislative Toolbox” that provides information helpful in evaluating legislatures and readings of a patriotic nature that enhance idealism and spirit.
It's a book that should be on the desks of 253 state House and Senate members. . . .Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens, by former Sen. Franklin Kury, touches on virtually every aspect of what legislators should be thinking.