We cannot let the lone act of one mentally deranged person change who we are as a free society. Our government and our elected officials must be open and accessible to the people. As a member of the House of Representatives, my most important job is to always listen to the people of Missouri's 7th District. This incident will not keep me or my staff from holding events around the district, or make me less accessible to you -- my neighbors. I swore to uphold the Constitution, and that is exactly what I plan to do.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Billy Long: Government must remain open to the people
In an op-ed in today's Springfield News-Leader, Seventh District Congressman Billy Long says government must remain open to the people: