I Get the Feeling Ben Sasse Cares More About Us Than His Job

They may not be plentiful in the “swamp” of Washington, but there are some lawmakers there who seem to regard their position not as a career, but as a responsibility. There’s a massive distinction between the two, of course.

When people build careers they are looking for advancement, promotions, job security, raises, and stability. In other words, career building is largely centered on self. That isn’t bad in and of itself, but when you hold a position of elected trust, self is supposed to be secondary to your responsibilities towards those who elected you.