Politics is the art of public decision-making. Our elected officials shape the public affairs that affect every aspect of our lives as a society and as individuals. In doing so, they should be motivated by empathy and understanding. That emotion is critical to good policy making and we, as Americans, deserve to see it in every one of the stewards of our public welfare that we elect to office. I want to see fierce passion from my representatives. I want them to go to work every day and fight with everything they have to make our world safer, healthier, more just and more prosperous.