What Does It Mean To Be A Public Servant?

August 15, 2014 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

I just re-read this post I wrote a while back that I think is very important and timely. This is the conversation we need to be having running up to November. Share it with your friends!

Community Solutions MN

By Jason Bradley

We hear the term “servant” being thrown around a lot in the public sphere. Our elected officials are called “public servants” and the motto of all police departments seem to be “to protect and serve”. Are we seeing the great servants of our time in government… or are we taking for granted a word that should have a lot more meaning than it seems to?

A servant is someone that is in the service of another. Meaning he or she does the bidding of the person (or people) they are in service of. They look to do right by and make happy the person or people that employed them. For those of us not in government, it means that we help our elderly neighbors with clean-up after a storm or snow removal, being a volunteer coach, or working at a soup kitchen. It implies that we are…

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