There are two basic models of representation – the trustee model and the delegate model. Summarize both models using proper citation from Internet sources. Then find a video or article defending the trustee model of representation and provide a link to the video or article.
What arguments are made? Find an example of a particular elected official acting as a trustee. Then find another example of an elected official acting more like a delegate. Be sure to cite and provide evidence.
Then find another article or video defending the delegate model. Provide a link to the article or video. What arguments are made?
Which model do you think is the better model that will result in better laws for citizens of the United States? Why?
Finally, find on of your federal officials struggling to deal with this distinction in the doing of their own jobs. Focus on a single elected official who represents you: US Congressman, US Senator, President. During the COVID-19 crisis, is this person acting more like a trustee or a delegate? What evidence do you have of this. Do you agree with the statements and decisions this individual is making? Cite and use evidence.
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