Public service is a noble cause but there needs to be one thing that those in it need to understand. That should not be your only job in life or you loose perspective. If you are not in other careers you loose the perspective of those outside of government. The Founders all had careers before they served and I believe that they expected those who followed them to live that way also. Go to serve whether in Washington or the state capitols but then go home and live under the laws you made.
We have a whole class in our government that lives there and stays there and does not have to live under their own laws. On top of that they have built a bureaucracy that is huge and separated from society as a whole. Therefore they are out of touch with the normal citizen. We need to have people willing to serve but only for a certain amount of time but then move on.