US Politics is Robbing People of Their Deserves
US Politics is about much more than just the elected officials at the national level. Although the leaders of our country do indeed hold office, it is the American people, who cast votes for those officials, that determine how power is apportioned and how that power is used. All too often, voters are denied their right to make an educated decision about who they want as their president. Elected officials are generally only accountable to their constituency, but when a politician fails to keep his/her promise to be honest, or otherwise dishonest, voters have the right to remove that politician from office.
The US Politics system is highly complex, involving hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are not even born into the country. As a result, when elected officials are elected based on party lines rather than on the results of voting at the polls, the political system has been prone to corruption and nepotism. As a result, honest political candidates are often prohibited from running for elective office.
One of the problems with US Politics is the lack of transparency in the political system. Elected officials are not required to release their personal finances, health records, or any other personal information about themselves before seeking elective office. In contrast, virtually every other nation in the world has a transparent political system. Elected officials are held to a higher standard because of the unique position they have been elected to. As a result of this double standard, elected officials have been able to commit corruption and fraud, often times without impunity.
Unfortunately, it has become common for elected officials to deceive their constituents in order to win elections. Elected officials often try to hide the real facts about what the party is planning or what the goals are for the upcoming session of the legislative body. Sometimes they will purposely misrepresent the facts in order to push their political agenda through. In this way the party leaders and legislators try to manipulate the citizens of their state or district to follow their lead.
Most US politicians are honest, upstanding people. Unfortunately, many more cannot make the transition from campaign to public service easily. As a result, many unethical politicians find themselves in a situation where they must resign because they have broken the trust of their constituents. US politics is a system that requires leaders to be honest with the American people in order to be re-elected. Unfortunately, there are many unethical politicians who have abused their position as public officials by misusing funds meant for the betterment of their district.
In most cases, these dishonest politicians do not care whether or not they are ever elected again to serve their district. Instead of serving their districts well, they only care about gaining personal wealth and status through their fraudulent acts. Many US politicians have been convicted of stealing money or lying about it when they tried to get public pensions for themselves. This type of abuse of power corrupts the very basis of representative government and can send an honest person to prison for the rest of his life.