If Barack 0bama teaches American politicians anything, it’s that the most convincing liar wins. As long as a politician tells everyone what they want to hear; promises them everything they ask for and keeps away from sex scandals, he/she has a damn good chance of becoming popular, which wins elections.
Let's face reality. We live in a hedonistic society where the masses are more concerned about their weekend than the state of their freedoms. Complacency in America is running rampant. We expect our politicians to be dishonest and corrupt; but that’s okay as long as the government leaves us alone to make a living and enjoy our lives.
Ninety-five percent (95%) of the American population is piss ignorant about politics. They either don't care or don't want to know. Of that 95%, just under 68% are registered voters; and of that 68% of registered voters, 64% of them actually vote, according to the 2006 census. Many of those who vote either vote party lines; who they like from watching commercials; or they may just like the way the name looks on the ballot.
Today, control and acquisition of our nation’s wealth through big business and taxation seems to be what our politicians propose. Ignorance and complacency will allow them to achieve their objective. To be in command of the US government is for patriots, not patronizers.
Successful politicians promise everyone everything to become elected. They must payoff their most active and loyal contributors, no matter what they promise the people. It’s a vicious cycle that has destroyed every advanced society since the beginning of time.
Popularity is hard to come by for most politicians on the national level; especially if they are conservative. Attempting to cut spending and really reform the government machine is next to impossible. The avaricious quest for power and money controls the members of the most powerful organization in the world.
I hate liars. I abhor those who compromise their integrity for personal gain. I know it’s human nature to desire wealth; but attaining it at the expense of others is despicable.
God Bless America, and may God smite those who lead her astray.