Corrupt And Ineffective Leadership In America

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Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power. Empires and nations have been manufacturing corrupt and ineffective leaders for centuries, in fact; large empires are probably prime breeding grounds for such people to emerge. From Rome to the United States of America, and just about everything in between have dealt with this issue. America still has time to turn itself around, but the longer we let corruption go unbounded history will be more likely to repeat itself and the same thing that happened to many great empires from long ago will happen the the USA. I believe that corrupt and ineffective leadership will collapse America. From the time of the Romans, Rome was dealing heavily with the issue of ineffective leadership. Partially due …show more content…
All it takes if one leader blinded by corruption and ineffectiveness and then it’s like throwing an entire society to the dogs. People who don’t agree with me may bring up the system our government has instituted to try and prevent this, the checks and balances system. They are wrong and that theory and idea has a very fatal flaw. The problem with checks and balances is that, presidents can decide who can serve in government with them. For example, if a president is republican, many times in the House of Representatives and the Senate will also be “stocked” or simply rearranged to be bias toward that political party. Then that’s already one third of the government swayed in that direction. How much easier then would it be to persuade, manipulate, rearrange etc. the other two thirds. And if two thirds are swayed, there is such a minor chance that the last third will be able to stand strong and not be taken advantage of and used for a purpose that is far from what they were designed to be and from what the Constitution of the United States says they are to be. This does happen too, my example is all too real and happens all too often. Americans, we must speak truth to power. This is potentially the only way we can turn this around for ourselves. If our government is blinded by corruption, we must make it blatantly obvious to them that we will not stand to be ruled in this ineffective manner any longer. Speaking truth to power is the way to go about enacting change. Whether is is writing an email, a letter, vising a governmental building in person, just speak your truth to them, and eventually, hopefully before it’s too late, they will stop their corruption and start leading effectively, smartly, efficiently. Then and only then will America be all it can be and be truly great. We would surpass the equivalent of any great empire long ago because of the simple fact

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