Politics See Evil Speak Evil By Thomas Friedman

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A politician is a person who is currently in hold of a position or is seeking an office within a government. They gain power by election being either voted for by people or by a definitive group in the government. And a politician’s purpose is to support and create laws or policies that would govern the land and its people. In Thomas L. Friedman’s op-ed article, he stated that "politicians see evil, hear evil, and speak evil" in order to present to the citizens that politicians have taken their power for granted and to indirectly speak to the politicians to polish their actions. Although politicians hold public speeches to appeal to the people of the country, I would agree that Thomas L. Friedman’s views on politicians’ actions are evil.
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In other words, public speeches are the elements that plays an important role for citizens to better understand the candidates that they are going to vote for based upon the purpose and promises that the candidates are going to perform after receiving the power of a representative. Thomas L. Friedman is a well known op-ed author who have been rewarded for international reports and often produce different political articles based upon his perspective like that of, “Politicians Seeing Evil, Hearing Evil, Speaking Evil,” saw the negativity in these speeches. Friedman identified that bigoted candidates are “dragging their whole party across civic redlines” by starting off his article with the desire of wanting to watch a movie called “Rabin: The Last Day,” for it is relevant to that of America’s society today. He then explained that the movie is similar to our country as it is “about what can happen in a democratic society when politicians go too far.”(“Politician - What They Do.”) And within his work, he provided an example politician, Donald Trump, to specify how politicians tends to exaggerate themselves into gaining supporters. This presentation of the candidates may lead to an unnecessary detriment of the …show more content…
This meaning that, politicians should not manipulate their supporters. According to online resources, a politician’s job is to help run the government. And my question is, “Did Donald Trump carry out this duty as a politician?” Well, yes, Trump did mention the problems within the American country, however, the solutions that Trump came up with are inconsiderate upon our diverse society. Going back to the subject on illegal immigrants from Mexico, Trump’s immigration plan is to build a wall, like that of the Great Wall, across the southern border in order to keep out new illegal immigrants. Not only does he plan to build a wall, he also wants the Mexican to pay for the construction process of the wall. This however, may create tensions that could lead to a war outbreak and would then change the United States greatly, creating economical blockage such as trade and business failure. On the contrary of Donald Trump, Barack Obama is one of the most successful president in the United States. Obama has a steady leadership and calm temperament, he knows what actions are needed to be carried out to satisfied the citizens. According to Deborah White, Obama grew up as a middle-class American, so he understands how to support the people of the United States. Moreover, there are “more than 48 million U.S. men, women and children [who] have no health

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