The American People Essay

1396 Words Feb 10th, 2016 6 Pages
The misgovernment of the American People is misgovernment by the American People”, precisely put by Mr. Lincoln Steffens all the way back in 1904. How can it possibly be that a problem that’s been around for as long as the country is old is still an issue in the just and equal and moral democracy of the Great United States of America? It’s 2016, and as the myriad of tensions grow and unfold, you know there’s a problem when Donald Trump of all people speaks the truth. Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?
Everyday we are bombarded by propaganda about our beloved and be-loathed candidates, so it stands to bring up a couple of hope that our chosen candidate will keep the promises he built his following out of. Looking back at years upon years of dishonest representatives of the people, from mayors to senators to congressmen to presidents, why then are politicians running for any kind of office not required to commit to and fight for what the stances the claimed to hold during their campaign, and then promptly forgot about, ignored, and/or put minimal effort into all for the privilege of claiming they “tried” before reverting to the former behaviors? You would think, that in a country built upon the values of democracy, freedom, and patriotism, the people would be able to have more of an input in how the government affects them. Now I conceded that it is, for the most part, impossible to appease the views of so many people, which is why allowances and compromises must…

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