The Politics Of The United States Essay

1516 Words Sep 18th, 2016 7 Pages
In today’s society, most people are in agreement that politicians has caused a lot of America’s citizens to not have faith in politicians nor their politics. When one is in a voting booth, one has to vote for the lesser of the evil due to not having a pure candidate who believes in putting America’s citizens first. Instead of having a candidate in which the citizen could vote for, the citizen has to play Russian roulette when choosing their candidate. As a result, voting a politician in a government position sometimes causes the candidate to abuse his or her power by lying in order to gain votes, cheat in order to win a specific seat, or steal government funds in order to obtain a certain lifestyle.
There has been many candidates who have lied their way into office. Either by lying on the candidate in which he or she is running against or lying about their qualifications for the position. Many candidates have unscrupulously lied in order to gain the votes in which they need to obtain the position in which they are running for. For example, when Vice President George H.W. Bush accepted the GOP nomination for president and asked the Americans to “Read my lips, no new taxes” (Blackwell & Morrison, 2014), every American wanted to believe him, thus he ended up winning the 1988 presidential election. Most Americans knew that George H.W. Bush, Sr. was lying but the thought of not having to pay new taxes appealed to the masses.
According to Blackwell & Morrison (2014), the…

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