Awakened Nation (awakenednation) wrote,
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Politics As Usual

http://awakenednation.blogspot.com/2005/09/politics-as-usual.html

When we hear the phrase "politics as usual," we know exactly what it means. It means partisan bickering, lack of cooperation, excessive red tape, and a government slow to act.



I plan to run for political office, and the idea of putting up with "politics as usual" is a disturbing thought. People think that I'm going to change when I get elected, that I'm going to become some slick politician.



Why is this? Why do we have such a low opinion of politics and politicians?



Here's part of a comment I received on my other blog:

do you understand the shady politics that go on in that path to becoming a president?
Now maybe I'm naive, but I don't think politics should have to be shady. I think we just don't expect anything better, so we don't hold our elected officials to a very high standard.



Rather than having politics change me, I'd rather change politics.
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