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Politics vs. Governmentin BlogNobbers
A Political Science professor defined politics as the manipulation of the law to suit your own best interest. That definition of politics is being played out in the current presidential election. As caucuses convene across the country, the responsibility of government seems to be getting lost in the politics.
Government is leadership of a body of people that serves the best interest of the people as a whole. The candidates in this election are not leading. They are building campaigns around trending topics.
This election is being lead by pop culture. People are being distracted by propaganda and sensationalization of serious social issues. The drama of the election has overshadowed the power of the office.
As I watch the candidates attack each other, even within the same party; I can't help but wonder how can any of them lead the entire nation. If people are granted suffrage, but not given viable options; democracy fails.
The political process has lost the spirit of the law. Maybe the founding fathers foresaw this day when they created a government with a built-in balance of power. As of November 8, 2016, the executive branch of government will officially be the weakest branch of government.
As the voting public, it is up to us to hold the judicial and legislative branches accountable. We have 4 years to find a leader suitable to serve as President of the United States.