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Politics vs. Government

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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.

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Valante M. Grant is the founder of The byDesign Network. She has built a network that encompasses broadcast media, audio and video production, copy writing and graphic design. Her primary creative focus is customization. Her philosophy is that every human being is one of God’s designer originals. She uses her creativity to design a life that fulfills her purpose and helps others reach their destiny. Valante will share her message of encouragement on her blog. Valante resides in the Chicago metropolitan area. Her inspiration is her daughter, Vanyce.


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    lukeither willingham Monday, 29 February 2016

    You asked the Million$ question about the 2016 US Presidential Candidates, "how can any of them lead the entire nation"? They are more focused on reacting and attacking than addressing the serious issues this country has.
    How did we get so far away from what is important in life?
    I agree with you, Americans have a responsibility to hold the "judicial and legislative branches accountable" but we're more interested in REALITY TV.
    I can't help but wonder if this is part of the agenda to get everyone's focus on TV drama, during the 2016 election, and not the "REALITY" that our liberties are slowly being chipped away--but what the heck--there is always REALITY TV to help us escape REALITY. This was a deep post. Thank you taking us there.

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  • LIFE! byDesign
    LIFE! byDesign Thursday, 10 March 2016

    Thanks Lukeither! This election is quite disturbing.

  • Fit and Healthy You!
    Fit and Healthy You! Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Thank you for this post.

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