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Politicians Essay

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PoliticiansIn politics, it would be novel to have a gracious rival. Modern political campaigners might take a lesson in graciousness and kindness from the great British statesman, Edward Campbell .Once when Campbell was opposing Thackereay for a seat in Parliament, the two contenders, in course of their campaigning, met and engaged in friendly conversation. On taking leave of his rival Thackereay remarked,'May the best man win!''Oh, no,' replied Campbell, 'I hope not, I want to win!'E.J. Dionne Jr., author of They Only Look Dead, ascertains that politics in America today are nothing more than 'politics of moral annihilation'. As an example of this he refers to the presidential election of ...view middle of the document...

From this we can clearly see overall impact of this type of politics does in fact undermined how the populous acts in 3 ways:1)don't watch television2)don't care and3)don't vote.This then brings us to the second point of how this is harmful to democracy. As I stated before it turns political campaigning into a childlike game for power. Author Daniel O'Connell once said: 'A politician doesn't stand on his own record; he jumps on the other fellows. An example of this in Dionne's book is the Senate election in Virginia.Oliver North ran an commercial that talked about Senator Chuck Robb:'Why can't Chuck Robb tell the truth? About the cocaine parties where Robb said he never saw drugs-then four of his party friends were sent to prison for dealing cocaine. Or about a beauty queen in the hotel room in New York. Robb says it was only a massage. 'Chuck Robb lived a lie and violated his oath of good faith to the people,' writes Richmond Times-Dispatch. Character counts, and North has it all over Robb.Dionne then points out that Robb replies ever so quickly with an 'tag, your it' ad, claiming that North has told so many lies, '...people wonder does North even know what the truth is.'It is these childlike games for power that causes people to question the validity of politics itself. Both Oliver North and Chuck Robb lacked political insight and only hindered the citizen's of Virginia right to democracy. It begins in one state and soon will spread throughout the United States. Dionne unfortunately points out that due to moral annihilation, democracy is already being...

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