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--At another level--

Finding a good leader is difficult. The first ones who should be eliminated are those who want the job. There is something inherently wrong with someone who wants that kind of power over others.

As hard as they try to convince you of their sincerity, that is how far they will sink into a sewer, and commit any crime always thinking you are too stupid to catch them. With respect there is not much that can be done to change the way things are being done. The political system is set up biased towards lawyers and actors. Being as they are some of the few who can take four or more years from a job, and have any chance at a career after they leave office. Lawyers do not have a strong grasp of morality to begin with. They can not or they would find themselves incapable of doing their jobs.

Corruption starts way back in their upbringing and does not end there. The lawyer is encouraged to keep a relative viewpoint of morality. How else could they defend those they know are guilty and get them off. Though that is preferred to sending innocent citizens to prison for crimes they did not commit. Which happens far to often in this country. Where if you have money at worst you will spend minimum time in a white collar prison. Being poor you can count on doing more time, and at that at a facility that houses violent offenders who have an axe to grind with those that are locked up for what amounts to a petty crime. Something that should have had a fine and maybe some restitution, but not prison time.

To help keep their jobs lawyers encourage the publics fears. They are willing to deal with the levels of paranoia that are created by their fear mongering. Instead of dealing with the cause of problems they would rather send citizens to prison. Thus making sure that most of them when they get out of prison will end up going back. Becoming institutionalized is too easy. Being treated as a five year old leaves you ill prepared to return to society. You end up having little ability to take care of yourself; from the day you leave the prison you are expected to take on the responsibilities of an adult, but that is difficult at best if you have spent any time in prison. You just have not had any practice.

So in the long run when lawyers start burning out the only alternative they have in the way of a job is to become a politician. Where with the years of relative morality they have been practicing they will make for good politicians, but do we really want these in positions of power over others lives? I hope not.

Looking at leaders today is not for the squeamish. They are not the best that we as a species have to offer. Trying to do better will not be easy. There are to many years of allowing the elite to dominate politics with impunity. So ask yourself does the person trying to get elected really want the job then they are the last person you want having it.

By: David E. Howerton


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The following comments are for "At another level"
by bhagwandave

I agree...
Re: Political “break” from career. Their “retirement plan” is such, they don’t NEED to go back to work!
Re: Did you know that somewhere back in our history it was not legal for a lawyer to be in public office? (or so I’ve been told. I wonder when/how that got changed [discrimination maybe?] and the reasons for having included it in the first place)
Re: “I do not choose to run” DOES seem to have fallen into very dark disfavor has it not.
Re: In general I guess I agree with you and thanks for sharing. I think “the power” goes right to the head [unfortunately, I’m afraid it would go to mine ... and most folks I know] and what bothers me even more is the very diSTINKed attitude that you can’t get ANYthing done unless you compromise!
Have a better day today ... and keep writing/sharing.

( Posted by: Gramma [Member] On: March 8, 2005 )

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