There are many true politicians, but are there many politicians that are true to the voters?

Old politicians never die, and hardly even fade away!

The State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. | Source

The True Politician

Oh, I wish that I could see,

A politician as lovely as a tree,

Whose bark surrounds, protects,

Whose branches don't just shade the truth,

Whose roots go to bedrock soil,

And whose fruit is not just nuts.

We sent them there, I'm sad to say.

And all to 'oft it's there they stay,

Immovable, despite our shouts.

Not even blazed to point the way.

Does it surprise anyone....

That most are lawyers,

And prepared to defend or challenge

Any new law with equal skill,

Including the laws they themselves sponsor?

I ask but one thing: act in our national best interest,

Regardless of whether or not it benefits you.

I've settled for less long enough.

My representative, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) of Utah

Will he eventually replace Senator Hatch (R) of Utah?
Will he eventually replace Senator Hatch (R) of Utah? | Source

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bradmasterOCcal 23 months ago from Orange County California

It still comes down to the loyal party voter believing that the party goal should be the goal for the country. Over the last one hundred years, the parties have moved the country to the left and then the right, and back and forth. This prevents forward movement of the country to prosperity, and many times it causes the country to go backwards.

The voter needs to vote on the candidate and not the party. They need to vote against any deadwood incumbents.

But they won't because they are loyal to their party, instead of their country.

Thanks


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MizBejabbers 23 months ago

My college professor in U.S. Government taught that voting for the candidate, not the party was fruitless. He said that in order to be nominated, the candidate had to spout the party line, and after being elected, the candidate had to toe the party line. It appears to me he was right. This last election I saw constituents complaining that their senator or representative wasn't representing the people. Most of the time the complaint was because the incumbent wasn't representing the complainer's self interest. So how does one go about representing the voter when there is such a variety of politics among voters? Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly believe that the candidate represents the ones who buy his votes, therefore, the common man will never be represented.


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bradmasterOCcal 23 months ago from Orange County California

Mizbijabbers

First, unfortunately the majority of teachers, at least in CA are liberals, and that could be the reason your teacher was against not voting for the party.

The problem is that the party will go left for dems, and right for repububs, and there is no crossroad for agreeement. So the country is mved to the left and right depending on which party is in control.

The make moving the country forward impossible.

Under the current paradigm, there is no option for the voters as the parties supply the candidates, but voting Row A or Row B, the party vote doesn't choose the best list of candidates.

Until, the voters give the party a message to change, they will continue their current course.

The first thing that can be done is for voters to not register as a democrat or republican. A registered party voter is a cashed check, and then the party will focus on the wants of the independent or non committed voters, as in the swing states.

The Dems and the Repubs use their registered base to compare against the registered base of the other party, and then figure out how many independent voters they need to win for their candidate.

My point is that most people for the entire ballot for their party, and we know from the results that those were not good choices.

Anyway, my teacher told us not to vote Row A or Row B, but on the best candidate. The problem is that the parties have not put out the best candidates.

Thanks

Happy New Year


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FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

Great poem -- especially the line, "And whose fruit is not just nuts."


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FlourishAnyway - Chuckling with you. I love the Hubs you write.

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