jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)

Politician or Leader

  1. shakeelz profile image61
    shakeelzposted 7 years ago

    Should the power be in the hands of a politician as generally happens or in the hands of a leader

    1. BrianFanslau profile image60
      BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would hope that the Politician would be a good leader and not make the assumption that politicians are not leaders. Often they are poor leaders but some are of a higher quality than any other leaders in american history.

    2. 0
      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Neither. Power should be in the hands of the people! A leaders job is to educate the people to make informed decisions on the rules that govern society. A politician on the other hand is a leech living off of the sweat of society for the sole purpose of enriching themselves...

      Yeah I know...I'm a bit cynical... it's hard not to be considering our "leaders" don't read the bills they pass, usually don't even write them, they have the lobbyists do that. and don't even bother to debate if what they are passing is constitutional, or infringes on the God given rights of the people!

  2. 68
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    The power should be in the hands of a statesman.  One who will put the best interests of the country ahead of his own ideology.  One who will do the right thing even if it is not the "in thing".

    1. 0
      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very well said. I would add that he should also follow the rule of law.

  3. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 7 years ago

    Politics creates leaders. Leaders become statesmen when in power. All three are interlinked. If a politician influences more than 2 persons, he becomes leader. He has a chance to gain power. If a leader in government succeeds in dealing with other countries, he becomes a statesman.
    But the quality of politicians, leaders and statesmen are going down. The main reasons are social divisions, economic disparities, lack of impartiality, etc.

  4. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Power should be in the hands of the elected.

    The elected are more often then not professional politicians (ie those who seek power for a living).

    Of this group, a few are, or become, statesmen. 
    Even more are, or become, criminals.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I agree. Power should belong to the People. When they start ignoring the will of the People then can easily lead to tyranny and maybe despotism. Who wants that? tongue

  6. Bibowen profile image89
    Bibowenposted 7 years ago

    The ultimate power of force should reside with the people, but they should wield it through representatives of their choosing. The lesson of history is that the direct democracies (like in Greece) were unstable. They became mobs which degenerated into anarchy and eventually tyranny (because you needed a muscleman to restore order again after the bloodletting). Everything needs a constraint, some accountability, even the will of the people.