- Politics and Social Issues
Politics and the great debate techniques of politicians and policy makers
I should of went to Law School - Darn!
Becoming a politician, and powerful force of leadership today requires some great debating skills, or maybe a great deal of money and Washington lobbyists.
Corporate demands on society have always been the key premise, and utter purpose for such a reality, they truly have a commanding influence on us all today, as the U.S. policy makers enforce more laws, regulate them and deregulate them to maintain order, control & justice.
This is all done to keep the balance of our U.S. democracy's Government, State and Localities maintained. So in effect It's always been up to us, the people of the public, to go to the voting poles and vote for a more sound minded President, and this must be where the saying goes, "A Government that's run by the people, and for the people." come's from, and besides it being stated from off of the lips of a politicians mouth, as they read it off of the teleprompter in front of them.
Whether your career began as a lawyer, or public official who is well known for helping people in the community where you lived all your life, none of that matters unless your debating skills are up to par.
You could of been a judge, a actor like the , or a political stunt man, no matter what being armed to the teeth with political debating skills is an imperative. As for winning that great debate, well its been proven to be the aim, and overall goal to reach in any political campaign, which can potentially catapult any candidate running for government office a sure fire position. 40th President Ronald Regan
A political candidate being put into the top spot position and front running position with voters is a dream for most politicians with potential popularity. Now, getting people to the voting poles is another obstacle to tackle entirely, but in recent times its become as easy as making the right cyber connections on the internet, and with enough of a push could even carry them over into becoming the commander and chief, as was done with our current president . Barrack Obama
This article even though it began as a sort of intro to politics will steer more towards a moment in time in my life, when I had returned from college. My uncle and I tended to have discussions all the time about life, but for some reason it would always somewhat end in a debate of sorts with much contention.
One moment in particular had occurred to me above all others as a significant one to remember, and happened after returning home, and feeling fully knowledgeable from learning of the college level chemistry engineering courses I had taken, and I'll never forget the organic chemistry debate we had. It tended to get so heated in our discussions, I thought one of us was going to blow a gasket, because me and my uncle would go at it for over 5 hours on end debating back and fourth, as if we were running for political office.
He loved lecturing me
The Great Debaters
My becoming a debating lunatic may have also come from the fact that my granddad, and my mom were also great debater's, like U.S. senators. My entire family, on both my mom's side and fathers side enjoyed debating on various subjects, but mostly about politics, history, the economy, life in general and social issues a great deal.
My grandmother was like a congress woman, leading the families discussion table with argumentative suggestions, most democratic in nature, at times she would go much further, and as far as writing to her congress person at the time, and also to the U.S. President, letters about things she had felt needed fixing up in society, and in New York City itself. Over time she actually ran for a local government office, for the City of New York, seeking to become a counsel woman and she made it to the voting polls as well.
I learned a great deal from helping my grandmother in her campaign about how tough it really is to run one, and to get the word out about it all, by rallying the public's opinion on major pertinent, as well as relevant issues at stake.
"The great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism." 40th President Ronald Regan
Grandma had a beautiful way of trying to win the debates lead by my grand father, my dad, and my Uncle Archie, and they always was arguing with each others on differing topics about U.S. politics of their time period, many battles ragged on and on for hours, yelling was the fun parts I do remember most. My grand father used to always watch politics on television all the time, he even went to sleep to it while the TV screen remained on, and he had also watched war documentaries all the time.
I guess this is where he got much of his researched information as fuel to feed his heated debates, my grandmother however had always watched the news a great deal on television, read news papers, and magazines all the time for the latest political stories, and I do remember President Ronald Reagan was in office way back then in the 80's. What a time it was of emotional outbursts (Dealing with Reaganomics), and I was always standing tall 6 or 7 years old, about knee high right next to my dad just listening in on everything, and learning how to debate myself the entire time like a U.S. spy on foreign territory, seeking to sniff out some much needed global intelligence on silent mode (Stealth mode).
Getting My uncle to admit that he was wrong on any instance of a single argument he put up for debate was like pulling the teeth of a hippopotamus, it just won't work out. So many years later when I myself had returned from college as a young adult we went to war with words and it was super fun, especially now that I was armed with some verbal artillery of my own, and from all the college research I had done in those 4 grueling years.
Me and Uncle Arch going at it in hot debates
As I stated up above, our debates (Me & Uncle) grew increasingly intense over the years, and even if I was dead right about any given subject, there was no way to convince him that he was wrong. The moment I arrived from college he must of knew I was armed with some good juicy info, and much of which he had learned himself many years back, so he was ready to bring on the questions stemming to further debate, and like two lawyers going at each others throats in court, we would go at it for hours on end, but instead of debating about politics we switched channels more toward the scientific side of things. Arguing about the universe, black holes, the theory of everything, and even till today debating about the point of rest theory.
Recently though back in the year 2008 we had some major debates dealing with politics, and it reminded me of when I was a child watching my grandparents. We had a pretty radical debate over the whole fact of Barrack Obama even becoming our president of the United States, and long before he was elected. We were in agreement with certain hot subjects dealing with social issues, but divided when it came to stuff like the economy, and the state of big business.
Great debates begin with great public speaking for many politicians, and a great smile can also win the crowd as well
U.S. Politic's Today
Now, fast forwarding all the way to the present time of today September 4th 2012 (When I published the article), and judging by the political climate, the current events, elections and voting for the next president of the United States is up for grabs once again, its safe to say that things are way to chaotic to tell anything.
Well, lets see what's going to happen, only the lord knows it seems, the undeniable fact that President Obama was handed a very tough clean up job with the on going Iraq War he recently ended, and the filthy economy that utterly collapsed like a dump in the toilet bowl, upon exchange of U.S. leadership and overall authority back in 2008. I'm pretty sure that George Bush was pretty happy, to of dropped that unbearable sack of a mess onto Obama's lap, like it was a huge gigantic sack of human feces, thus freeing Bush of any and all responsibilities as it seems today to many people.
What a heavy weighted political ball to handle indeed, but he wanted the responsibility right! and whether or not he will be able to shoot another three pointer at the buzzer, to score yet another grueling 4 years as President is all up in the air as well today. "Just think though, who can do better then he didn't do, and with all the mess he has left to pass down" Yikes!!!!! we're all in for some more excruciatingly tough times, and this is my rough guess, lets just hope I'm not politically correct on that.