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Why I Dislike Politics!!!!

Updated on October 21, 2012

Could it be that I just don't understand politics?

As this election campaign is about to come to a close, I really had to sit back and wonder why I have a sheer dislike for our political system. The television, radio and internet are plastered with political candidates promising to make things better for our country. It seems as if each candidate is giving their all in trying to convince the American people that their agenda is the right platform to support. A couple of years ago, my husband told me the difference between a democrat and a republican because I honestly did not know the difference, and that was sad for me to not know this.

I beg to differ. What is the primary goal of each political candidate and what do they stand for? Could it be that I don't watch television or read the newspapers enough to understand what these people are talking about? To be honest, all this political stuff is just plain boring to me. While it may be boring, in some way or another, the political stance that each of these candidates take will affect me directly or indirectly. When the voting booths close at 7 pm in Illinois and the votes are counted, the public will have made their choices as to whom they think is the best person to run our country.

I find myself being disgusted at some of the candidates because they run all sorts of negative campaign ads just to discredit the other candidates. The way I see it, the political system is used as a vehicle for some of these candidates to raid the pocketbooks of the American people. Once they get into office, they are given all these perks with the swipe of a pen to get whatever policies they want to work in their favor. It's sad to say that because we vote for a lot of these people only to end up getting taken advantage of. The American public are being nickled and dimed in taxes for every thing from food, clothing, and gas as well as a host of other things.

With each election comes the promise of a better tomorrow and I find that to not be true. I want to believe that each candidate starts off in their political quest with good intentions. But as they get into their perspective offices and get things rolling. the need to get further ahead creeps in. They are no longer content where they are and then they start to come up will illicit ideas to undermine the political system and the American public with their closed door meetings and other illegal tactics all at the taxpayer's expense. And that makes me angry, but I can't do anything about it.

In recent years here in Illinois, our state has been called the most politically corrupt state in all of the country. Never has there been more high profile political figures that have been prosecuted and jailed for illegal activities. We've had two former govenors who are serving prison time for their wrongdoings. There were also aldermen who were prosecuted and jailed for taking bribes for petty amounts of cash. We also have a host of other political figures who are under the microscope as I write this article. I'm pretty sure that the ax will drop on some other high profile people in other states as well. All this makes me wonder as to why do people get involved in politics in the first place. Is it for personal gain or is it because they really want to help people to better their lives? I will never want to be a politician. If I did, it would be because I would want to make life better for my fellow man and not use the political system for a personal piggy bank.

Just a personal note, while I yet have a dislike for politics, I will be casting my vote in this upcoming election. Whatever the outcome, it will be the people's choice. I do know that every vote counts.

President Obama's 2012 DNC Acceptance Speech

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley | Source


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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      I wrote this piece from my heart.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      great write. i salute your honest opinion.

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Hello Perspycacious, I appreciate your comments. I am just expressing my feelings as to why I don't like politics. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I'm pretty sure that there are others who feel the same way. The only way that I can ever be involved in politics is to cast my vote....that is my voice. Again, thank you for stopping by.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Did you just want us to read how you feel? Or were you really involved in politics by making these political comments? If the latter, there was something you could do, and you did it. Good for you...and you did that "good" for us. If and when enough other Americans get disgusted, then just perhaps something will really change. Meantime we limp along doing pretty well (comparatively speaking).

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Hello billybuc, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my hub. I guess the current state of our political system has gotten me somewhat disheartened to the point to where I don't want to be involved in it anymore. I will really be glad when this election is over. Again, I appreciate your comments.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Illinois, and especially Chicago, have a rich and interesting political say the least. :)

      I was involved in the political process at one time, and honestly I have become so disgusted by it that I refuse to even be drawn into a discussion about politics any longer.

      Yes, I will be voting, for the same reasons as you mentioned, but I am not happy with politicians right now.

      Great job Nina!