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Are Politicians Useful for Society in Anyway?

  1. Goodpal profile image91
    Goodpalposted 6 years ago

    Are Politicians Useful for Society in Anyway?

    Don't they spread dishonesty and false illusions in the society? Are they not known for false promises and empty words? So, why society needs the?

  2. TicksProfessional profile image59
    TicksProfessionalposted 6 years ago

    Politicians are important and useful...And if they are not that is the fault of the society and not theirs. They come from amongst us. We are the ones who vote for them. If a dishonest candidate has any chance of becoming successful as a politician, it reflects on the society as a whole and not just on that particular individual.

  3. Charlu profile image80
    Charluposted 6 years ago

    Because they make great drama and comedy acts for tv. They also ensure that an infallible lie detector will never be made public because they might actually make them take a test

  4. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    Jack Kingston of Savannah, GA -- if they were all like him, then, Yes!

  5. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    I have to say YES for entertainment value. Joking aside, they are vital to upholding the facade of civilization and making the "everyman" feel content that he works over two days a week just to pay his membership fees to Uncle Sam for living here. Obviously, anarchy won't work so we need some form of government. Human beings are social creatures. We gather into groups and engage in politics no matter how small the tribe. Most people just want someone else to make all the big decisions and also have someone to blame when things go wrong.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    Politicians are people who seek power. Why on earth would any decent person seek that?--vanity? Control over others?  Decent people like to teach or give--they don't like like to rule. Republics; especially republics with a democratic tradition, are always hopelessly corrupted by an intellectual class that lies to its people. If national leaders were chosen randomly by lottery, national education would sure have to improve quickly. But I feel this, combined with a less centralized government, is the ideal arrangement for a good society.

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    Joshua526posted 6 years ago

    Politicians focus on ideas, on building and molding the society, it's their ideas that start or end something in the society.

  8. someonewhoknows profile image75
    someonewhoknowsposted 6 years ago

    We are all politicians to some extent.- we are so sure we are right on an issue and if we are found to be wrong we try to muddy the issue by pointing out the imperfections of others to some exent or if we are honest with ourselves our own.

    I think more than just those who represent wealth should have a say in government.

  9. Jason Oleinik profile image71
    Jason Oleinikposted 6 years ago

    I see politics and government in general as a double-edged sword...I believe it is required to keep order and keep societies stable, but at the same time, it breeds an environment which promotes climbing the ladder and gaining more power/money/control, while putting the real important things (ie, actually doing the right thing, making a difference, improving people's lives) to a secondary role.