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Where are the honorable politicians these days?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image94
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Where are the honorable politicians these days?

  2. profile image0
    Phoebe Pikeposted 6 years ago

    Not in the media. Newspapers only show the crooked and rich because they sell papers. All the others are hidden because they are not considered interesting anymore... it's quite tragic.

  3. devonportney profile image59
    devonportneyposted 6 years ago

    Damned if I know. But I do know that in a country with far less invested in things like defense contracts and control of global oil, politicians would at least have the option to pass legislation for things they actually believe in, not things that satisfy the corporations that got them elected in the first place.

  4. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Is that not an oxymoron...honorable politicians?

  5. girlgonestrong profile image60
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    That would be Ron Paul.  He sticks to the constitution, doesn't believe in getting tangled up in the messes of other countries, and believes in giving people civil liberties.

  6. move2move profile image61
    move2moveposted 6 years ago

    For the US?
    Ron Paul, as far that I can judge!
    And then comes nothing for a very long while ...

  7. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    The vast majority of today's politicians -- in all levels of government -- are quite honorable.

    It is just that many in America do not see things that way because they have been brainwashed by the major media to be blind, ignorant and cynical.

  8. Author Cheryl profile image87
    Author Cherylposted 6 years ago

    We have none and that is sad its all about them and not about our country.  Sad but true

  9. alphagirl profile image82
    alphagirlposted 6 years ago

    I don' know if there are any! They all are puppets! Many lack moral fiber!

  10. badpoet81 profile image60
    badpoet81posted 6 years ago

    Politicians are people with a job to do, and they have to do that job within the confines of a very complex system, with job security determined by fundraising and how well they market themselves.  With all of this in mind how is it that people are surprised when those who seek and obtain public office are failing to meet the general public’s expectations of what constitutes an honorable person?  Politicians are paid to make policy, that is to say, to be pragmatic.  In the quest for solutions to problems there is a primacy to keep the government fulfilling its functions; this is what these officials are paid to do, nothing else.  If these things are being fulfilled then the representative is indeed doing his or her job, all that remains is the electorates perception of the methods being employed, and then considerations outside of their job performance.  When it comes to the question of “honor,” this falls into the other considerations that I just mentioned.  The question of honor comes from whether a politician is fulfilling his role in accord with the perception that you or I have of honor, or as what you are I think of as honorable pertaining to things that have nothing to do with the politician’s job.  Morality and honor take a back seat to accomplishing policy in the political arena, and for good reason, they have little to do with the political process.  I leave the question of honor where it belongs, between individuals.  I am more concerned about my elected officials being capable.

  11. Austin Dawursk profile image59
    Austin Dawurskposted 6 years ago

    Not to be rude to your question but the honorable politicians left with Elvis on the mother ship. Honorable politicians only exist in our hopes and dreams but never reality. Instead we must look for the lesser of the evils.

 
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