If politicians and judges are servants of the people...

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
January 11, 2007 12:49pm CST
we elect them and we vote for and against proposals at teh same time. If we are governed by, for, and of the people then why does the government. Our Employees mind you, not do what they are asked to do by the people who elect them. If they are our employees and we are as clear about what we do and don't want why are we still in a war we don't want? Why are there loopholes in neccessary legislation to force the desires of the few on the many by backdooring the law and then getting judges (also elected officials) to go along with them?
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@nuffsed (1273)
11 Jan 07
For a simple answer you gotta follow the money... Who benefits?... Almost always there is a company going to lose money, or gain money depending on the Law in question. If that company got it act together and sent some smarty pants lobbyist to do his job and get some influence on behalf of the company...Then a whole parcel of dollars gets to change hands and the system goes to work for the company. Because they have shown somehow, that the result is in the greatest interest of the most affected people.... and the people who thought it was just a matter of common sense..well they got it wrong.....BULLS*** you want to clean it up, you got to decomate the lobby system and stop a whole load of this amalglamation and consolidation that is making Corporations more powerful than the United States and other countries.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Jan 07
But the greedy monsters seem not to recognize that they are our employees and are supposed to be working for us. Thye get voted in they get voted out and from the moment they take office they do the same thing as the last guy in the office did. And they seem like they are secure in their overblown right to screw us out of everything that they can.
• United States
12 Jan 07
Because if they did everything that everyone wanted, we wouldn't be the America we are today. We don't know what it is that we need, and we definately can't go to other countries and make peace treatys or keep everyone's needs in the back of our mind. It takes special individuals to do that, i know i could never run for president, because i would at some point go 'sh*t i can't make this desision' But anyway....
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Jan 07
You know that the government is about money. It is not about people, just money and power.
• United States
13 Jan 07
if that was the only reason then why make it a demoracy?!
@gm240359 (43)
• India
12 Jan 07
Never try to categorise the politicians as employees. You vote them, elect them, feed them and their cronies and in return they take money to even ask a question in the parliament. They take money to manipulate things. They do not grow old and retire. They are choosen by the people to ultimately rule, rob and control the people. They are the dreaded and wretched germs, who cause epidemic and endemic of corruption, both locally and globally. The less is spoken about them, the BETTER. Thanks.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
They need to be spoken of and ousted if they are no good and kept if they are of service.
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
12 Jan 07
Many politicians and judges in the country all are responsibility for the whole country if it is in good condition or bad condition they should think everything but now a days no one are taking responsibility for this,even a single person is taking the responsibility.The whole system should be changed.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Changed how?
@hackman (178)
• India
12 Jan 07
they do this drama for money
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
of course they do
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Money, Greed, Power, Prestige, Bribery, Corruption. Indifferance. All the above and laws that contradict other laws and too many special interests groups screaming for rights above and beyond everyone elses and will pay for it.
• India
12 Jan 07
Absolutely right. In fact, I think the ones who really enable alot of unnecessary and avoidable fiddling and fudging with the truth are these lawyers and judges. They are the ones who help politicians out of a clear law through obscure interpretations. As regards your point aobut special interest groups and their clamour for special rights (really privileges), are all well brought out in a Book entitled The Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Money, Greed, Power, Prestige, Bribery, Corruption. Indifferance. All the above and laws that contradict other laws and too many special interests groups screaming for rights above and beyond everyone elses and will pay for it.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Are you saying that we'll pay for it. Because mon frere we already do pay for it!
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
Politician are only good people in times of election, they are promissing things to people that they can not do when they are in power.. people vote them not to do war... innocent people are victims by this war.. Politician must first think the peoples wants and needs, because without the people or voters they are not in their power right now.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
but at the next election even if we vote them out who do we have to replace them that s any different?
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
Infact this is a universla problem, to get votes they really become servant, and when they become masters themselves (being elected) they forget their own statments they made when campaigning to be elected.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
so they're two faced is what you are saying?
• India
12 Jan 07
well thay are the servants of people all right, but they just portray themselves to be humble servants during the elections, oncethey are elected they forget everything and indulge in bribery and make money......people as always were never their priority
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
15 Jan 07
a pessimistic but also realistic perspective
• United States
15 Jan 07
We are only led to believe that we have a say in electing our officials. The government does what it wants and tells us a whole different story. That's exactly the kind of thing that I've been griping about. Thanks for posting some more relevant opinions.
@bryelee (452)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I wanted my husband to run for office, he would be great at it. The problem we have is exactly what you brought up. They rarley work for us. Plus they get paid off by special interest groups. I don't know their is much you can do but research the people and vote as best you can for the best person and not vote by party lines which is what a lot of people do.
• India
12 Jan 07
They are not the servants of the people they are mere responsible for the peoples act in the public.They are elected by us.So they are not servant for the people.They are the gods to lead a good nation.
• India
12 Jan 07
heyyy cute pic tht....well regarding politicians...i firmly believe that politicians are being elected because they are corrupt...they have the beiggest weapon that can be used to floor any power in this county...money and bribe...they can bribe any 1 ...from the common man to the chief justice...they donot let india grow econnomically hence more ppl fall as their prey...and hence they rule....
@rajee2007 (331)
• India
12 Jan 07
yes, its correest..politicians arr work for people's.........and judges are worked for people's judgements
• United States
12 Jan 07
I once had an idea to semi-solve this problem. It was after the 2000 election where some Floridians had some problem with a guy called Chad. :) I actually wanted to patent the idea and wrote a couple of politicians about it. As far as I remember I emailed all 100 senators and 435 congressmen as well as some governors. Shortly after that a patent was filed by someone else that was almost exactly my idea. I didn't care as long as something would have been done, but alas . . . My idea was put a smart chip in drivers licenses or passports or some id card and use that for voting. Not voting like we do today. I thought have voting machines (ATM style machines) (I called them AVM, Automatic Voting Machines) at street corners or malls or stores or wherever and have 'the people" vote on pretty much everything. It would work something like . . . No matter where you are in the US you could go to one of these AVMs and insert your card. You automatically get the current pending issues for your locality on the screen and you could vote on the issues that interest you. You might even be allowed to change your vote this way until the voting time is over. No one would have access to the votes cast so they can't say something such as "Hillary Clinton has too few votes, we need to get more democrates to the AVMs to make sure she gets elected." Only when the voting time is over, does the totaling begin and become official. You could go to the AVM every week or so see if there are new issues. For security reasons (such as if your card gets lost or stolen that someone else can't vote for you) have your retina print or fingerprint saved on the smart chip (NOT ON THE COMPUTER DATABASE) and the AVM compares your fingerprint or retina scan with the one stored on the smart chip. It should be stored on the chip to secure your privacy and so that it can't be easily stolen by others. If somehow it does get stolen by someone then they only have one and not millions they could get if stored in a central database. This would make the govt more democratically elected since turnout would most likely be higher. You are not limited to having to go vote on a single day or at your polling station. You could go vote when doing grocery shopping or the like. It would be a less representative govt since the people get to vote for everything and not some local counsil, state assembly, or congress. The only thing the govt has left to do is enact the laws. This would get rid of most if not all of the corruption and also as a bonus the special interest groups.
@Thiru178 (460)
• Sri Lanka
12 Jan 07
Dear: They are our servants but we give them a power that we even cant control them. It's the majority who make the decision Mind it. It's Like god giving a blessing or imortal power and strugling to take the breath when time comes.
@mjalingo (169)
• Nigeria
12 Jan 07
I thing most of those politicians we don't elect them because they select themselves, which means they work for themselves not we the mases. think about it (selection and election)....
@nandans (1161)
• India
12 Jan 07
Its the Power that Plays and make them supreme..
• India
12 Jan 07
Yeah, They are the public servants. They are responsible persons to implement the law and order.We vote them andelect them to serve us. They are represantives of people elected by the people.