a reply to: samstone11
The President is considered honest when he goes along what the general population believes to be right. Which, in my opinion, considering the size of
the US, is impossible. There will always be division and someone somewhere will always consider the President dishonest and campaign on it, and other
people will eventually join that parade.
You can see it happening over and over again.
But that's not to blame on the politicians. It's actually on the people. It's the people who buy into the media made-up news and smear campaigns.
People accept and even enjoy when different candidates throw word-fists at each-other, or launch smear campaigns filled with lies.
People also accept that Presidents accept money for their campaigns, which said money comes from large corporations that in return ask for legislation
and policy changes - or no changes at all.
...again, this is not a secret, especially in a place like ATS.
When people stop taking that crap, things will change. Until then, the groups that f# us all will continue to infiltrate all layers of society and
masking their objectives with sane and plausible arguments, that actually aren't if you look into them.
If everyone demands the same thing from politicians, they will have no choice but to swim to the beat of the people.
There is this saying in the food industry, that "if the consumer doesn't want it, they won't buy it". The same applies to politics. Tell the
politicians you won't stand for any more BS, and they will have no choice but to be honest and be persons of integrity. They won't be elected
At worst, you will see all the dishonest politicians being replaced by honest ones.