posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 09:33 PM
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
The op has asked a valid question and after careful thought, there is more than one question that I would ask, but the primary one would be:
Why do you covet the position that you now hold?
It is apparent that those in government covet being in that position and tend to want to be there, often for years.
But.....isn't that the point?
We elect a government and a leader to a set term in office after liking the cut of their gib during the election campaign and waiting to see which of
their policies they're allowed to implement right away, which would take more time to introduce and which would be impossible given a situation.
As the term goes on, they hope the public still likes them enough to elect them for another term to allow them to finish implementing the policies
which have taken a little longer than expected to set in stone.
That's why we in the UK have elections every 5 years and don't have a set term for a leader before pushing him or her out of office like the US with
their 8 year, 2 term limit per President.
Otherwise, none of the pre-election promises would be implemented in such a short term due to things in life not being so easy or ideal. A certain law
may take two years to pass through as legislation for example thanks to many different factors.
Unless you're a Labour or Liberal Democrat leader in which case either your party gets elected based on lies or people stupidly vote for you because
they fall for idiotic policies that would never work in the real world.