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I being born in the USA I was taught to respect the President Most Americans I meet seem to Idolize

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posted on May, 6 2012 @ 03:16 PM
I being born in the USA I was taught to respect the President Most Americans I meet seem to Idolize American Presidents. It is a Cult of Personality in my view. The American Presidents/Politicians are Puppets of the Wealthy/The Rich Big Money/Profit Corporations Banks the Media and the Lobbyists. Many Americans that I know think that the President and other past Presidents and other Politicians care about the people and the poor and the homeless are the Politicians Liars ? Also are these Politicians just good Christians or do they have a agenda thank you ?

Whether lobbyists work for a large organization, a private individual, or the general public, their goals and strategies are the same. First and foremost, lobbyists must be adept at the art of persuasion, which is the mainstay of their job. They must figure out how to sway politicians to vote on legislation in a way that favors the interest they represent. This means tailoring appeals to specific individuals as well as to group voting blocs, such as Southerners or pro-choicers. Lobbyists also occasionally lobby one another. When normally opposing groups find a common area of interest and can present a united front they are extremely effective.

posted on May, 6 2012 @ 03:44 PM
I was taught to respect the "office" of president and what it represents, though not necessarily to respect the person claiming the title. It's cliche' that actions speak louder than words, but it shouldn't be trivialized as a mechanism for judging people. Respect is earned and not given freely, and my vote is given with the hope things will be better... or at least not any worse then before.

In my opinion, this should make the lobbyists irrelevant. If the Representatives, Senators and the President are willing to pimp their being... their character, to forsake the opinion of the majority in favor of the few (corporations are "people" and there are far more people than corporations) is there an any more accurate way of describing such people than to call them "sell outs"?

To borrow another cliche': "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

The people of the USA have two of the most powerful tools created: the vote and the Constitution. Why people don't use the tools to affect REAL CHANGE in government is beyond me. It's utterly beyond me why people insist on permitting the status quo to continue when it's obvious people aren't happy.

We need a referendum proposed by the people, for the people, enacted in accordance with the will of the people.

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posted on May, 6 2012 @ 03:53 PM
ofc they have an agenda.....

posted on May, 7 2012 @ 11:35 AM

Originally posted by mikejohnson2006
I being born in the USA I was taught to respect the President

I think if you love the premise of America, then respect for the office of the President is a natural extension of that love. I love our history, our foundation, our ideals, but not always our policies or practices and respecting the office of the President means holding that offices occupants to a high standard and in that context it is a duty when justified to be critical of the President who occupies that respected office, while still doing so in a manner that is respectful of the office.

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