Why you should never trust a politician explains how I understand the fiber and essence of politicians. Why you should never trust a politician explains how politics work and how politicians work and think. Why you should never trust a politician
Why you should never trust a politician
I do not want to be rough on politicians (actually yes I do) but they are special of God’s creatures, and we need to understand what they are. Watching a documentary of dangerous creatures under the sea, you see some animal floating around, and they say to even get near it is to put your life in peril. That is what I think of when I consider politicians.
What makes a politician “tick”
The first thing you have to understand is there basis for existing. All politicians are elected. Some maybe in the ins and outs of politics are at one point selected by others. A lot of these people are in the “corps” of government workers. But politicians have a based, a foundation, where they come from.
To “enter life” as a politician, you need to start out by winning some kind of election somewhere, usually very much down and in an insignificant level of life. From there, you “climb the latter.” But you have to promote yourself to the point that enough people trust you that you win an election and you “are in.”
This is extremely important for two reasons. To understand how they are, and to pressure them to get them out or make them do what you want.
Politicians are basically spineless, and we cannot help that.
So how do politics “work?” Let’s take the example of abortion. You are a politician, and you want to make the law, “no abortion.” You put forth a proposed law, and they take a vote (which in itself is not going to happen with just you), and the results are 99 against or not voting, 1 vote (your vote) in favor. So you learn very quickly that to “get anything done” in politics you have to get other people who don’t see things your way, to vote for your bill proposal.
So there are factors that grind politicians to death.
1) their own reelection is forcing them to “get things done” because without that to use in their promotional cycle, they are going to be on the street begging shortly. Remember that politics is cut throat. To get in, many politicians take it as obvious that you have to destroy the reputation and standing of your opponent, or you just won’t win.
The killer accusation that no politician can lie himself out of is the simple exhortation of his political opponent, “Look at his record!” If you don’t have a good curriculum (like college student trying to get a job, a curriculum is what you have done), then you are out quickly. Even people with your same positions will be against you because they sent you to Washington (or your state’s capitol, or city hall, etc.) to get stuff done and after 2 or 4 years, you have nothing in your curriculum, then you are dead in the water (a boat that goes nowhere), you are out of politics.
Note that this is a very acute pressure point with politicians. They have to have something to brag about to their base. This relationship with their base is extremely important.
2) To get something done, they have to form a caucus or a group of friends in and among the same politicians that will vote for your proposals or again, you are out on your ear in a heartbeat. While you can get basic friends that have the same general views on things as you do, this does not necessary mean you can get things from them for free. Everything in politics costs something. Even with your friends, they are going to want “pay back”, or them getting recognition for their own cycle of re-election with their supporters.
3) To get, you have to first sell. This principle is that nothing is free in politics. In order to get something from other people, you have to sell to them what they want. While money is in the background of everything in politics, what these people want more than not is not money but their own proposals get your backing.
4) Back stabbing and treason is common fare in politics. The one thing you have to remember always when dealing with politicians, even one politician to another, is that everybody is a traitor, and while they vote with you today, tomorrow they will vote against you. The reason for that is that deals are made in backrooms, and this is just how government works.
You do not debate and work out things in public because it can go wrong and against you in a heartbeat. You have staff that works out your position in your office, away from public view. What if you take this position, how will that harm your bottom line (staying in power, in your political office)?
Next, once your staff has come to a position that you deem of value, you give the issue to the promoters who will tell you what is feasible and how it has to go to come about. This includes debating it in public to win public support for your position or proposition.
Next comes the good stuff. You have to win your proposition so that it becomes law. This is again done in the backrooms, but the “principles” or even by your staff, but other politicians are “won over to your proposal.” Note that this has little to nothing to do with the moral arguments of your proposal, but rather what you are willing to “give” in their proposals so that they vote for you. It is always a “tit for tat” situation where you have to give in order to get.
As a Christian…
As a Christian, I have to make some comments here. First of all, Christians work according to their relationship with Christ, with God. The principles that they follow are defined in the Bible by edict (thou shalt… thou shalt not…) and they don’t have much in the way of choices of other things that are too hard.
Politics in general is 1) lying to get into office, 2) cheat and steal to make yourself rich, 3) betray ever moral principle (good or mistaken) in order to get your own way. None of these “gravy” principles are things that a Christian wants.
Having said that, there are some Christians in politics, without a doubt. I know some personally. But these Christians are constantly been beaten by the forces outlined above so that they will always have a wrestling match with their own moral principles. Our prayers should go out to them. I said above to never trust a politician. How about trusting a Christian politician? First of all, these people are dyed in the wool liars (Satan is the father of all lies, so the majority of them run back to Satan’s tools and methods quickly when in trouble).
But first, Christian politicians have to be watched carefully, because unsaved politicians pretend to be Christian to gain access to those in that religious base and merge some of them into their own base. Joe Biden is Catholic, but a Catholic priest refused him the elements of Mass when he was there. Not everybody in a group will follow some politician just because “he is one of them (their religious group).” This is common sense for those who study politics.
Secondly, even real Christians get carried away with the currents and tidal waves of life in politics. That does not make their caving on their principles or the principles of the group correct, but it is what it is. It happens. Deal with it. In most cases, the group continues with less enthusiasm with that particular politician but with discouragement. Why you should never trust a politician
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