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The Problem with Most Politicians

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The Onion’s satire often hits close to the truth, and when it had the headline “Authorities On Alert As Hundreds Of Crazed Sociopaths Enter Congressional Chambers“, it was fairly close to the truth.  I say this because over the past several years, I have worked with and been around a fair number of elected officials.  And there is the simple fact that power draws many people who want power to it, hence how we got our president (although I’m not sure he is a sociopath, but he has clear psychological and ethical issues).

But there are exceptions.

There are real people who are working to do good in the world who believe in America’s system of representative democracy and the ideals set out in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.   And I’ve had the honor to work with elected representatives like Rebecca Sandoval, Bob Bastian, and Darrell Steinberg.  And now I have another person to add to my list of truly good people: Delaine Eastin.  And I will post more tomorrow about this.

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Written by Jacob Walker

February 23rd, 2017 at 11:59 am

Posted in Political Science

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  1. […] Yesterday I shared about the problem with too many politicians being sociopaths, or at least being power hungry.  Some people may tell me I was just stating the obvious.  But, I also talked about some of the elected representatives that I have worked with who I know are good people.  And this week, I met in person Delaine Eastin, and had a chance to talk with her briefly, and also talk with several people who have known her for a long time, and I can say confidently that she is running for governor for the right reasons, and is not a corrupt politician. […]

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