Is Greed Destroying Our Country?

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Nicole Hicks-Pinkard

Is Greed Destroying Our Country?

Greed comes from the love of money and power, which are the roots for all evil. One major cause of greed comes from the government and corporate firms that contribute to their temptation to do wanted is needed for them to obtain wealth and power within their industry. One should ask themselves, is greed destroying our country? The answer would be “yes.” Greed is the fifth of the seven deadly sins, which allows an one to become obsessive and desire to take more than any one person deserves. Once greed consumes an individual it takes over their thought process and rationality to do what is right in today's society. The government is one of the reasons on why greed is destroying the country. Their greed trickles down into our society and are reflected in the bills they approve in Congress. These individuals with the power to create a better atmosphere for all individuals are only focused on their own greed to get ahead in today's society. Their greed causes a butterfly effect that destroys jobs, relationships, laws, and any other aspect one can imagine. For example, Police Officers duty is to protect and serve our communities, however, a cash payment on a continuous basis can turn a blind eye towards crime. This effect causes destruction for all individuals. Nowadays, Politicians can be bought to benefit the desires of corporate firms who are also the one's that provide the desire for them to do or say nothing on their behalf. By supplying Politicians with desirable handouts which are hard for them to resist, especially if they think know one will ever found out about their corruption. They are willing to sell us out by their own greed. We the people suffer and take the drastic fall for their inconceivable decisions. These individuals are titled as such the Mayors, City Council, Governors, Senate, and etc. Their decisions affect lives on a daily basis, so if they are not contributing the needs of the...
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