The quote that jumped out at me was number 13. This short sentence really does summarize today’s political mishaps of the delegates in office. Let me start by saying that anywhere you are in Texas or the country, for that matter, everyone has opinions about politics and what the government should or should not be doing. Do these individuals have any intelligence on the subject? Probably not as much as they think they do. But being a democracy, intelligence doesn’t matter to the politician. What matters to he or she is getting elected. In my opinion this quote says that if you want to be an elected leader you better be seen by all of your constituents as someone who cares about their well-being. Not everyone in the state of Texas is educated on politics or even the issues that are being addressed by the delegates in office. This relates to what we have discussed in class and also on a personal level.
I would be lying if I said that I know what is going on in the current session. That doesn’t mean that I want some idiot in office writing bills that could possibly affect me on a personal level. Having said that, I know it is trivial but I’m more likely to vote for someone that I can relate to on more of a personal level. For example someone that came from nothing and achieved a great education by working hard for everything they earned. I’d be less likely to relate to someone who came from wealth and never had to work for anything in their life. Example of this might have to be the former president George W. Bush. He didn’t persuade to the little people of the state or the country. The people that did back him where the more intelligent Anglo constituents (the upper educated class). As we have been discussing in class is that Texas is a minority majority state know and having the minorities vote will help to stay in office. This ovisly has its flaws because the lower classes tend not to vote because of a number of reasons....
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