The other day I was with some friends and they were joking around about politics and one of them asked, Who cares about politics? I responded nonchalantly, people who care about life? Another friend said in return, “that’s the stupidest thing you have ever said,” while the one who asked the original question stated, “That’s not true because I care about life, but not politics.”
Unfortunately, I was cut off before I could explain my opinion further. But, I realize, maybe people really do think that politics = life = stupid, so I wanted to explain myself a little further for the world to see. Hopefully to understand how it connects to them too. One can hope, right?
Okay, so this seems pretty logical to me, but politics puts in play who makes the laws, and those that make the laws are supposed to represent the people. We all know that isn’t always the case, which is all the more reason to be involved!!!! Often, if one takes a little harder look, which I wish more people would do, you can find how money influences policy more than the rights of people in far too many cases.
Now, with that in mind, let’s take a real look at how pretty much everything you use, do, or live by is directly impacted by our political leaders.
Do you want to know if your food has GMO’s in it? Well, too bad, our political leaders say that isn’t acceptable and have decided for you that you don’t need to know. (Some places have put in local laws to say otherwise, thankfully, though.)
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