Present day politics and government are very different from the politics practiced years ago. Politics are constantly changing due to a variety of factors. There are numerous new laws that have been established due to changes in politics and government.
Politics can get confusing, especially when politics and government is constantly changing. The politics and government experienced in the past is vastly different than the politics and government in present day. There is the saying “history repeats itself”, which is often true in politics and government. There have always been political debates, political issues, wars, etc, but politics and government are always changing and hopefully improving for the better. Over the years there have been many people practicing politics. Politicians run Federal, state and local government. They deal with politics every day and pass laws that affect everyone. There have been many politicians over the years that practice outstanding politics and there have been many who practice corrupt politics. Anyone who is familiar with politics is aware that there have been many corrupt practices over the years. One of the most famous forms of corrupt politics is the Watergate Scandal. A burglary at a Washington office complex called the Watergate in June 1972 grew into a wide-ranging political scandal that caused the resignation of President Richard Nixon two years later. The staff who carried out the illegal activities of Watergate were committed a wide scope of crimes, including campaign fraud, political espionage, sabotage, illegal break-ins, improper tax audits, illegal wiretapping and a secret slush fund laundered in Mexico to pay those who conducted these operations. These people obviously did not care about the right, lawful meaning of politics and government. Crooked politicians make it hard for people to follow politics. Its hard to like politics and government when there is so much wrong doing in a system that is supposed to be based on justice. Newer political figures like President Clinton and Elliot Spitzer took part in immoral politics. But the past politics and government didn’t necessarily trigger corrupt present day politics. The 60’s were a time of idealism and many people revolted against the politics and government power of their time. But that also lead to change, like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, brought about by demonstrations in the 70’s. During this day in age people have more social consciousness and are willing to take part in politics and government. With the 2008 Presidential Election, the nation witnessed the biggest change in politics, with a black man and a woman running for President of the United States of America. This change will ultimately lead to bigger changes in politics and government in the future.
Politics and government are more important to people today then it ever was. There is a change in politics and more and more people are getting involved. Hopefully, politics and government can one day be truthful and justified, like our forefathers wanted.