One question that many politicians ask now in our time, why citizens do not take more interest in politics and public policy? A question that is not asked very often until something major occur that will effect us as an individual. As an uprising politician of the community and as a youth leader, I find already that it will be very difficult to grasp the attention of the people when it comes to politics. From all of the news media outlets, to magazines and newspapers, politics has been pulled into a bubble of being a bad thing. Most of the time you often hear when politics is discussed, its dirty, they are all liars and they do whatever they want so why do we get involved?
When I often hear these notions, I always look at myself and state is this something that I really want to get into. Will I be classified with all of the terms above? As well what alternative can I come up with in order to avoid being bridged under these stereotypes? Many of these questions are always asked when involved with politics and I believe that citizens do not take more interest in politics because of the distrust between the people and the elected officials. In the United States of America, voting for high governmental officials is a right of democracy and of the constitution. When people vote for these officials, they believe in them to get the job done, to serve and to uphold the law for citizen’s rights and services. Voting is a mutual agreement between the individual and the official that when or if you win, I entrust in you to be a great leader and take the city, state and or country in a positive direction while serving in office.
Now that the official is in office and is sworn in, people now uphold you as the elected official to those promises that were stated on the podium when pushing people to get out and vote. Many of the times politicians get into office and do the many opposite proposals that was once stated differently when running for office most popular topics are improving education, healthcare and no wars. In our country from observations and reading, as soon as something goes wrong we get disgusted and loose interest. Then when politicians do not uphold their promises, people do not come back out to vote. For example, I live in New York City and we recently had a huge election for City officials including a new mayor. New York has not had a new mayor since the year 2001 and multiple things have changed in the city because of a mayor whom extended his term to three instead of two. Many citizens became weary of Mayor Bloomberg as he made many changes not in favor of the majority such as stop and frisk with police and excessive spending in the city.
As a result people lost interest in who became mayor, according to the NY Times and Politico, an average of nearly 2 million people voted for new leadership out of a population of 8.337 million citizens according to the United...