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.A politician or political leader (from Greek "polis") is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making.^ We believe that government creates the public space in which the market can operate and should ensure that market decisions are made for economic and not political reasons.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But I don't believe the voting public is willing to settle for politicians who don't put their cards on the table.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Recommended by: mpearl Democrats: Good people running our government who have good judgement and can make good decisions .
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, coup d'état, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, right of inheritance (see also: divine right) or other means.^ If anyone knows what it means to have little children who need to be bathed but who must “rush-rush” to the well to fetch water to make tea for a visitor - again it is the women.
  • Politics on The WIP 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC thewip.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Which makes me always wonder why we don't have the government involved in so many other facets of the economy.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When others are in need, when disaster strikes, we don’t hesitate to help people who have been slammed by circumstances to get back on their feet.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Politics is not limited to governance through public office.^ We believe that government creates the public space in which the market can operate and should ensure that market decisions are made for economic and not political reasons.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Political offices may also be held in corporations, and other entities that are governed by self-defined political processes.^ Until big money can be removed from the electoral process those in office will still need to feed at the corporate trough.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

Considered a politician

Not considered a politician

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  • Members of government who serve purely functional roles, such as bureaucrats.
  • Members of the judicial branch, law enforcement, and the military are not usually regarded as being politicians since they are generally executing or adjudicating established law and custom.
  • Ordinary citizens with the power to vote cannot properly be called politicians even though they can participate in group decision-making.^ They are sweet, kind, sensitive people who often think the government should solve major problems – they will continue thinking about the problems.” .
    • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ This agency will be formed out of career Law Enforcement Officials from Justice, FBI, and the CBO, or some such combination, in order to not allow Executive Appointments, or Congress itself, to be the personel in charge of selecting who gets investigated.
    • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is also important, though, that even the comments on threads such as this seem to be leading to some at least slightly useful places, such as the "we've got your back" proposal.
    • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    A politician participates in public debate that leads to a group decision being reached, while a voter is simply responding to that debate.[citation needed]

Public Choice Theory

.Public Choice Theory involves the use of modern economic tools to study problems that are traditionally in the province of political science.^ POLI 361 Modern Political Theory .
  • PHIL 265 Social/Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.fredonia.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Three theories of political science, Pluralism, Elite theory and Marxist theory.
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is a well-known problem, the problem of coordination, in political and social theory.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.(A more general term is 'political economy', an earlier name for 'economics' that evokes its practical and theoretical origins but should not be mistaken for the Marxian use of the same term.^ I meant to use the term “VIOLENT CRIME” earlier in my statement.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ I meant to use the term “VIOLENT CRIME” earlier in my statement.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

)
.In particular, it studies the behavior of voters, politicians, and government officials as (mostly) self-interested agents and their interactions in the social system either as such or under alternative constitutional rules.^ Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to government control.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If government charters corporations, all of the rights under the Constitution are extended to corporations.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If government grants churches and nonprofits tax-exempt status, all of the rights under the Constitution apply in the dealing of those institutions with people.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

These can be represented a number of ways, including standard constrained utility maximization, game theory, or decision theory. .Public choice analysis has roots in positive analysis ("what is") but is often used for normative purposes ("what ought to be"), to identify a problem or suggest how a system could be improved by changes in constitutional rules.^ Large businesses often try to control or use big government for their own gain, I think that’s one reason on which we both could agree for limiting the size of government.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.[1] A key formulation of public choice theory is in terms of rational choice, the agent-based proportioning of scarce means to given ends.^ In large part that's because they perceive government in public relations terms--tell people what to do and avoid and that's the end of it.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

An overlapping formulation with a different focus is positive political theory. Another related field is social choice theory.
There are also Austrian variants of public choice theory (suggested by Mises[2], Hayek, Kirzner, Lopez, and Boettke) in which it is assumed that bureaucrats and politicians are benevolent but have access to limited information.

Criticism of politicians

.Although members of governing bodies are often honored, many people today have a poor opinion of politicians as a class.^ How many people in the US have even had the thought, "Why does government exist?"
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They are sweet, kind, sensitive people who often think the government should solve major problems – they will continue thinking about the problems.” .
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ They are sweet, kind, sensitive people who often think the government should solve major problems – they will continue thinking about the problems.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
Politicians can also be criticized for becoming "career politicians." .A politician who makes politics the source of their income, yet has to face re-election every few years can be less likely to make bold decisions or side with an unpopular bill.^ What if this happened in a restaurant like what happened few years ago in Luby’s Cafereria in Texas….Will Gingrich blame it on liberal restaurant also.” .
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Girls who have a positive self-image, high expectations and aspirations for the future, and good relationships with their parents are much less likely to get pregnant than others.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ You ignore the idiots like Newt and VV who make them.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

Some feel that fear of "rocking the boat" leads to a stagnant political climate, in which it becomes hard to address injustices and create change. Various measures have been taken in attempt to mitigate this effect, such as the implementation of term limits and paying them less.
.Professor Paul Finn has argued that “the most fundamental fiduciary relationship in our society is manifestly that which exists between the community (the people) and the state, its agencies and officials."^ Few people will notice the specific differences between Dem candidates, unless we go out of our way to point them out...and we seem to do that...a lot.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, one reason why the administration got slammed after Katrina was the contrast between the callousness of the official response and the heartfelt outpouring of support from the American people.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are considering that most fundamental question of what human society is.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
.Many suggest the basic problem of stopping Human Rights violations and political negligence stems from the lack of understanding by media and politicians of the laws of fiduciary control.^ The right to establish one's own judiciary or police force is grounded in natural law, which consists of the rights and obligations inherent in human nature.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Two approaches have been used to control pollution Government mandates and market incentives Suggest how market incentives might be used to deal with a pollution problem in Las Vegas .
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Human Rights Violators .
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In equity, fiduciary control suggests obligations that not only include duties of good faith and loyalty, but also include duties of skill and competence in managing the people's interests.^ This post has been brought to you by a professor of philosophy in the interest of elevating public discourse by improving people’s reasoning skills and intellectual and moral integrity.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Furthermore it belongs to America only as long as it’s people continue to love justice and do good.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.After all, Government is a trust structure created by people to manage certain services within society with the politicians depended on by the people to do that task.^ Sadly, contemporary society is forcing young people to grow up faster and faster – all in the name of honesty.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ We need to put candidates in every race and get a professional support structure around them so that people know that they can get good governance, if they elect Democrats.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Democrats are for freedom and independence, a clean government for ALL the people, strength at home promoting respect abroad.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

Therefore the relationship between government and its politicians and the governed is clearly a fiduciary one.[citation needed]
.Rules such as Sovereign Immunity and Crown and Judicial Immunity are now being targeted as the very tools of oppression that are preventing victims from taking action against the people controlling the country who are causing the failure of care.^ These are countries which, by American standards, are very liberal (universal health care, gun control, planned economies, subsidized university, pro-choice, etc) even if they have elected a conservative government.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ But the people who began advocating for "Socialism" never defined it as "government" control of the economy -- because that would logically imply that when Capitalists control the Government, then, er, they would be Socialists.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Republicans who control the government of the United States of America, by their words and actions, represent none of these ideas.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

Originating from within the Courts of Equity, the fiduciary concept was partly designed to prevent those holding positions of power from abusing their authority.[citation needed]
.This way of thinking suggests anyone accepting any political or government control over the interests of people should be judged by the most exacting fiduciary standards given politicians are the most important fiduciaries in any society given they hold coercive power over the people.^ Should Governments Use power to Control Overpopulation .
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are sweet, kind, sensitive people who often think the government should solve major problems – they will continue thinking about the problems.” .
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Why is society crumbling, well go ask FOx TV why THEY put on the most degrading shows.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.The fiduciary relationship arises from the government and its politicians ability to control people with the exercise of that power.^ But the people who began advocating for "Socialism" never defined it as "government" control of the economy -- because that would logically imply that when Capitalists control the Government, then, er, they would be Socialists.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Should Governments Use power to Control Overpopulation .
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just how what we LOVE -- the land and its people -- as opposed to the Republican-controlled Government and Corporations, so big and far away from people's scale of reality.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.In effect the argument is, if politicians have the power to abolish or ignore any rights they should be burdened with the fiduciary duty to protect people's rights because the government (or others engaging politicians on their behalf) would benefit from the exercise of discretion to extinguish rights which it alone had the power to dispose of.^ The government should be helping people.
  • Daily Kos: Debating Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Power of Government vs Individual Rights .
  • Politics Research Papers - Direct Essays 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.directessays.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are sweet, kind, sensitive people who often think the government should solve major problems – they will continue thinking about the problems.” .
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[citation needed]

See also

Nation specific:

References

  1. ^ Tullock, 1987, pp. 1040–41
  2. ^ Bureaucracy, Mises

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A Politician
by Don Marquis
.LEADER no more, be judged of us!^ No More Deaths’ is an organization that leaves plastic water jugs in the desert along the US/Mexico border to help keep immigrants from dying of dehydration.
  • Politics : Dailycensored.com 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC dailycensored.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As far as the Biblical “judge not, lest ye be judged” goes, there must be more to it than liberals are wont to remind us, as you point out.

^ We talked politics for a bit; about ten people I’ve met since coming here have said “please don’t judge us by our leaders”.
  • as days pass by, by Stuart Langridge — Politics 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.kryogenix.org [Source type: General]


.Hailed Chief, and loved, of yore--
Youth, and the faith of youth, cry out:
Leader and Chief no more!
^ We have (no doubt rightly) focused our attention on matters more obviously apologetic such as natural theology, philosophical theology, and historical evidences for the faith.
  • Blog - Evangelical Philosophical Society 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.epsociety.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Blog - Evangelical Philosophical Society 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.epsociety.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For it is an article of faith with every satyagrahi that there is no one so fallen in this world but can be converted by love.
  • Howard Ryan, Nonviolence as a Political Philosophy FAQ 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.hartford-hwp.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.
  • EMERSON - ESSAYS - POLITICS 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC www.vcu.edu [Source type: Original source]



We dreamed a Prophet, flushed with faith,
Content to toil in pain
If that his sacrifice might be,
Somehow, his people's gain.
.
We saw a vision, and our blood
Beat red and hot and strong:
"Lead us (we cried) to war against
Some foul, embattled wrong!"
^ So-called crazy people were really evidence of some greater societal problem—a “cry for help” against oppressive institutions.
  • island94.org » liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC www.island94.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hamilton , Madison , and Jay favored a strong central government, and their contributions helped lead to our remarkably robust system of checks and balances.
  • Browse Amazon Books: Political Philosophy 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC bellsouthpwp.net [Source type: General]

^ President Woodrow Wilson, a leading progressive, spoke often of his "vision," introducing a term that has now become central to our understanding of presidential politics.
  • The Roots Of Liberalism - Forbes.com 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: News]



We dreamed a Warrior whose sword
Was edged for sham and shame;
We dreamed a Statesman far above
The vulgar lust for fame.
.
We were not cynics, and we dreamed
A Man who made no truce
With lies nor ancient privilege
Nor old, entrenched abuse.
^ More people will appreciate a mayor who breaks no promises and tells no lies.
  • How to Run for Mayor - wikiHow 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

^ That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against.

^ If the Christian make full use of his Christian privileges, he finds the seat of authority in the whole Bible, which he regards as no mere word of man but as the very Word of God.
  • Chapter 3: Christianity and Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]



We dreamed . . . we dreamed . . . Youth dreamed a dream!
.And even you forgot
Yourself, one moment, and dreamed, too--
Struck, while your mood was hot!
^ With our growing film industry, you might even get to see one of our many movie production companies in action.

^ Has your business--or one you know--adopted new practices that will sustain Mother Earth?

^ If you have never taken a moment to ask yourself what makes you happy and why, take a few minutes to read this site.
  • Political Philosophy Blog - Information, Comments, Reviews // BlogCatalog 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]


.
Struck three or four good blows .
^ In other words, more deficit spending is a good thing to do now, a but a bad thing three or four or five years from now when the economy is back to normal.
  • US Liberal Politics Blog and Liberal Christian News Source : Evans Politics 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC evans-politics.com [Source type: News]

. . and then
Turned back to easier things:
The cheap applause, the blatant mob,
The praise of underlings!

Praise . . . praise . . . was ever man so filled,
So avid still, of praise?
So hungry for the crowd's acclaim,
The sycophantic phrase?

O you whom Greatness beckoned to . . .
.O swollen Littleness
Who turned from Immortality
To fawn upon Success!
^ Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a successful lawyer who stumbles upon evidence of a high-stakes political murder conspiracy.
  • Politics - Zuguide Movie Trailers 11 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.zuguide.com [Source type: General]

^ I got a little teary-eyed when I read that Tom Grimaldi arrived at The Tennessean yesterday morning with presents for the little girl who got turned away by the Salvation Army.
  • Nashville News - Nashville Scene - Pith in the Wind - "Politics" Archives 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC blogs.nashvillescene.com [Source type: General]

^ While the baby took his nap (there were six babies in succession) and mother had a little rest after dinner, all the children who could walk were taken.
  • Local History Files: 51: Mayors 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.lkwdpl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


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O blind with love of self, who led
Youth's vision to defeat,
Bawling and brawling for rewards,
Loud, in the common street!
^ The residents who led Joe around their Queen Anne neighborhood love its special urban character.
  • Joe Mallahan for Mayor 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC joemallahan.ning.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lighten up… I am talking about self supporting women, women who, like you, also love children but choose to go it alone.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ In the middle of a loud, violent brawl in Tehran, Iran, anti-government protesters manage to corner a handful of riot police who were sent to combat them.
  • Politics: News & Videos about Politics - CNN.com 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • World Politics: News & Videos about World Politics - CNN.com 14 January 2010 4:04 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]


.
O you who were so quick to judge--
Leader, and loved, of yore--
Hear now the judgment of our youth:
Leader and Chief no more!
^ More ideas from Mansfield Who are you?
  • Is there a difference beteeen political philosophy and political science? | Harvey Mansfield | Big Think 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC bigthink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So if you ask me who is No.
  • Joe Posnanski » Blog Archive » Political Philosophy? Really? 2 February 2010 9:24 UTC joeposnanski.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We'd love to hear from you.
  • Think Progress » Gingrich Blames Virginia Tech Tragedy On Liberalism 28 January 2010 0:17 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]


Simple English

A politician is someone in politics who has, or who runs for, a governmental office.

Some common posts for politicians are:

  • Alderman
  • Assemblyman
  • Chancellor
  • City manager
  • Congressperson
  • Councillor
  • County executive
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant governor
  • Deputy mayor
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