Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I am Sick of Poll Numbers and this Majority Rules B.S.

I have never been a fan of poll numbers and do not believe that politicians should base there desicions on poll numbers. Any politician that does base desicions on poll numbers is nothing more than a coward, in my opinion. Why do I say this? Because by following poll numbers you give up on your convictions and ideas. You may not always be doing what you feel is the best thing to do. Making desicions following poll numbers also gives you an escape route when things go wrong. "Well I was just doing what the majority wanted."

Where did this majority rules idea come from anyway. Just because the majority wants something does not mean it is the best idea. Sometimes the majority is wrong and sometimes it takes good leadership to stand up to the majority and do what is right.

Let me take what happened to me at PT (physical training) this morning here at Fort Meade, M.D. It was probably around 55- 60 degrees outside this morning and we were going to go on a run. We had the winter PT uniform on. The PT instuctor, instead of making a leadership desicion asked us if we wanted to take the winter uniform off and run in shorts. Well the majority voted and we ran in the winter uniform. About half way through the run the same people who voted to leave the winter uniform on was now crying that we should have taken them off. But the majority rules....

This country would not be here today if we had followed this majority rules. Not one time before, during, or after the American revolution was the majority of the colonist for fighting the war against England. Many did not mind being ruled by the King, but aren't we glad they fought it. I know I am.

This is not a democracy, it is a republic. We have elected leadership who is suppose to follow the rule of law set by the constitution. Although we seem to be getting further and further away from this concept and closer to a democracy as time goes on.

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