View Poll Results: Do you trust politicians?

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  • I don't trust any politicians!

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  • I trust some, but not all

    14 45.16%
  • I trust all politicians!

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  • What's a politician? Something to eat?

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    Question Politicians

    Do you trust politicians? Or do you not?
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    Re: Politicians

    I don't trust politicians. It is too easy for anyone - even myself - to be corrupted by power and greed and fame. This is why I will never be a politician. However, I trust the desire of all politicians to be loved and re-elected and remembered well, that I will support them (them as in individual him and him and her, not collectively) to make good on at least some of their campaign promises.

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    Re: Politicians

    If you don't trust any politicians, why would you vote any of them into office in the first place?

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    Re: Politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    If you don't trust any politicians, why would you vote any of them into office in the first place?
    Because you don't have to trust someone to believe that they will stand for most of the same things you do... essentially doing your bidding in political office.

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    Re: Politicians

    I trust some politicians but distrust most.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Politicians

    It depends on what I'm being asked to trust them with/to do/whatever.

    I wouldn't trust a politician with absolute power, and I don't trust politicians with their current power.

    Less, perhaps.
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    Re: Politicians

    I distrust every politician with a law degree.

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    Re: Politicians

    I trust most politicians to one degree or another.
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    Re: Politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Do you trust politicians? Or do you not?
    Myself, I trust nobody. Too many people out their with personal agendas that could effect me and mine. Not that they'd delibertly lie, they may even believe what they're saying, but the outcome and negative effect is the same.

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    Re: Politicians

    I don't trust any politicians, to a varying degree of distrust. Some at least try at the beginning. Some never do. The problem is, our political system is set up to corrupt anyone entering it, it isn't possible to stand up for your ideals and never waver in office, you need to be constantly wrangling for this ideal here or that fundamental there, it isn't long before you no longer represent the people who voted you in, you just want to keep getting re-elected.
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