Persuasive SpeechesI think most individuals are smart enough to know not to make important decisions based on emotions, yet we as a nation, seem to think it is ok to make legislation based on emotions. Some terrorist act or major accident, will often trigger idiotic legislation. What the election system does, is it funnels massive amounts of money into advertisements, which very often promote hatred and racism. What ever might get a person elected. Just as an example, to pick a politician, the first one that come to my mind while writing this, who was racist. George Wallace. From the Wikipedia:
In 1958 he was defeated by John Patterson in Alabama's Democratic gubernatorial primary election, which at this point in Alabama history still was the decisive election, the general election still almost always being a mere formality. This was a political crossroads for Wallace; Patterson had run with the support of the Ku Klux Klan, an organization Wallace had spoken out against, while Wallace had been endorsed by the NAACP. After the election Wallace vowed "I'll never be outniggered again." In the wake of his defeat, Wallace adopted a hard-line segregationist style, and used this stand to court the white vote in the next gubernatorial election. In 1962, he was elected governor on a pro-segregation, pro-states' rights platform in a landslide victory. In his inaugural speech he declared "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw a line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say: segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever."Notice this radical change in his actions. From being against the KKK and supported by the NAACP, to being extremely racist. We don't know how he felt, we only know that he acted extremely racist, 'cause he believed that was the way to get elected. The system turned him into what he was, and the system gave him the money to promote the hatred. This is very common in politicians, I'm sure you can do some research to find many other examples. In the English Language, they tell us to always capitalize proper nouns. This leads software companies to make spell checkers which always capitalize certain words, like for example the word English. This is actually bad grammar, as in many, maybe even most situations, the word English is not a proper noun. It's often an adjective, which is not a noun at all. For example, if someone has an english sounding accent. English sounding is an adjective describing accent. To capitalize the word English in that situation is crude grammar. It was believed by the fore fathers, that the judicial branch of government must not be allowed to make laws, yet they do. Whenever the Supreme Court makes a decision, it is recognized as law in all the courts. Shouldn't all Supreme Court decisions (and decisions from any court which conflicts with the law), shouldn't all those decisions be sent back to Congress for approval before they become law?