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It’s about time we demand for some decency in our political climate, no?


(The views stated herein are solely those of the author’s and do not in any way represent or reflect POP!’s and or INQUIRER.net’s views)


For years now, we’ve all witnessed the swift decline and deterioration of our country’s politics, and no one can deny that. Well, except those blindly following their “idols” without double-checking their morals. But let’s leave them out of this conversation. 

Out of everything that our government is lacking, one thing remains clear: its lack of decency. And by lack of decency, I mean the glaring misbehaviors we can see from our current politicians—from the highest down to even the lowest positions in government.

Other than that, are the questionable personalities holding their office in government, when they don’t have the expertise nor the knowledge to hold them. You can also include accountability since there are a LOT of things that this government refuses to acknowledge, but anyway. 

Our current politicians can’t even be described as respectable ones if I may be honest. Can you call them as honorable and decent when all they’re known for is their habit of swearing in every official address, or for their sudden burst into tears when they’re being criticized, or for their outdated perspectives? 

Can you call them decent when they’re known to fire back every time people find fault in their actions and agency, or when they threaten the public instead of encouraging them with pure facts and less emotion? Obviously not, but sadly, that’s the kind of political climate we’re currently living in.

But we can change all that, especially with the national elections coming soon. 

Each of us has the power to put respectable, admirable, and worthy politicians into office.

Each of us can bring back the kind of political atmosphere where everyone can voice out their criticisms towards the government without fear.

Each of us can elect decent individuals to replace the humiliating people we have for the betterment of the country.

Don’t forget that we, the public, have the power to put our politicians in power. 

It’s about time we demand for a more modest and respectable political climate, and to get rid of everything (and everyone) driving our country into a deeper hell. 

(Well, this is just how I see our government and current politicians. If anything’s triggering, then the shoe fits, I guess?)


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