Jul. 17, 2019

Politician vs Statesman

I call myself the Real People’s Candidate implying that I’m a politician, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I am a statesman not a politician. There is a large difference between the two.

By definition, a politician has a platform that (s)he stands on. IE: abortion rights, homelessness, military… Usually it has to do with current events and almost always, a politician switches from one platform to another depending on what is the recent hot topic of politics.

Their (politician’s) campaign promises are rarely ever met. In essence, a politician has their own agenda, they frequently cater to their own ego, and are very power hungry.

The perfect example would be Joe Biden: He’s been in politics for almost 50 years and the majority of that time, he’s been for border patrol and the building of a wall along our southern borders. At one point, while acting vice president, he advocated the deportation of illegals.

Now, because of his obvious disdain for President Trump, he’s switched platforms. It suits his agenda to be disagreeable with the president. The same may be said about Kamala Harris. She has beaten the horse of slavery to death claiming her ancestors were slaves.

It turns out, her ancestors, not only were not slaves, in fact, they owned scores of slaves themselves. Indeed, she’s not even African-American. Ms. Harris is bi-racially from descendants of India (maternal) and Jamaican (paternal). However; it suits her political needs to be what she believes the people want and look for.

A statesman basically has one goal: the welfare of people or constituents (s)he represents. They don’t desire more power, they desire morality to provide better living conditions and they don’t make campaign promises. They want what’s best for America. An excellent example would be Senator Ted Cruz who campaigns for term limits for Congressional members.

He knows that by setting term limits, it might be putting him out of a job just as I understand. However, it’s better for America; for our country, to stop the insanity in Congress and to move away from career-oriented politicians who are there for their own personal gain.

There is little similarity between politician and statesman. Johnny Kilfner said it best, though. He’s quoted as saying, “Both (politician and statesman) must have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people throughout their careers. Persuasion is key to both the politician and statesman, so each must have effective communication skills to explain complex legislative processes to people who know little of politics.”

I believe this explains why politicians often gain believers or followers to their crusades… they must have charisma and the ability to communicate effectively to what the people want to hear. A statesman will likely tell you what needs to be said, and not what you want to hear.

“The bitterest truth is always better than the sweetest lie.”

This is why I do not tell people I am in politics or that I want to be a politician. I want to be a statesman who will represent the American people. I look forward to seeing you at the polls, and hopefully as I stand in Congress representing my Nevada district (4)) as the Real People’s Candidate.

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