I must have scanned through hundreds of political quotes, tens of anecdotes and countless statistics, cutting and pasting my way towards something unbearably fascinating yet, after a diligent, two hour-long search for an inspired opening line to this essay, this is what I have decided to write. It is a statement of the frustration, confusion and apathy which confound my perception of large-scale government. These are the sentiments which speckle the anecdotes to too many American’s political lives and are too powerful and well founded to remain long ignored and unresolved.
It has been my personal experience, up until a few years ago, to only concern myself with the politics behind which items on the Mcee Dee’s menu I could get super-sized and which products I could buy cheap at Walmart because these were the things which were most relevant to my life then—eating well and surviving High School
It is my experience, and observation, that we are most drawn, by a sort of morbid abjection, to examine that which is most precise to our nature; that we may improve our nature; that we each, in our respective niches, draw insight from our own obscurity and fashion, piece by piece, a perspective.
. College has changed my perspective and given me functional, emotional and intellectual distance from the trivialities of High School life and has born in me an appreciation
of the overarching politics and political undertones involved in the more complex issues of human rights, international relations and our global environment, more specifically, the issues of gay marriage, foreign policy and environmental protection.
In our current government; a government in which church and state have been interwoven, it is not unlikely or even improbable that our lives be altered by the faith of the overpowering elite. Because faith encompasses such a broad range of moral expectancies, by embracing the ideals of any one faith as law, we not only alter and...