Do you think politicians can help in life ?  

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mkoren eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Politicians can help people in their lives. The way our system is set up, politicians are supposed to listen to the concerns of the people they represent. If they do this and listen to the will of the majority, politicians are able to do things that will help people with their lives. During the Great Depression, people expected the government to do things to help them deal with the Great Depression. As a result, politicians acted on President Roosevelt’s numerous requests to create jobs. The politicians passed many job creation programs. The Social Security Act, passed during the days of the New Deal, is another example of actions taken by politicians that have helped people tremendously. Today many people depend on Social Security.

Politicians have acted to correct abuses or deficiencies in our society. When the perception appeared that too few people were involved in government, politicians voted to create options to get people more involved in the political process. Politicians developed the initiative, referendum, and recall to help get more people involved in government. The 17th Amendment, which allowed for citizens to elect our United States Senators, and the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, are additional examples of this occurring. Politicians also passed laws to make work environments safer and healthier. Laws were passed to end child labor and to require children to attend school.

Without a doubt, politicians can help people in their lives.