HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Politics is, by nature, a... » Reply #6

Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:38 AM

6. Wasn't always that way

 

Folks used to "stand" for office. It was an honor and it meant you had the assent of your community. Many modest men would possibly decline such an honor. It was something of a sacrifice too, given the primitive nature of transport and communication in the United States in its early years.

Keep in mind too, we were an agrarian civilization as late as the end of WWI, some argue.

What we have now has nothing to do with decency, community, or character when looked at overall.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Please login to view edit histories.