Monday, February 04, 2008

JOurnal 8 sem 2

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

128 Comments:

Blogger Erique said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i think that people are a little blind from years of corrupted politics. they are so used to the government lying to them that they do not recognise the truth when they see it

8:18 AM  
Blogger Cherylen said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I agree with this statement because that's how politics has become. It started out a vote to have someone take control over the country but it turned out to be a popularity contest with rivalry and back-stabbing just to win an election. I think the people that run to be president at times forget what they're running for when they constantly talk about their opponent because it's supposed to be like HELLO your trying to be president not bash out your opponent because it makes an even worse problem between the two candidates. The presidential service is supposed to be a professional service and it's very important because its the job of taking control over America. The job of taking over America is super delicate because one mistake could be hazardous to the country and that's why we need a good president. One who will not try to run for president and tell us all these good things then not do what they promise to do. Politics in my mind will never be over because everyone needs a leader especially for America because it's a big country that can't just run on its own.

8:22 AM  
Blogger derrick said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

if this journal means thast win ther try to debate they dont care about other people they are just trying to get their voetes the canidates just say what the people are trying to hear so they could vote for that person. Sometimes the canidates might bribe the voters so they could vote for them and after ythe election is over they might not do what they said well this is what I think this journal means

8:24 AM  
Blogger THE GREAT DAVID~~>FOSHOOoo.. said...

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8:24 AM  
Blogger BISHOP said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.
i think this qoute iz talking about politics or something. but i really dnt know wat it meanz

8:26 AM  
Blogger ALEC said...

i think that this means that politics r so busy attacking each other that they forget about the ppl that they mite lead in the future. politics focus on attacking their opponents while they 4get 2 adress theeir plans 4 the future. i think this is y many ppl dont get elected they mite have great ideas but they were 2 concerned on attacking his or her opponent. this i believe will lead the ppl 2 think that all of the government is corrupt n that no1 is suitable 2 run the country. there r some good canidates but 4 some reason ppl just look @ their race or gender, this wont help us @ all, that person mite be thinking of bad ways 2 messs up the country.

8:26 AM  
Blogger [Jesus] {A} said...

I think that it means that politics are to help people, but the false meanings of politics are to be selfish and liars. Politics are actually good and they are to help others but the cantidates are constantly being liars and selfish, they are changing the meaning of politics.

8:27 AM  
Blogger J.C. said...

i think that this means that in politics people are attacking each other. that they dont even realize that if they win they will have someone to lead. and they just spend their time arguing they arent going to know what to do. and for all the fighting and arguing just brings up lies and false comments about others. and it wont even be a good race it is going to be something bad. and that is how politics are and that is how they are going to be.

8:27 AM  
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8:29 AM  
Blogger EDDiiE R0XxX said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.



welll like its trying to say that we are so used of haveing currupt people in the goverment that we dont complain any more

8:30 AM  
Blogger agustin said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I agree with this statement because we are constantly changing our views on what is right. These politics are constantly changing their opinions on what is right and we happen to agree with them, even though they are "wrong" but we believe them, thus making us all wrong.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Marvin said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts


I think what the author is trying to say about politics being a procces and not a product is that there is no end to it. There is never a final solution. There is always something to work on. I think the author says that so many people haven't been comitted to keep their word that it is hard to find the truth in someone because everyone becomes selfish when they have power. Then they start to be concerned about themselves and forget about the things they wer comitted to do.

8:37 AM  
Blogger princess07 said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts
posted by Jamar Hamilton Rocks!!!!!! at 8:02 AM on Feb 4, 2008




i feel that this quote shows examples of what politics is looked upom today as a whole. they used to be looked at as a way to smooth out the government and decrease the chaos that can be prevented. but it seem as politics are causing more commotion than getting rid of it. politics are a complicated notion filled w/ drama like a adult highschool . so i'd rather stay away from politics if i dont wana be confused.

8:37 AM  
Blogger camacho said...

i agree with this quote because now the goverment hasnt changed or gotten better but gotten worse. like the candidates that are running for president they are just lieing there way to win. what they dont realise is if they win they are going to have to lead a country and the way they are going, i guess they arnt going to do that because they are concerned about everythings else but leading the country. so they become stingy and selfish to try and get everything bad out about other people and hide there own dirt. so now the goverment isnt going to get better but worse.

8:38 AM  
Blogger emily [[a7x rules]] =] said...

i think it means that elections are bad becuase there so focus on what they want people to know that they dont focus on what they really want to do.cuz there so caught up in everything and yea i cant really explain it but yea...



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8:39 AM  
Blogger billy like watermonkeys said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

THIS MEANS THAT THE GOVERNMENTS PURPOSE IS LOST BECAUSE OF THE SELFISHNESS THAT OCCURS BETWEEN CANDIDATES. I THINK THATS ITS A VERY TRUE STATEMENT BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE IT IN EVERYDAY LIFE ,WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL THINGS EVERYONE IS ALWAYS FIGHTING AND STARTING PROBLEMS DEFENDING THEIR POINTS JUST TO PROVE THE OTHER WRONG AND I THINK THAT ISN'T RIGHT AND SHOULD BE TO WIN FAIR NOT TO MISJUDGE THE OTHER AND MAKE THE OTHER LOOK BAD. I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE HAVE LOST THE PURPOSE FOR WHAT THE GOVERNMENT REALLY IS AND ITS KINDA FUNNY THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE MESSING UP THE NAME OF THE GOVERNMENT IS THEMSELVES.I THINK THE ONLY ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ACTIONS ARE THEMSELVES BECAUSE THE GIVE THEMSELVES THESE PROBLEMS FOR THE WAY THEY ACT THE LIES THEY TEL THE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN WHICH WE DON'T GET INFORMED.

8:39 AM  
Blogger liLmZ.w33zyF.bAbY said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.




well thats the truth but u have to look at it from other people prospective and i dont know how to really explain but i no what it means and it basically just show examples of how politics work

8:48 AM  
Blogger BRING NIKI THE HORIZON ! said...

i guess its saying that we need a good president... the governments purpose is lost... and people have lost the idea of what the government really is... uhh,

they... dont see the truth

i guess


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8:49 AM  
Blogger yaritza said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.




I think that the statement is true because politics do want to win everything they talk bad about other person just to win the election.They dont care about what people think they just want to win .They will say alot of lies but people will still belive them.So they will lie just to get peoples votes.Politics are like that i dont think they are going to change.I think politics are sometimes selfish because they dont care about other people they just care about themselves because they want to win.Politics will promise us things but they will never make them happen.We need a president that does care what other people think and make their promises happen.

8:51 AM  
Blogger EdlynBetancourt said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is the art of goverment. like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere sevice.

i agree with this statement because this how now is the politics.now two of the candidates are fighting just to get into the presidents. so those that are going to vote you should think cause that candidate is going to take over america. think that the politics are to help the people. but to to just be fighting for a thing.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Heart in a cage. said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

Dont understand!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger samyra_carroll said...

I agree witn this statement because America are always changing there views. The whole election is a popularity contest so everyone should just vote and call it a day. I think both candidates are very good so it doesn't matter which one wins to me.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Lil_Mz_Weezy_Da_Young_Carter said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

10:05 AM  
Blogger CuTi3 4 3v3r said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

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10:07 AM  
Blogger miguel said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


I think it means that we are use to the politicians lying that we don't believe antthing they say, even if they are telling the truth. but i'm not that sure.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Ramiro said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I tyh9ink it means that people think that governing is so easy but it is not.that is what alot of people thought. It tthat it is very difficult to govern that it takes alot to govern. It is like everything else there are ups and downs.all people have to is be patient.

10:08 AM  
Blogger SuPeR sTaR said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I agree with this statement because that's how politics has become. It started out a vote to have someone take control over the country but it turned out to be a popularity contest with rivalry and back-stabbing just to win an election.I think that people are a little blind from years of corrupted politics.I also argue with this statment because we are constantly changing our views on what is right.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Lil_Mz_Weezy_Da_Young_Carter said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.



i dont get this blog so i dont know what to say

10:13 AM  
Blogger .jUAN... said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I think people this year are going to vote more. This year the candidates are trying to elimanate the opponents instead of saying their speech or stuff.i dont really understand this quote...

10:13 AM  
Blogger =[ said...

I think politics are wack!!
It use to bel ike you have to vote for a person to rule the country for what he says and what he is going to do, but now they vote for the famous people like hilary clinton, arnold, its alike apopularity contest... They should pay attention to what they say because they could be popular and all but they could ruin our country... You never know so you better know... ooooo wat i juss made a quote... Gangsta...

10:19 AM  
Blogger =[ said...

I think politics are wack!!
It use to bel ike you have to vote for a person to rule the country for what he says and what he is going to do, but now they vote for the famous people like hilary clinton, arnold, its alike apopularity contest... They should pay attention to what they say because they could be popular and all but they could ruin our country... You never know so you better know... ooooo wat i juss made a quote... Gangsta...

10:19 AM  
Blogger A*ROXX said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i agree with the quote..people have made a mind set to vote for a certain person and it almost had become a huge race to see who comes up on to. but overall politics are like advertisement they are telling you what you wanna hear but then screw you over at the end of the day..in my opinion the president position is huge and who ever takes over it had to be ready to hit some bumps along the road and mainly brcause someines always trying to take your spot .! peace aroXxX

10:21 AM  
Blogger Napoleon dynamite said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.
i think that this means that the canidates this year are just trying to win instead of dealing with the issues. and also it has turen into a popularity contest.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Prince Drako Phantom said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

The goverment has change over the years. It was more of a trust goverment but now you cant really say what is the truth and a lie. People are use the presidental races to make there self cool try be the coolest nikka what but this dosent real matter who cool or who s not. This job is taking over america and this is a serious job and there running to be cool and thats not a valet reason to be the president and if your were real you shouldnt be worryed about being the coolest you should be worried about being the president and running this coountry.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I agree with with this quote. I think that a candidate would tell the voters what they want to hear. Just to get their vote, but later when it's time to work. They end up not doing what they had promised in the beginning. They just want to become popular from politics. After seeing so many candidates lie about what they are going to do just to get poeple's votes. Voters now don't know if they are lieing or telling the truth about what they are going to do. Candidates don't usually say what they are going to really do.
But they either lie about something. Or say why he is the person you need to run the country and not the opponent. They spend more time putting the other person running down then actually telling us what we need to hear. This is why I think this quote is true.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Jennefurr.12. R.I.P My Fabyy said...

I think that the race didnt turn into a political party but a popularity contest. They choose whos better or something.
Probally they just want to be in politicians because the want to be even more famous or get more money. Some probally dont even know what they are gonna do and stuff...they just saying stuff..idk
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10:27 AM  
Blogger jasmine said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I really dont know wat this quote is exactly saying but i kinda agree with it because we are trying to run a country not make each other look bad. it started out who could run your country the best and now it is a popularity contest. from want the canidates are showing that they are not ready to run a country if you are making lies just to win. it is just like a high school students running for school or class president.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Telicia said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I agree with the quote because like I've been saying for all the other ones, their just bashing each other. Compared to how politics used to be, today's politics are ludacris. It's like the lives of celebrities with that have beefd with eachother. They have totally forgot the reason of what they're doing. Like who really wants their president to act like a 17 year old.

10:33 AM  
Blogger BiiANCA said...

I THINK DAT THIS QUOTE IS TRUE BECUZ THE PEOPLE DAT R RUNNING 4 PRESIDENT THEY START SAYING DAT THEY WILL DO DIZ AND STUFF AND IF U VOTE 4 THEM THAT THEY VOTED FOR THE RITE PERSON... BUT I THINK THEY JUST SAY DAT BECUZ THEY R JUST BRIBING PPL INTO VOTING FOR THEM

10:34 AM  
Blogger Lesly Lara said...

I agree with this quote because this is how the politics become. We have to go throw this big process of fighting arguing and cheating between each candidate every four years. So we have to make a good election, some candidates Talk about what they going to change but at the end, when they win. They don't do S***

10:35 AM  
Blogger ***Jazz*** said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


i dnt understand

10:36 AM  
Blogger ME mE said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

11:14 AM  
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12:15 PM  
Blogger kerry aka mannie said...

basically what this person is saying is that just like the tabloids the media and people continue to focus on the bad of politics and not the good.

12:17 PM  
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12:17 PM  
Blogger miles clarke said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

if this journal means thast win ther try to debate they dont care about other people they are just trying to get their voetes the canidates just say what the people are trying to hear so they could vote for that person. Sometimes the canidates might bribe the voters so they could vote for them and after ythe election is over they might not do what they said well this is what I think this journal means

12:18 PM  
Blogger =]Janette[= said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I think that it means that politics are to help people, but the false meanings of politics are to be selfish and liars. Politics are actually good and they are to help others but the cantidates are constantly being liars and selfish, they are changing the meaning of politics.

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12:19 PM  
Blogger spidermanfan said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts



I think that politics are very important not to sew up.Although
the government is always lying to us its hard to see when they're telling the truth.

12:19 PM  
Blogger juan-esquivel said...

That people could notice the truth by not seeing the truth. I think this is what this means. I think that just because it may seem like something isnt but it really is in a different picture of what is going on. I think this is ehat it means. Like the politics say things that not make sense but it really makes a lot of sense in a different perspective. So there are like messages given out but sometimes we dont notice it. Thats my understanding of this quote.

12:20 PM  
Blogger mayra said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


I think that these quote means that all people is kind of blind cause they trust all what the politics say. people need to recognize and they need to start putting more attention to what the politicians
say to them cause some of those thinks are not realistic and they cannot accomplish those goals. so people need to start analyzing the things that the politicians say.

12:20 PM  
Blogger EL CONEJO said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service

I think what the author is trying to say about politics being a procces and not a product is that there is no end to it. There is never a final solution. There is always something to work on. I think the author says that so many people haven't been comitted to keep their word that it is hard to find the truth in someone because everyone becomes selfish when they have power. Then they start to be concerned about themselves and forget about the things they wer comitted to do.politics is our way of life and our government. its not something that can be solved it just continues.

12:20 PM  
Blogger  said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts


I THINK THAT PEOPLE CANT SEE THE TRUTH WHEN IT IS BEING SAID. WE THE PEOPLE ARE USED TO BEING LIED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE PEOPLE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO SUCCEED IN. THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE THEIR OPPONENT LOOK BAD INSTEAD OF TRYING TO MAKE THEIR POINT AS TO WHY THEY SHOULD WIN THE ELECTION NOT WHY THEIR OPPONENT SHOULDN'T.

12:21 PM  
Blogger i EFF'N L0VE yUh b00! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

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12:22 PM  
Blogger oSCARFACE said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts
posted by Jamar Hamilton Rocks!!!!!! at 8:02 AM on Feb 4, 2008

It is one thing but it is not the other. Like it is not fish but its Girl fish. Anytime we do somthing people take advatage. They take away the court values of the purpose. It is not what it use to be. That is what I Think

12:22 PM  
Blogger jdub3000 said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i think that this means that politics r so busy attacking each other that they forget about the ppl that they mite lead in the future.I think the author says that so many people haven't been comitted to keep their word that it is hard to find the truth in someone because everyone becomes selfish when they have power.Politics will promise us things but they will never make them happen.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Jasmine [GB] said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I think that this quote is true because politicains just tell you want you want to hear. They mught promise you many things but out of all those things they only do one or two of them. Whoever takes the position of president has to have the responsibilities to take charge.

12:23 PM  
Blogger BaRk BaRk YoU MoThaFlUbbA!!! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

well i agree with this statement because constantly chnaginig our views on what is right these politics are constantly changing their opinions on what is right and we happen to agree with them, even though they are "wrong" but we believe them, thus making us all wrong.

12:25 PM  
Blogger NaNa said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I dont get this either so I don't know what the big deal would be if I didn't write today. Bye Bye

12:25 PM  
Blogger ♥☆ ...aracely ...☆♥ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I agree because there is people who like always counterfit (i think i spelled that wrong) but anyways i guess that its never really going to be the same and that because the people are always tryingh to bring eachother down. i guess thats it

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jstoney said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I really dont uderstand this statement but i think its trying to say that politics are good but the people who run the politics are fake and selfish

12:27 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

-I think that this statement is true because everytime there is always someone who wants to take ur place, like the best score list, there will be someone who wants a better score just like politics, they want to beat the other team and the most popular politics are Obama, and Clinton. I think Obama will win because he is in second place and he can catch up to Clinton. BUT IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER WHO WINS THEY WILL BE THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR FEMALE PRESIDENT!!!:]

12:31 PM  
Blogger ¥♪ŝ↑€џзή♫™ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

the true value of politics has been lost in a maze of lies, false adds, and selfishness. our canidates for the people is now a just a compitishen to see who the people like the best. this takes the back seat to who is actually the best for our nation that will make the write descions. the future scares me because government is at a lost and if it worsens even now then i wonder if the united states will still be like how the nation invisions how we should be.

12:31 PM  
Blogger YaritzA said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I think that i dont really get it.
You used too many big words to explain it, because you're too smart for me.

ooooooooooh
now that steven explain it sorta makes more sense.

i think that this is saying that the politics usually only try to make eachother look better than the other. i also think that this meant that they usually cant make up their mind on what they want the country to think. Because basically they are the people that inform the PEOPLE what is going on with the country. So many people beleieve or go with their information.[i think]

12:32 PM  
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12:34 PM  
Blogger aktiv305 said...

I think what the author is trying to say about politics being a procces and not a product is that there is no end to it. There is never a final solution. There is always something to work on. I think the author says that so many people haven't been comitted to keep their word that it is hard to find the truth in someone because everyone becomes selfish when they have power. Then they start to be concerned about themselves and forget about the things they were comitted to do.

12:36 PM  
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12:36 PM  
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Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

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12:39 PM  
Blogger INDIA said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


i agree that politics isnt the same anymore.Like everyone taking advangte and its kill everything good or even like worth it because you end up getting cheated out of what is really wanted or desereved like bush.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

I aGREE WITH THIS BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE AE KIND OF USED BEING LIED TO SO THEY HAVE KIND OF LOST HOPE IN PLOTICS AND DONT EVEN BELIEVE IT WHEN A REAL POLOTICIAN COMES AROUND.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey Haro said...

I agree with this quote, Politics has taken a major turn. It used to be truth, and the presidents would talk about better things. Now its like candidates are done with that and are attacking each other. Like the incident with H.clinton is a raicest. That was a serious misunderstanding and the media made it into a big deal.

12:44 PM  
Blogger .:*~*~FLIRT+TEAZE=nOt So InNoCeNt~*~*:. said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.
This quote is true because the politics are selfish.and somebody is always tryna counterfit something all the tyme and I don't really know what else to say because this quote doesn't provide that much facts or whatever for me to comer up with a better answer so....yea that's it

1:01 PM  
Blogger ☆ → ©ĤĚĚŜĚ îŤ!!™ ← ☆ ..lol said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

--i really dont know wat this quote means--




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1:01 PM  
Blogger Mario Castellanos said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

This quote is true because politics has become corrupt. Instead or running for yourself and telling how you can help improve the country some people run and just bring the other candidates down in order to make themselves look better. Also, people in power take bribes and do stuff that favors the person who bribed the official.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Deziie said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.
I agree with this quote because this is what we think of politics. Mostly everything it's not. And politics is NOT a product but a progress i agree with that also. Politics has also very well become selfish. They don't really bother to look at the different issues that need to be tooken care of. Well they do when they're running, but once they win the race it's over and done.

8:08 AM  
Blogger belen said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i agree with this quote b/c politics have become politics are now like that. people are used to getting lied to. instead of the candidates trying to get the votes to run the country they're acting like it was a popularity contest. they keep stabbing each other in the back and arguing back and forth. they're debating as if they were gonna become president for a highschool but its for the u.s and that is a huge job.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Monica is awsomer than Freddie!!! !!!!! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

Well, what i understand from this is that over time, "government", has become another word for "currpt, evil bussiness", but everyone has forgotten what it's porpous is , to govern, and protect people, bassically, they're the good guys.

8:13 AM  
Blogger [[PiiNk cRaYoLa™]] said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i really dont understand wat it means but here i go.i think this means that people are so used the government lying to them that they re alll confused and cant even tell a lie apart from the truth.because they are so used to being told lies...

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8:13 AM  
Blogger kari said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere servics.

i think that this is true politics just say what people want to hear knowing that they are not really going to take action on what they are saying but just saying it so they can have there vote. politics never say the true on what they are going to really do they are always trying to say something that would sound like the right thing.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Hector_dr said...

I belive in this quote because everything that is said is true. Politcs are a process to perfection and it takes hard work and determination from the politicians. i really dont get what it is reallly saying.

8:17 AM  
Blogger .:R3D CRAY0LA:. said...

POLITICS IS NOT AN END ,BUT A MEANS.IT IS NOT A PRODUCT, BUT A PROCESS IT IS THE ART OF GOVERNMENT. LIKE OTHER VALUES IT HAS ITS COUNTERFEITS.SO MUCH EMPHASIS HAS BEEN PLACED UPON THE FALSE THAT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OF THE TRUE HAS BEEN OBSCURED AND POLITICS HAS COME TO CONVEYTHE MEANINGOF CRAFTY AND AND CUNNING SELFISHNESS,INSTEAD OF CANDID AND SINCERE SERVICE.

CALVIN COOLIDGE,HAVE FAITH IN MASSACHUSETTS!

WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I THINK THAT THEY ARE KIND OF BLIND IN A WAY!!BECAUSE THEY JUST LIE AND LIE THAT THEY CANT STAND THE TRUTH!!

8:17 AM  
Blogger i am lost said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service


I AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USE TO BEING CHEATED OUT OF AND LIE TO AND POLOTICS OR SOBUSY THAT THEY FORGET ABOUT PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAD US TOWARDS A POSITIVE FUTURE

8:20 AM  
Blogger i am lost said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service


I AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USE TO BEING CHEATED OUT OF AND LIE TO AND POLOTICS OR SOBUSY THAT THEY FORGET ABOUT PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAD US TOWARDS A POSITIVE FUTURE

8:20 AM  
Blogger i am lost said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service


I AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USE TO BEING CHEATED OUT OF AND LIE TO AND POLOTICS OR SOBUSY THAT THEY FORGET ABOUT PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAD US TOWARDS A POSITIVE FUTURE

8:20 AM  
Blogger i am lost said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service


I AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USE TO BEING CHEATED OUT OF AND LIE TO AND POLOTICS OR SOBUSY THAT THEY FORGET ABOUT PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAD US TOWARDS A POSITIVE FUTURE

8:20 AM  
Blogger i aM THe YELLOW CRaYoLa!!!!! i BRiGHTeN UP YoUR WoRLD!!! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


Well i have one thing to say for this and it is "HUH"! Well i think it means that the people that run always say the same thing. they say all nice things and they make us feel special and they tell us great things will happen but what we don't realize is that they all say the same thing and in the end nothing happens. so like my companion Lizzie Gomez says that we can't tell a lie from the truth!

8:22 AM  
Blogger ::..Rochelle..:: said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

I agree with this statement because we are constantly changing our views on the right thing to do. instead of digging up dirt to make yo opponent look bad you hsvae to run a fair clean race. And its not like we dont need a presiden this is kinda of a big country and we need a leader. But one who will represent us well. Not one who won by being mischievious. So by all that i said I just think that campaigns should be ran fairly and without all the whoopla!

8:23 AM  
Blogger DirtyRed said...

I SOME WHWT AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT BECAUSE THATS HOW POLICTICS ARE NOW. THE POLITICS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING THEIR OPINIONS ON WHAT IS RIGHT AND THE PEOPLE ALWAYS THINKS THEY ARE RIGHT.

8:25 AM  
Blogger IM AWSUMESTERER THAN FREDDY! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE ARE SOMETIMES IGNORANT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT WE SOMETIMES DONT SEE WHAT THE OTHERS DO. THEY CANNOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG AND ARE SOMES CONFUSED

8:26 AM  
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8:28 AM  
Blogger ~JOJO~ I AM ~JoJo~ said...

people misunderstand politics for a counterfeit value and does not have any value. but it is the other way around

8:28 AM  
Blogger dijonnaterry2011 said...

Mr. Coolidge is pretty much right.Politics are mean and it is a very long process.Politics do be conterfeiting things in order to win. And you do have to be very crafty, cause if not, on of your fellow canidates might try to attack you. No one is sincere to each other in politics any more. It is just like football, there're both very competitive and tactic sports. Everyone is planing to defeat each other by rumors or past experiences unvealed.

8:31 AM  
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8:33 AM  
Blogger ~*Babydoll*~ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts



im not sure if this is right but i think what this quote is saying is that politics is changing it used be a clean but now people are fighting dirty and not focussing on the issues at hand. i'm not sure but i tried.

8:34 AM  
Blogger ~*Babydoll*~ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts



im not sure if this is right but i think what this quote is saying is that politics is changing it used be a clean but now people are fighting dirty and not focussing on the issues at hand. i'm not sure but i tried.

8:34 AM  
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8:35 AM  
Blogger Armando Vital said...

i think this means that who ever our next president will be a realy big change towards our country and what we have in store for the rest of the 4years.

8:38 AM  
Blogger EdGARdo said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts


I think this means that ppl have been blinded by the many many years of corrupt politics that they dont know when to beleive a person whether what the person says is really the truth or a lie............this dude name is kool......COOOOOOOOLLLidge...=]

8:38 AM  
Blogger Silverio Cruz said...

i agree with this quote because its true what they say politics is not an end, but a means. it is not a product, but a process
which i think its saying running for politics isnt a game and its much more than just running its the work you have to put in to make our world a better living. i think that people run for presidents to look cool or to be popular but its much more than that they need to make changes around the world. theres so much people in danger but so little help. theyre selfish and only thinks for themselves.

8:45 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

politics are beeing blinded by what the real matter of this country. They are only worrying about winning the election even if it means lying to the country. They lie and lie until the truth becomes faded, what really matters is not of thought anymore and thats what leads to bad presidents.

8:47 AM  
Blogger pooh bear said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

i agree because an republicain MITT ROMNEY tried to confront her because she never was control of anything but he was i thought that was so unessary but i notice some people take the election real serious that they forget why they're running and start thinking of themselve.....then once they get elected they have no clue what to do......what have society come to these days

8:48 AM  
Blogger EVELIN LOVES YOU!..GREEN CRAYOLA!! said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


i think it trying to say that politics are the people that r suppose to help u...i guess there is no end to this thingy.....

8:49 AM  
Blogger [[jose]] said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service

I think that it means that politics are to help people, but the false meanings of politics are to be selfish.... It started out a vote to have someone take control over the country ....politics focus on attacking their opponents while they forget to adress theeir plans for the future. they just lie and they just want to win the election .....

8:51 AM  
Blogger liliana said...

I think what this quote is tyring to say that people are to busy trying to make others look bad that they forget they will oneday come to lead. The candidates are selfish, and they are supposed to be sincere and honest.

8:56 AM  
Blogger ~~> Chiquitita <~~ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I don't get the quote sorry it's too difficult to answer it......

10:01 AM  
Blogger ☆♥alex1sblackman2011☆♥ said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I agree with this statement because that's how politics has become. It started out a vote to have someone take control over the country but it turned out to be a popularity contest with rivalry and back-stabbing just to win an election. I think the people that run to be president at times forget what they're running for when they constantly talk about their opponent because it's supposed to be like HELLO your trying to be president not bash out your opponent because it makes an even worse problem between the two candidates. The presidential service is supposed to be a professional service and it's very important because its the job of taking control over America. The job of taking over America is super delicate because one mistake could be hazardous to the country and that's why we need a good president. One who will not try to run for president and tell us all these good things then not do what they promise to do. Politics in my mind will never be over because everyone needs a leader especially for America because it's a big country that can't just run on its own.

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10:03 AM  
Blogger davis said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

What I think the quote is trying to say is that we have gotten used to the government lying to us. Now the government doesn't have to lie or hide what they are doing because we have stopped trying to stop them.

10:04 AM  
Blogger jesus g. said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I think that this quote is true because politics used to be about voting for someone to run the country. But now it has become more of a fight than voting. People are not voting for someone that has the qualities to run a country. They are now voting for people that are more popular. And now the candidates are not running fairly. They are now fighting dirty and and using tricks and schemes in order to win. So i agree with this quote but i don't really understand this quote.

10:06 AM  
Blogger n0re said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


mOST pEOPLE dONT eVEN cARE aBOUT pOLITICS, sO tHEY dONT eVEN bOTHER tO rEGULATE pLOITICS oR CHECK fOR cORRUPTION, wHEN tHIS hAPPENS pOLITICS bECME CORRUPTED. . .tEHY hAVE bEEN tHAT wAY fOR sO lONG tHAT wE dNT kNOW wHEN tHEY aRE lYING

10:10 AM  
Blogger Well known as pimp said...

I agree with this statement because we are constantly changing our views on what is right. These politics are constantly changing their opinions on what is right and we happen to agree with them, even though they are "wrong" but we believe them, thus making us all wrong.

10:11 AM  
Blogger *PimpinJay* said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

honestly i dont have a clue with what this statement is tryint to say, but i'ma do my best. in my opinion i think politics are overrated. i think that we let politics take over our society and thats not the way it should be because theres more to life than just politics and being told lies upon our government. Because of government we have alot of isues within other nations and so on. thats not the way it should be. so yea politics are over rated.

10:12 AM  
Blogger boxer said...

I agree with this statement because we are constantly changing our views on what is right. These politics are constantly changing their opinions on what is right and we happen to agree with them, even though they are "wrong" but we believe them, thus making us all wrong.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Leonel Torres said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

Politics has valued its counterfeits so much that do not deal with the real concept. No one thinks about the major issues in our society but now with the two democrats running for presidency, that will all change. Everyone was focusing on the false that the truth has been obscured from reality. They cover up the cunning selfishness instead of making actual sincere service. They create lies to be able to do things they are not supposed to do nad persuade society to allow them to do so. With this, it makes the society worse and because of their lies, the society wouldn't get any better. With the democrats, society will rise to be one of the best in the world and become a better place. With this new rise of people, the nation will change forever.....

10:15 AM  
Blogger danny said...

I think that these quote means that all people are kinda blind cause they trust everything the politics say. people need to recognize that they need to start paying more attention to what the politicians
say to them cause some of those things are not realistic and they cannot accomplish those goals. so people need to start analyzing the things that the politicians say.

10:15 AM  
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10:15 AM  
Blogger ESMERALDA said...

i think that this means that politics are to busy arguing that they dont even realize that they are not being good leadres becuase instead of doing something good for the government they are busy making themselfs look bad by talking about about others and to me i dont think thats a good leader.

10:15 AM  
Blogger SANDOR said...

I DONT KNOW WUT THIS MEANS BUT I THINK IT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LIED TO THE WHOLE TIME BY THE GOVERNMENT, THEY DONT KNOW WUTS THE TRUTH NOW. I THINK THATS ITS A VERY TRUE STATEMENT BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE IT IN EVERYDAY LIFE ,WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL THINGS EVERYONE IS ALWAYS FIGHTING AND STARTING PROBLEMS DEFENDING THEIR POINTS JUST TO PROVE THE OTHER WRONG AND I THINK THAT ISN'T RIGHT AND SHOULD BE TO WIN FAIR NOT TO MISJUDGE THE OTHER AND MAKE THE OTHER LOOK BAD. THEY ALWAYS SAY THEY ARE GOING TO DO THIS AND THEY END UP NOT DOING IT.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Kevin Oasay said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts


i agree with this quote because thats how politics are.I think what the author is trying to say about politics being a procces and not a product is that there is no end to it. i think that this person is trying to say that politics dont end but they can be mean. this person is trying to say that politics are arts because it takes time to finish what you are starting.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Emelyn said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, Have Faith in Massachusetts

if this journal weren't true, we wouldn't have war between us people, because us the humans think selfish only thinking what is the better for us we don't think if is going to effect to another person, that's what they do politics "do anything to win or get what they want" if that means to say a lie, or fight with people. and it all comes with a vote that someone take control but it turned out to be a popularity contest with rivalry and back-stabbing just to win an election. I'm not against with voting because its what people choose what its better but these who are competing are thinking about themselves to be the better and that one is who will win.

10:20 AM  
Blogger .:.GoLdY lOcKs.:. said...

i don't know what this quote means. but people say that you should vote for them to become president.


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10:22 AM  
Blogger ~vonney~ said...

i think that what this quote is saying is true because this is how politics has become.

10:25 AM  
Blogger "公主小妹 第集 " XD said...

i think that this quote is trying to say that you cant just start politics as if you are purchasing something, you have to build it. It all starts off with having your nations trust and then together as the people they decide who become their politics. Politics soon start to take advantage of their position and begin to make decisions that are good for them and their people and arent considerate of the nation and thats when politics begin to act selfish. That is my understanding of this quote.

10:27 AM  
Blogger JeNnY said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


politicians have focused so much on the bad that they have not been improving on the good. they do not seem to care about the people. they just care about them self. they have lied and lied and persuaded the people to let him do things that are unjust and unfair.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Eli #8 said...

I think that this quote is true because government is not a finished result, or a product. Nevertheless, its not going to end just because someone is voted to the presidency. But it will still remain a work in progress. Since someone is elected, that means that they have even more work to do, and more work to create or design such as laws or new regulations. Government is an art. It has so many "curves", "designs", etc. And the politicians are the artists. As all of them have their own way of "designing" their works of art. They all have their different styles, their own way of going throughout their debates.

10:30 AM  
Blogger danny said...

I think that this quote means that all people are kinda blind cause they trust everything the politics say. people need to recognize that they need to start paying more attention to what the politicians
say to them cause some of those things are not realistic and they cannot accomplish those goals. so people need to start analyzing the things that the politicians say.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

this says polititions always focus on the bad and never on the good.they care about the people only about them selfs. they never try to help make tha economy better but now the democrats are trying.

10:39 AM  
Blogger  said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I don't really understand this. But I think its saying that politics care more about winning an election instead of caring what other people think =D

10:39 AM  
Blogger *GabBy iiS sUch A roCksTarR* said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.


i think that politics has become something that it shoudn't be because all politicians do is lie to the people. and thats not what we need. we need somebody that will be real with us from the start. all they do is think about theirselves instead of what they're suppose to be focused on like running the country. they end up turnig out like bush, they never stop to think about how it effects our country if they were to do it.

10:54 AM  
Blogger :)***~Chisa~**** :) said...

Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been placed upon the false that the significance of the true has been obscured and politics has come to convey the meaning of crafty and cunning selfishness, instead of candid and sincere service.

I agree with this statement because that's how politics has become It is a dog eat dog world and they will do anything to get themselves to tthe top. and i also think these people just don't care and they fel like there winners if they do succeed.

1:03 PM  

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