America is built on founding principles first depicted in the Declaration of Independence and later enacted into law as the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution along with its amendments form the cornerstone of our legal and political system. How those laws are defined, shaped and enforced depends on the Senators and Representatives WE vote into office and the bills they enact into law while representing our beliefs. Notice the bold green text used for members of Congress. I am not neglecting the influence of the American President, but merely acknowledging that it is the Congress who writes and drafts bills. The President is a leader and can influence and ultimately veto legislation; but it is under Article I. Section I. of the Constitution that, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Notice that I bolded our beliefs in the last paragraph. That’s right. I said politicians are representing our beliefs. The concept behind voting is that you vote for the person who best represents your beliefs and your vision for the future. A politician campaigns on economic, educational, and social platforms which represent the collective interest of their constituents. Once elected, said politician drafts bills based on his/her campaign promises and your beliefs are ratified into law.