With a stroke of pen, one of our leaders can indebt the entire nation and generations to come. With a stroke of a pen, he can have me thrown in jail for my beliefs. With a stroke of a pen, he can send me to war. With a stroke of a pen, he can take my money.
The relationship between him and his ink of judgment is detrimental to my life, your life and the next generation's life. He can do any of these actions with a big silly grin on his face and wouldn't feel a thing. He isn't indebting me and my future family, he is bailing out for his buddies.
He isn't throwing me into jail, he is throwing a radical treasonous anarchist into jail. He isn't sending me to war, he is sending 17,000 men and women to maintain a strong presence in Afghanistan. He isn't taking my money, he is taxing the citizens for the common good. He can do this and feel no guilt because he isn't doing it to me, an individual, he is doing it to an abstract figure. I do not exist. I am an abstract statistic, without a face.