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Groth 1 Devyn Groth Cornell AP Lang 21 November 2017 Machiavelli’s Philosophy on Governing Man “Politics have no relation to morals”, once said by Niccoli Machiavelli, an Italian writer. He built the ideology of Machiavellianism, which is a personal trait where a person is so focused on their own interests that they will manipulate others to achieve their personal goals. In government, this ideology enforces how the leader should keep growing and maintaining power through the governance of man. He believed that the government had nothing to do with ethics, morals, or religion, but rather on power and control of civilians and other regions. With this theory, it enforces contemporary society through political control and expanding human interaction through overruling other places. By looking at the excerpt from “The Prince”, The Morals of the Prince , one can see that leaders must be stingy and show cruelty over mercy in order to govern man which is important because this ideology could create a contemporary society with decreased crime and allow our country to produce more wealth. In order to have a contemporary society, the leader must be stingy to grow wealth of their country and themselves. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson created Medicaid, which gave guaranteed health insurance to low income families. Many families use this program to feed their family and provide shelter. But, some people who receive the food stamps take it for granted thinking that they do not need to get a job anymore. Due to this program, the government pays large amounts of money to hospitals for treatment which puts them in debt. Ever since 1965, the
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