How Does Politics Affect Our Daily Lives

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Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global level. It is also the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community as well as the interrelationship between communities. Aristotle described politics as a practical science, since it is concerned with the noble action or happiness of the citizens. Politics affects our everyday lives as governments implement policies that have social and economic impacts on us such as wages, taxes and health care. We all have a part to play in society such as adhering to laws in order to live peacefully among each other. This essay will examine the ways in which politics affects our daily lives and the reasons for it.
The first way in which politics affects us is by giving us rights to live by. When a new government is elected into power, they are able to pass laws which affect aspects of our lives such as education, health and tax. Politicians are also able to make us feel safer within our environment by making important decisions such as increasing the number of police officers on the streets. On September 2014, the number of police officers were reduced by 3488 as the home secretary Theresa May decided to cut the police budget in order to cut costs. This has led to anger amongst many communities because our safety is threatened as there are less officers able to protect us. Parliament is able to pass laws to prevent discrimination against disabled people and minority

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