As we know, there are levels of authority found in the government. We have the Judiciary, Legislative and Executive branches. Now, I won’t delve into the nitty- gritty of it all, but in a nutshell, all three are vital in keeping with our government. We first begin with the presidency; this is where we find the power and authority coming from the head of state, the president herself. As president, it is her duty to oversee the country, keep everything both internally and externally ordered. As a result a great deal or responsibility rests on his or her shoulders. If the president falters, we would all feel the repercussions, after all the decisions made on the top affect those in the bottom, meaning, us the civilian population.
The Senate and Congress both make up the House of Representatives, the Senators belonging to the upper house and the congressmen, in the lower house. Both are concerned with lawmaking. In effect, most laws we are required to abide by come from these guys. In keeping with their actions and responsibilities, they too have an arduous task to the country. We need competent and good lawmakers if we want laws considerable to the populace and beneficial for the country. Strong laws reflect the type or order and governance happening not only in the government system but within the country as well.
Now, the pressing matter is the fact that in our country, corruption is rampart. The presidency has been overrun with corruption in the past and present; the Senate and Congress are also amuck with corruption. It is sad to see that our government is plagued with such problems. What can we do about it? Well, it all starts with us really. Just like any problem, we first have to acknowledge it, the next step? Be resolved to take a stand against it. The problem with most people in the country is that they only go as far as to recognize the problem, what we’re lacking is the initiative to do something about it. That is the real challenge, which we are all called to as good citizens. We not only serve ourselves but everyone else, especially our country.