Business and political parties approach the same idea from entirely different directions. Parties advertise their ideas and candidates in the same way companies market products: hybrids are marketed to the eco-friendly and so is the green party, Rand novels are marketed to advocates of small government and so is the libertarian party. However, I have always seen parties as emotionally charged, rampant with mudslinging and hurling insults, attempting not to appear better but to seem less bad. It is frustrating to watch as small parties spend millions of dollars on presidential elections where they barely pull one percentage of the vote when the same sum could win a Congressional seat. Business, however, is efficient. A business focuses on making its own product the best; it would not sell a product if no one wanted to buy it. Business takes the better approach.
Integrating the principles of business into the party system, I aim to create a party that actively serves and represents the citizens with fairness and equality. I want to move the focus of the political parties from preserving their power to representing the public. As a student of business, I look forward to learning to streamlining the political process by eliminating inefficiencies. Using this scholarship to help cover the cost of my tuition or other college expenses, I will take steps toward instilling a sense of business to this system, an attitude that we have a job to complete, and a responsibility to maintain a government.