There is a bunch of sides people take on government issues. One thing people can pretty much agree on is we all want the best for everyone. Everyone deserves equal opportunity and a good life. Pingree had great actions of being a social reformer, we can compare that to government officials now and who’s job is it to reform society?
The mayor of Detroit was Pingree. He was a politician of the people. He was a social reformer and what made him was his actions. Pingree thought that the wealthy needed to contribute just as much as the poor. He attacked the gas company for having monopoly on the area. He sold his prize force and used that money to buy seed and gave it to the Detroit people to grow their own gardens. When we was governor he gave shoes during the Spanish-American War. Not all government officials are like this.
In contrast to mayor and governor Pingree is governor Synder. When Pingree was mayor and governor he was looking out to help people. Governor Synder did not do much for the people of Flint during their water crisis. There is truly a difference between the two men. Governor Synder should have recognized the issue sooner and tried to send more help rather than keeping it quite for so long. I can not say though it is all up to the government officials.
It is the governments job to reform society. Government officials were elected by the people to make things right. We the people also have our own responsibility to help each other out, and to do the common good. Government officials are getting paid to make important decisions on behalf of the American people, and wan the best.
There is many different views to look on issues that happen in our country, state and cities. Mayor and governor Pingree was an affective social reformer. Governor Pingree and governor Synder seemed to act different way when they were in office and everyone has a responsibility to help others.