Language is an extension of the human's biological impulse, life experience, spiritual and emotional abstract. It identifies us a person, a community and a concept. For so long, the growth of the human race was limited by its respective individual lifetimes. However, the advent of language, and subsequently, writing, allowed the collaborative and long term compilation, rumination and dissemination of knowledge to exceed beyond a single lifetime. It also offers the opportunity for reputed, influential or even notorious members of our species to preserve their thoughts and ideas on paper (or papyrus, tree barks, parchment - take your pick) for the benefit of future generations.
Who would've thought that works such as Plato's Republic, the Upanishads of the Indo-Aryan sages, or the musings of Ptahhotep, would traverse the turbulent millennia and continues to be read and appreciated by the metaphysicists and epistemologists of the current generation?
While we do not suggest the writings of our presidential candidates would reach similar heights and continues to be held in esteem a thousand years from now, it does offer us the opportunity to delve into their minds and learn the underlying fundamentals of their politics.