A City Guide To Zhaogezhuang for They are political, second, because the effects of private power are almost always of some public concern. To return to our previous example: the parent demanding caution from the child crossing the street is instilling values of respect both for (parental) authority and the (traffic) law. This fostering of respect for authority and law impinges on the larger realm of politics. One might also suggest that public safety is inherently political. The collision of a child with an automobile may cause other accidents, involving other motorists. It would also bring into service the police and certain medical professionals or institutions that are maintained at public expense. Indeed, if the costs of health care are partially born by the state, then on this ground alone anything we do to endanger our health becomes a political issue. A City Guide To Zhaogezhuang 2016.