Alexander Banks 5/16/14 Fahrenheit 451 In Federalist 10 James Madison argued that while factions are inevitable, they might have interests adverse to the rights of other citizens. Madison’s solution was the implementation of a Democratic form of government. He felt that majority rule would not eliminate factions, but it would not allow them to be as powerful as they were. With majority rule this would force all parties affiliate and all social classes from the rich white to the poor minorities to work together and for everyone’s opinion and views to be heard. The Republican form of government that was fashioned by the Constitution would allow these factions too remain on top and stay powerful.
The superiority of the Modern’s position rest upon the notion that widespread political participation is not necessary, elected officials in government proves more efficient, and a new avenue of political and social independence. The supporters of modernity quickly pointed out the superfluous action of widespread political participation during the debate. One of the main arguments from the ancients centered on the idea that all sound participate in their government in order to identify them as involved citizens. The moderns pointed out the inefficiency of having every citizen in a democracy participate directly in politics, leaving other avenues for ambitions overlooked. In the modern perspective, those who decide to participate do so because they have some interest in the proceedings of political decisions.
If you do not control the power of the government they will eventually combine all their powers to form a tyranny. Publius believes that in order to encroach this ... ... middle of paper ... ... more than likely disagree with Paine as in doing away with government, as it is needed in order to form a good society. Publius would agree with Locke because they both think that you must have a government in order to form a civil society and that a government will protect you and secure your natural rights as a person. In conclusion to this, there is no such thing as a perfect government, only a great government yet even then they will still have some flaws. Necessary evils are necessary in government in order to surpass history and improve on itself.
The politicians were using their power to . The confederation is doomed, “Confederations have proved to be workable only in small countries that do not play major roles in international affairs and can resist or avoid aggressive nations due to special circumstances. The United States harbored potential as a great power with vast resources, making a strong executive branch necessary.” ( Schweikart, 16-7-Patriot’s Reader) The event to show the weakness of the state leadership under the... ... middle of paper ... ...ect the minority of the U.S., the Senate was made. A republican form that provided equal representation for all states, regardless of size. This stop men in state level power from just caring about their states and more on the nation at large.
He states, "…The public good is often disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties…" Madison made the point that the dangers of factions can only be limited by controlling its effects. He recognized that in order to abolish political parties from the government completely, liberty would have to be abolished or limited as well. For this reason, the government had to accept political parties, but it did not have to incorporate them into being a major part of the government. He says that the inclination to form factions is inherent, however the parties effectiveness can be regulated. If the party is not majority than it can be controlled by majority vote.
Since it was believed that human beings reach their highest levels of morality and virtue by participating in government, (pg. 6) it would only make sense to create a government for the people by the people. But in order to limit the government and protect the rights of citizens, the new government would have to consist of checks and balances type of system. This is the reason for the three... ... middle of paper ... ...favored the interest of the needy but not the common good of all. (pg.
He saw factions as protection against tyranny and encouraged a form of government that would encourage and bolster factions. If majority always takes over and minorities do not have a say, things like slavery will never be abolished. Numerous factions would also mean that no one group would be able to take complete control of the government and this would give rise to what Madison called “politics,” namely, the art of governing. Madison says each branch should be independent and no one branch should have too much power in selecting members of the other two branches. If one had accumulated all political power, nothing could stop it from acting tyrannically.
With the creation of factions, self-interest groups, there is the inevitable creation of both majority and minority groups. The majority and minority within the ideal democracy are to hold equal influence; however, this is not the case. As a result, the common good of the whole is hidden behind interests of majority groups with fixed aims. Therefore, the views of minorities are frequently disregarded, consequently leading to suggested policies/alterations not being put into practice. As suggested and stated by Mr. Magnotti and James Madison, the causes of factions and factions themselves cannot be destroyed, nevertheless, they can and should be controlled.
If Americans were to face this problem by following Platonic ideas of government the selection of fraudulent political leaders would greatly decline as well as distrust towards politicians. Platonic education would enhance the sovereignty of reason over desire therefore creating justice in the soul (Okpala). In present day politics, Platonic philosophy is rooted into political affairs and if used correctly could rebuild a society where there is mutual trust between citizen and state. Plato justifies these beliefs with the following dialogues in The
Accordingly, there is danger in having an all-powerful state because personal freedoms are lost. More so, there is power in having knowledge that others do not possess because it is a gateway for the government to control the public if scientific and technological advances are been made. As mentioned before, governments prosper when there is stability and commodification is way of the government achieving that although it does alter human behavior. On the other hand, some would argue that modern society is based on democracy and a controlled state as depicted in Brave New World is impossible to occur but there are indicators in society today that serve as a resemblance. Brave New World emphasizes that the dangers of an all-powerful state, power of knowledge, and commodification are detrimental to modern society.