Many of these questions are always asked when involved with politics and I believe that citizens do not take more interest in politics because of the distrust between the people and the elected officials. In the United States of America, voting for high governmental officials is a right of democracy and of the constitution. When people vote for these officials, they believe in them to get the job done, to serve and to uphold the law for citizen’s rights and services. Voting is a mutual agreement between the individual and the official that when or if you win, I entrust in you to be a great leader and take the city, state and or country in a positive direction while serving in office. Now that the official is in office and is sworn in, people now uphold you as the elected official to those promi... ... middle of paper ... ...ieve if politicians meet us more at the people’s needs and be more direct as well in tune with social media, I believe more citizens will get involved.
For much of American history, political parties have played a prominent role in the United States government. Many people wonder whether or not this is favorable for The United States. Many say that political parties divide and are too constricting, while others say that political parties fulfill a necessary role in government. Either way, political parties in America go back a long way and have been very influential in American history. Political parties have their positives and their negatives, but they are ingrained in American society and are going nowhere soon.
Legislation is generally successful when a large majority of those to be affected will benefit from the legislation. The new Health Care Reform for example is a good idea generally supported by Congress and Senate however it’s slow to gain acceptance from the people resulting from its multiple flaws(Sollenburger). A president’s legislative success is based upon his interest and ambition. Showing you care and that you are determined to bring nothing but great success to the county surely affects the opinion of the Congress positively and proves that you can handle major issues and successfully overcome issues and major events. Advocating for what people believe in comes naturally to many, but there are a host of good reasons for legislative advocacy in particular(CTB Legislative Advocacy).
Lobbyists use money and cost-effective strategies to sway the opinions of lawmakers. Others see lobbyists as effective, political tour guides who help pass legislation. An analysis of the lobbying process reveals the outcomes are often times ethical, but chiefly controversial. This leaves us with a heated debate; should Congress tighten their restrictions on lobbying? Lobbying didn’t become popular until the twentieth century.
Aristotle even had plans to minimize corruption, a big problem in most governments today (politics 1286a). If modern democratic countries based their political philosophies more on Aristotle’s theories, they could run smoother and do a better job of supporting the people, which is what democracies were made for in the first place. The polis is a partnership of citizens in a system of government that serves to achieve the common good. It is not just a place where people live together for defense against enemies and for the exchange of goods. It is rather a partnership between households, clans, and villages for the sake of a fully developed and self-sufficient life.
The problem with today's democracy, at least in the United States, is its ability to effectively capture the voices of every citizen and mold policy to fit them. As a solution, parties are formed and citizens with the capital to run for elections are instilled with the power to voice their constituents opinions and mold policy to fit what they feel they need or desire; This is not how the actual situation works. More often than not it is observed that many times those elected create a non-volatile relationship with a party and neglect to support a policy promoted by another individual because of their party identification, and a fear of not getting reelected. This leads to the next issue which is distraction. Currently appointed office holders whom are elected get distracted during the election season and focus their efforts on securing their seat.
Congress has helped develop the Presidency as we know it today. This is because Congress argues over proposals and legislation proposed by the President. They are a major determent in whether bills turn into laws. But it’s not easy. One reason for this is because there are many powerful groups out there who argue about what should be discussed such as air pollution with the EPA or jobs.
Another wound was where FDR lied about the reason on why he was packing the court. In a way the non-enforcement power invites people and that is why they need respect. It is a policy maker and it lets the government function. In addition to the role of the Supreme Court is something that is there and people believe in them and they respect them. It has shaped our country and it has this factor of prestige and respect.
The electoral system of the United States is one that most people think is the most effective way to hear the voices of the people while being able to keep up with the mistakes and pass legislation. However, many don’t realize the efficiency and representation that a parliamentary system gives. Out of the top developing countries, the majority fall into parliamentary systems. Parliament allows for countries to develop faster and pass legislation to allow faster growth. Proportional Representational systems allow more representation for more diverse groups in the government.
It is absolutely necessary that people understand the nature of a monstrous government. It does have a tendency to become too monstrous by becoming overly aggressive in the process of preserving power. However, the order it provides is essential to the development of a sound community. It also provides the opportunity for citizens to take the world into their own hands. The more people volunteer in their community and support human rights groups such as Amnesty International, the less harm our benefits of monstrous government causes for others.