With the rise of campaign corruption, many citizens and politicians have developed concerns with the current system of campaign finance and are demanding reform. Recently, the issue has surfaced in Washington as the McCain-Feingold and Shays-Meehan bills have been introduced in Congress. The core of the debate over campaign finance reform revolves around the constitutional battle of free speech versus maintaining democracy. While people want to cleanse elections of the increased corruption and monetary influences, concerns of infringement upon the first amendment of the Constitution arise. But, the first amendment has been used as a loophole in politics for too long.
Scholars argue that diverging parties have been one of the driving forces of polarization as policy platforms have ... ... middle of paper ... ...make appointees as safe as possible and grab as many seats as it can, ending up with elected officials that represent a consistent electorate, which results in more extreme candidates and fewer moderates. Redistricting plans have been so politically, that most have resulted in lawsuits. States need to move towards non or bipartisan redistricting commissions, like in Iowa or Arizona. Another proposal is that there should be an active review of institutional performance. This proposal comes from the military, which constantly monitors the performance of its institutions and units.
Campaign funds are good but they are bound with limitations especially when they seem to be oddly represented and can be exploited for purposes such as election fraud. Campaign finance reform are designed to rule and give limits to the campaign funds to be disburse and used by politicians in the fear that excessive contributions and campaign money support will eventually corrupt officials and will also bear the common notion of giving favors to those with huge campaign contributions. Excessive money involvement is the root of all evil and in politics evil is always present in different forms and they may come in disguise like campaign contributions that would later translate into voting influence among politicians and party association. The fear of the campaign finance reform is that if a small amount of money poured into one’s political career by a third-party contributor and will drive him to favor them later what else can they do with so much contributions. Laws or legislations even... ... middle of paper ... ...address the holes and ineffectiveness of the current campaign finance law as well as to give space for additional measures that will strengthen the authority and power of the law until greediness finds another way to exploit it and when it happens amendment and reform will always be a necessity.
(Sure you can say you really care, but everyone says that.) Unfortunately, many expensive political signals, such as campaign contributions and political advertizing, are widely limited by law. Perhaps such limits can be justified by arguing that these actions can also do much harm, in addition to communicating information to politicians and voters.
Limitations of Survey Research As it has been argued, survey research contributes in several ways to the study of politics. Nevertheless there have been several criticisms that highlight the limitations of survey research. The limitations of this research method can be categorized in three sections: Difficulties with respondents, limitation of survey design and ethical issues. Difficulties with Respondents First of all it has been argued that, it is hard to prove the veracity of surveys in politics and in the majority of social sciences because the answers given by respondents might be influenced by several factors. Medina (2000) argues that respondents could have a lack of incentive to give honest answers if this could present them in an unfavourable manner.
Campaign Finance reform has been a topic of interest throughout the history of the United States Government, especially in the more recent decades. There are arguments on both sides of the issue. Proponents of campaign finance limits argue that wealthy donors and corporations hold too much power in elections and as a result they can corrupt campaigns. Those who favor less regulation argue that campaign donations are a form of free speech. One case in particular, Citizens United vs.
Many third party and Independent candidates and their supporters regularly complain about various aspects of the campaign system. They believe that the process is so severely biased against them that they are automatically pushed to the periphery of elections. Nevertheless, these candidates can play important roles in raising issues, mobilizing new voters, introducing campaign innovations and tilting elections from one major party candidate to another - even when they don't win. Of course, a small number of them attract enough voter support to win. Just as it is important to be fully aware of the hurdles that minor party contenders need to jump, it is important to learn about their unique perspective on the campaign process.
The current tax policy in the United States is very confusing and it is very costly for our government to administer it. It is in the best interest of our country and its citizens to revise or replace our current tax policy. While most taxpayers agree that tax reform is necessary for our country the problem they encounter is the difficulty they experience when trying to understand all the political terms used when discussing tax reform. This paper is an attempt to help the taxpayers of our country to better understand the political terminology and gain knowledge about some of the proposals that have been explored. Like most taxpayers, many politicians also agree that tax reform is necessary in the United States, but that is where the agreement stops between the politicians.
Although there are many benefits to promoting democracy, such as: decreased interstate conflict through increased accountability in democratic leadership, sharing of resources, and increased representation of public opinion; the drawbacks of promoting democracy are much more significant. The cost of democracy building is substantial, governments in war prone regions are very unstable, and the interests of the public may be nationalistic, ethnocentric, or genocidal. Costs associated with foreign policy promoting democracy abroad are a major concern for voters in the United States. Many tax dollars go into providing the necessary resources to establish democratic governments abroad. Promoting democracy can be very expensive and there is no guarantee that there will be success in creating a democratic government in many states.
From the Beginning of America’s history those who held positions in office were involved in countless affairs. Yet, in today’s society many Politicians who are exposed in past and current martial affairs are being criticized for their immoral values and their positions are overturned. Many Americans are asking themselves what behaviors they should expect from their President, Congressman and other politicians. One problem quickly became clear, “To what extent does the private life and private morality of a public figure affects his or her ability to serve the public interest?” These are good questions that hold both views from those who believe they should be exemplars and those who think personal character is not important. Some Voters believe that Politicians require moral authority to be credible.