These are some reason why most of the enlightenment thinkers did not believe in having a group run government. Take Thomas hobbes for example, he thinks everyone is born wicked and thats there is government, so that they can keep the people in line. (historical figure notes) Some of the Historical figures don't trust the people to make the right decision which is some cases is true. People can be blinded by how cunning someone is or home much money they have, after all they can be selfish and make the wrong decisions at times, but thats part of life. This demonstrates democracies weaknesses as it relates to process and
“It is not a neutral counting device... it favors some citizens over others, depending solely upon the state in which voters cast their votes for president” (Document D). Political equality means all citizens are equal and it also allows citizens to partake in state affairs, including the right to vote and the right to challenge elections. However the Electoral College violates the principle of this for the fact that it weighs some citizens’ votes more heavily than others (video). Generally it makes no sense for the people to vote if they’re not even counted, and either way it violates their rights. In conclusion, the Electoral College should be abolished because small states are unrepresented, there are many flaws in the system, and it is not accurate based on people 's votes.
Although people are foolish and ignorant and tend to make a biased decision, this electoral college isn 't fully representing the majority of the people and being contrary with the 6 principles of Constitution. If the Constitution can 't fulfill the 6 basic principles, it obviously can 't fulfill everybody 's needs. Minority having greater power is not demonstrating the idea of popular sovereignty. The Great Compromise has brought stable and reliable government but it has also prompted an
There is no backbone in history to support the claim that our nation governs and makes decisions through moral reasoning when that should be of the utmost importance. Although civil disobedience may be frowned upon, certain circumstances may entail objection and action against laws to enforce justice and moral foundations for the society. Majority of America¡¯s population often disagrees with civil disobedience because they may not experience the wrath of discrimination and hatred as where minorities are forced to face it everyday. Citizens who fall victim to bigotries in our society usually face difficulties when trying to be heard or taken seriously, and this frustration inevitably leads to acts of civil disobedience. In most cases, an action is necessary to make a point; without taking that extreme measure, it would be almost impossible to be heard.
So with so many different views can we decide who is right? Or are our opinions solely based on our political views? It would appear that the problem with the government shutdown blaming game is that political idealism plays an important role in the opinions that people have. Those who are Democrats tend to blame the Republicans, while the Republicans tend blame the Democrats. This makes choosing a side easy, but in reality does not provide a solid answer as to who really i... ... middle of paper ... ...he outcome?
We have been already witness to the negative consequences of political lifelessness in some countries, no matter the intentions of the political Parties were good though. Lack of congruence in politics paves ways for instability. Wish for good governance and pragmatic politics can go side by side. AAP- deft at sensing people’s mood The Aam Aadami Party has sensed the anger of Aam Aadmi against the corrupt political class and bureaucracy. For some time past, the mind boggling scams after scams had he... ... middle of paper ... ...no qualms in forming a government that has been invited to form it.
Polarization creates two conflicting ideologies and an unwillingness to negotiate that eventually leads to government failure. Thus, from the façade it may seem as if the voters are the beneficiaries of party polarization but in reality, society as a whole suffers. The average American citizen would benefit from an effective government. An effective American government is one in which legislation as well as legislators truly represent the constituency. True representation leads to the successful passing of legislation that supplies the public goods that represents what the people want and need.
Many would argue that it is an act against the privacy of the people a... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment parallels Brave New World by posing a danger being powerful, having power through knowledge, and emphasizing commodification. By comparing the World State in Brave New World and our modern society, we should be concerned that the ideals of democracy are not truly reflected when we are under watch by the government, are obscured from the truth, and healthcare insurance is being forced upon us. The government is posing a threat to our role in the government by being powerful. Comparing Brave New World to our own modern society is important because it raises question of how our society could be become if we continue to let the government control our live. As citizens who are eligible to vote, we should question our political leaders, think of the direction our country can take and take the opportunity to have our voice heard by participating in elections.
There will always be different view points on how the election should be financed but the truth is, not everyone will be satisfied with the Supreme Court's decision. It is difficult to determine how far political funding and donations can go until democracy is forgotten. The First Amendment is perhaps the most controversial amendment in the Bill of Rights. The framers intended the Constitution to be more of a foundation, and not a set of laws. As a result, the first amendment is vague and does not limit the influence a corporation can exhibit on elections or campaigns.
In order for democracy to work, the people need to utilize to the fullest potential of what the government can presents. Offers such as deliberation, voting, and participation are the cores of democracy; yet in today’s political system, citizen participation is limited. Though political scientists have been trying to understand the reason behind this apathy, no single possible justification can explain the lack of interest. Studies believed to have traced the “activism to the characteristics of individual  to their educations, their incomes, and their efficacy” (Rosenstone 3). Kettering Foundation also suggests that because citizens are denied access to the larger politics being involved; politics was taken away from them, and the relation... ... middle of paper ... ...ed out, we cannot call this country the land that Abraham said with his heart, “[the] government of the people, by the people, for the people”.