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However, various groups have challenged the success of democracy to fully represent citizens’ rights because of its divisive nature. The goal is to apply fair democratic practices in the United States and develop more universal equality around the world. The various critiques of democratic practices have relevance to modern political systems and thus, I argue that democratic objectives become deficient due to the limits of power by political leaders and unequal repre... ... middle of paper ... ...n political thinkers like Foucault put forth the idea that power among the hands of the state is both suspicious and dangerous. In discursive political theory, there must be an open communication of ideas and reason between citizens, but many critics, like Jurgen Habermas and Sheldon Wolin, argue that open dialogue in modern democratic practices is vulnerable to fears and concerns of citizens. Inclusionary democracy prevents the tyranny of a few to withhold political rights to citizens and calls for acceptance of rights for various social and racial groups in order for equal representation in the political process.
A realist would posit that war is linked with human behavior, so wars are naturally occurring phenomena, and also that the system of anarchy resulting from the absence of a higher power leads to a state of war (Lisinkski). So realism offers a rather cynical explanation: we are destined to wage wars, since all politics is a struggle for both power and survival. Wars may be fought either to protect or expand security of... ... middle of paper ... ... but also than any other theory. Its focus on social factors and importance of ideas allows it to address problems that are not even in the scope of other theories. Additionally, the example of liberalism, Christianity, and socialism, among others, prove that ideas and ideologies can really change the world – as was already mentioned, a core belief of constructivism.
Accessed 12/3/03 Allard/Strickland Senate Debate. Oct. 4, 2002. rmpbs.org/campaign2002/debate_as.html#ads. Accessed 12/3/03 “Battle for the Senate.” Pbs.org/newshour/bb/congress/july-dec02/Colorado. Accessed 12/3/03 “Colorado Up For Grabs.” PBS Online NewsHour. Oct 15,1996.
Federalism and Anti-Federalism both have copious amounts of people on their side. However, the idea that the Federalists have, that a strong central government is key, is thoroughly preposterous. While a few Federalists have fairly persuasive ideas, those ideas would not work once applied. One of the notions that the Federalists have is the notion of the government ruling itself. As one of the most prominent Federalists said, “…first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”1 The government, if its own self controls it, will surely become corrupt.
Men will be diverse in their opinions as well as their social and economic classes, and just by the mere presence of dividing classes will factions arise. By means of factions, legislative measures are often decided by an overbearing majority, with little or no regard for others who do not share their interests. Protecting against factions will protect those in the minority, and ensure that the public good is served. Madison is adamant about the dangers of a pure democracy, and the negatives a democracy poses when faced by the dangers of factions. A pure democracy could not function effectively at controlling the effects of factions, as a common sentiment will be felt by the majority of the whole in more cases that not.
Mearsheimer adhered to realism, or more accurately, to Neo-Realism, and even articulated a more resolute version of it, which he named “Offensive Realism”. In his neorealist paradigm, Mearsheimer argued that international order would continue to be the race pursuit forto power, as it has always been. He described conflict as tragic, because states end in up fighting despite for their desire for to obtain peace. In the absence of world government to enforce law and rights, states find it impossible to trust one another and strive for self-defense. This drives them to seek dominance and control.
Partisan media or ‘polarized media’ has showcased our human ability to find vengeance and animosity in practically any situation or circumstance, I believe that it is the charge of every American to continuously question news its... ... middle of paper ... ... we may as well pronounce a king. While some of the points which I have made throughout this essay may be exaggerated they are exaggerated with good reason. Media in today’s society has become reckless and uncontrolled; while I oppose any block or attack on free speech I believe that morals and societal ideals should be restored throughout our social economic and media system. These travesties are in part our fault as citizens as well we should require our media to present unbiased, unleaning ideas which actually draw attention to matters which are relevant to our overall well being. We should not be distracted by ‘Octomom’ and her erroneous sexual desires, we as a society should be focusing on the betterment of ourselves and the Human race not bickering over in the grand scheme of things a ‘dime in the bucket’ to help millions of unemployed and uninsured.
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Business Week; 6/14/2004 Issue 3887, p60, 2p Who Should Elect the President? The Case Against the Electoral College. National Civic Review; Summer2001, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p173, 9p Bush’s Trouble Ahead New York Times, November 7, 2004, By Lyn Nofzinger