In principle this is a good system, since it would be virtually impossible for everyone in the U.S. to vote on every issue facing our nation. With this vision our forefathers created a strong governmental system, one they hoped would withstand the tests of time. And it has. Until now. Many Americans feel the modern American government is bloated, deceptive and overly convoluted beast that isn't living up to its founding principles.
While American democracy is arguably the best system of government in the history of the world, it is far from perfect. In order to make this fragile experiment a long-term success, we must make fundamental changes to the statutes and processes that govern the workings of the gover... ... middle of paper ... ...f the electorate. National representatives could represent a proportion of nation views, and State representatives could represent a proportion of state views. This would allow the views of minority parties to be not only expressed, but taken into account in the proceedings of the government as well. Many people, especially young people with less favored views, would be encouraged to vote because their vote actually would have the potential of representing their true ideology.
As a politician, shouldn’t he believe his country is already great, even though America does have its obvious flaws? He should want to build upon the base that we already have instead of making it seem like we are failing as a country. The problem with the words good and honest is dependent on whoever is deciding whether or not the subject is good or honest. Many people have differing definitions as to what makes a person good or bad. Along with that, no one can say that they have been an honest person their whole life.
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.
It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.” (Thoreau, lines 12-16) He states that the American government derives its power from the majority, not the strongest group, and not necessarily the most moral. Thoreau wants us to believe that we the people should follow what we think to be ethically just, not what the government and the majority force upon us. In my opinion, I agree with Thoreau in the aspect that we need a more improved form of government, however I disagree with the type of government that Thoreau wishes for. He believes we work better without restraint and that we must command our individual respect, but I heartily argue the opposite; a society must have order and an infrastructure, we need a system to oversee the problems that we cannot solve as humans with individual mindsets.
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.
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.
Not only that, but without a federal government to settle conflicts between states, there could be an escalation into war among them. The supporters of this idea had the hope that the people will have more power without the Constitution. The thought was that by creating a government “around the common citizen” those who are in office will have a “character of virtue” that America and its people could trust. Creating a government like so would ensure a protection of the American citizens’ rights and liberties.
In general most people are opposed to an increase in taxes; while a system could be established that wouldn’t require an increase in federal taxes, I still don’t think that it would sit well with the American public. More importantly, it wouldn’t solve the underlying issue of corporate influence without Constitutional Amendment. As we know, Constitutional amendment is extremely difficult and requires bipartisan support and bulletproof legislation. There isn’t anything close to this regarding publicly financed campaigns and I don’t believe that there will be in the foreseeable future. I believe that the issue of the First Amendment is also one that cannot be bypassed; political speech requires money to purchase advertisements and run campaigns.
I didn’t think that energy companies get to involved in politics. And the MoneyTree? Has it really become that big and great of an organization that they’re donating thousands of dollars to campaigns? I was also very interested in comparing the financial side of the campaigns between Republicans and Democrats. I’m Republican so I was glad to learn that the Republicans had raised over $70 million dollars more than the Democrats.