Politicians are famous for saying all the right things during the election process then turn out to be a disappointment once in office. We are all familiar with the constant advertisements that we are presented with during elections that usually attack the opposing political party. Politics have always been a dirty process, but I believe it keeps getting worse due to social media and a lack of privacy. The rapid development of technology is drastically changing the world and the way we live our lives. Modern society is entirely different compared to when our nation was founded in 1776.
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.
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.
Partisanship is the political ideology that divides the people of the United States into two parties, Democrats and Republicans, and it has plagued our government for long enough. Partisanship has plagued our nation because this idea, that appeared to be good at the start, has caused great turmoil in the government and has made compromises so difficult to come by. It has turned politics into a competition and both sides are more focused on beating each other rather than do what is best for the country and compromise. Since, young voters today are not very well versed on the important issues, in politics, it is necessary that high schools implement a required course that sets out to teach the students what they need to know, for elections, through a book that goes in-depth on the constitution and the news, to bring up current issues. The first is “Bipartisanship” by an unknown source, which highlights the evolution of partisanship in the U.S. and shows how far apart the two parties are on some issues.
'We have been labeled apathetic, lazy, and selfish just to name a few,'; says Josie Mazzaferro in her essay entitled, 'Turned Off by Politics. '; We have been judged in every aspect of society, especially in the political arena. Is there any way for us to clear up these misconceptions given to us by other generations? It seems that the voice of Generation X is silent when it comes to political issues these days. When we talk about politics we often wonder what relevance it has on our lives.
Political parties don’t have as many concurrent attitudes because of its influence on impressionable people and its size, but nevertheless it is an interest group. The small, either unofficial or official interest groups usually have influence upon various members of the political parties and use their influence to infiltrate their attitudes to the National Government. Both interest groups and political parties have played a large impact on the development of the governmental system and it is noticeable because although they are not the group that obtained the control and power of the operation, many of their proposals have been put into existence. They were not incorporated into the government because of the people’s constant fear or losing the ideal of democracy and the threat of becoming too socialistic. Therefore it was important to have individuals representing their groups (states) in the government.
There are three words that impact American Society greatly and they are Race, Class, and Gender. They have caused tension in our country and unnecessary criticism toward people. When these topics come up in discussion, a lot of people chose to not even partake, due to the hard feelings and awkward moments that come along with the matter. As bad as it may seem that these problems exist, it is something that should be change because it is constantly bringing down America as a whole. Prejudice and discrimination are common words in the average American’s vocabulary, but due to the lack of knowledge, most do not know the differences in the meaning of these two words.
(?) that they can and coerce them into supporting their candidacy even if the voter's views don't agree with the candidate's. Politics is a land of half-truths and empty promises. I believe that our government could more truthfully be run “by the people” if we conducted nation-wide votes on all propositions, laws, etc. that would otherwise go through the legislative branch.
Voting is important because it is the most common way people participate in today’s politics. Bad voting leads to bad government and if not enough people are voting we are going to have bad government. The other problem with today’s politics is that the third party is not given a fair shake in the system. There are multiple ways the third party is not allowed to be a major player in the system. This hurts the voter because they are led to believe that they have no other viable choice when there really is.
The action of voting is such important role in how our country is going to be developed, especially effects on the economy, foreign relationships, society, etc. People are becoming much involved in politics, which is extraordinary because it means that the people are understanding how important their vote is and how it brings change to the issues that truly bother them. Many citizens don’t vote because they are either lazy or too busy, they either have jobs, classes, families, or other responsibilities take care of, but voting is a responsibility that should be attended. Voting could be the thing to prevent awful political leader’s to be put in office who are not focusing on what’s truly important, which is the people, which means that