The founders wanted a strong legislature, however there was a shift in power to the executive branch at the start of the twentieth century. The president gained much power during th... ... middle of paper ... ... party. It is also going to be hard for the George Bush to have confidence in the people to do what he wants to do as president. "This will be the most tenuous new presidency in over a century. Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system.
Due in large part to Bill Clinton’s infidelities, America was in need for a strong leader, who was morally just. George W. Bush seemed like the man to accomplish the countries yearning for a moral, strong willed leader. Though Bush lost the popular election, he won the Electoral College (Limbaugh). Many Democrats at the time were saying that this flew in the face of democracy and sought to abolish the Electoral College. However, I’ve been given the analogy that the Presidential Election is like the World Series.
This method cannot be the best if it has flaws. A group of selected people is expected to accurately represent and entire nation’s vote; that is an impossible task. It is obvious that the Electoral College has flaws, but it should be abolished moreover because it takes away American’s right to vote. Works Cited McClenaghan, William A. Macgruder’s American Government. Prentice Hall: Needham, Massachusetts, 1998.
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George Mason, a former political officer in the 1800's, states that a it would be "as unnatural to refer the choice of a proper character for chief Magistrate to the people, as it would, to refer a trial of colours to a blind man" (qtd. In Glennon 7). I became very interested about the whole system of the college and thought that I could present an argument about how it's really outdated and could use a big change. And so ... ... middle of paper ... ...Democracy 23 October 2000 Glennon, Michael J. When No Majority Rules: The Electoral College Presidential Succession.
There is not one, single reason why Obama will not be considered the founder of a new regime. The combination of the political context as well as the actions taken by the Obama administration have together helped project Obama as being considered a president who opposed the ruling regime but was not able to overthrown it in any meaningful way. Before Obama even took office the political landscape was drastically not in he favor. This is due to the fact that, while the Bush presidency by in large ... ... middle of paper ... ...en the major policies we have seen from Obama thus far and the defining choices that president Bush and his administration made during their time in the Oval Office. According to Skowronek’s theory, in order for a president to be considered a truly great president he or she must come along at the right time in history and effectively manage the political landscape in such a way enabling themselves to reject the philosophy that defined the regime that preceded them.
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Now, amongst all other stresses and responsibilities of our government, the United States Senate has somehow miraculously found the time and prerogative to groan about whether or not certain freedoms of expression should be legal. During war and economic crisis, politicians believe it necessary to put the very rights of American citizens in question. How ironic is it that the people we place in enough confidence to elect leaders we cannot place in enough confidence to enact civil rights. In Texas v. Johnson (1989), The Supreme Court ruled flag desecration symbolic of free speech, and thus protected by the First Amendment. The proposed amendment to overturn this decision has failed to get the two-thirds majority needed for passage four times since 1989.