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The Need to Reform Government in Order to Obtain a Brighter Future

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Throughout the course of American History, the U.S. government has mostly shown to be a reliable and stable pillar during major events happening domestically and internationally. It has displayed leadership, tenacity, and perseverance when making important legislation that would change the lives of all citizens in the United States. However, during the latter half of the 20th century, the government has shown to be susceptible to partisanship. This has been displayed when it is presented with a dilemma regarding decision making; when a political group refuses to negotiate on an issue, the whole U.S. government shuts down. Based on the recent developments in politics, the legislative design of the federal government has been shown to be seriously flawed; only by changing its structure can we guard against the partisanship which prevents our representatives and senators from serving the will of the citizens of the United States through compromise.
We must guard against partisanship and promote comprise in our government by changing its structure; one of the ways this can be done is by preventing factions that influence the judgment of our representatives from forming. This is a very important issue to solve because the power that factions have on our politicians personally and politically makes them less likely to vote on important legislation. The two ways to do this are as follows: (1) remove its causes to keep them from forming and (2) Control its effects (Kernell, 2013, p. 77). In order to prevent future factions, such as the tea party movement, from forming, politicians from the party which it originated have to start working on developing their own position that will help curtail factions from forming and hurting its own pa...

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...tering certain areas of the legislative process, we can make the government productive and can make it start working for the people’s interests once again. This is an important issue to fix because in this turbulent time both domestically and internationally, we need strong, effective leadership. Only by perseverance and diligence can we change our government for a brighter future.

Works Cited

Frakes, Vincent L. “ PARTISANSHIP AND (UN) COMPROMISE: A STUDY OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.” Harvard Journal of Legislation 49 (2012): 135-149. EBSCO HOST
Kernell, S., Jacobson, G. C., Kousser, T., & Vavreck, L. (2013). The Logic of American Politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Klarner, Carl E., Phillips, Justin H., and Muckler, Matt. “Overcoming Fiscal Gridlock: Institutions and Budget Bargaining.” Journal of Politics 74 (2012): 992-1009. EBSCO HOST
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