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The idea of a governing body drawing its power directly from its constituents has been undermined by the corrupt nature of modern politics where politicians act out of self-interest. While the Constitution and later amendments had every intention of securing basic liberties, certain limitations later undermined the original intentions of the founding fathers to give power back to the people by placing the larger majority of power in the hands of the state. Federal limitations to certain amendments, known as federal mandates, have taken power away from the masses. To secure democracy and avoid further abuses of power by the judicial courts, an amendment should be made to the Constitution prohibiting the federal government from putting down mandates that directly interfere with the power given to the states by law. Federal politicians use desultory commands as leverage to ensure that the states comply with their wishes.
A growing problem in today’s government is Congress and the President of the United States forcing bills into law that the majority of the public do not support and then exempting themselves from the effects of the laws. Executive power is being abused and laws are being passed just to see what is in them. This is neither logical nor fair to the American public. It is time to take back the United States of America for its people. In order to do so, it is necessary to in effect overhaul the government or at least give it a tune up.
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Many would argue that it is an act against the privacy of the people a... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment parallels Brave New World by posing a danger being powerful, having power through knowledge, and emphasizing commodification. By comparing the World State in Brave New World and our modern society, we should be concerned that the ideals of democracy are not truly reflected when we are under watch by the government, are obscured from the truth, and healthcare insurance is being forced upon us. The government is posing a threat to our role in the government by being powerful. Comparing Brave New World to our own modern society is important because it raises question of how our society could be become if we continue to let the government control our live. As citizens who are eligible to vote, we should question our political leaders, think of the direction our country can take and take the opportunity to have our voice heard by participating in elections.
An intrinsic element in the success of a democratic society is the willingness of the people to be self-governing. In modern America, to say that we have a government that is for, by, and of the people does not mean that each citizen is autocratic and simply 'takes the law into his or her own hands,' but rather that each citizen has the responsibility to actively participate in this large-scale experiment known as American Democracy. Therefore, the problem of declining voter participation is a serious one indeed. Several reasons for this enigmatic conundrum of voter apathy have become apparent in recent years. In many presidential elections, numerous Americans have found themselves compromising their views and voting not for the candidate with whom they resonate best, but rather for the candidate who they dislike the least.
He brings up many of the conflicts the politicians have, such as not wanting to compromise on any ideas that are brought forth. Furthermore, he also says we need to eliminate the amount of influence money has over elections. Lastly, he believes it needs to be easier for the American people to cast their vote and intends to push for reform that will do just that. Overall, President Obama believes the state of the U.S. is as strong as it has been in many
New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Print. Jenkins-Smith, Hank C., Carol L. Silva, and Richard W. Waterman. "Micro- and Macrolevel Models of the Presidential Expectations Gap." The Journal of Politics 67.03 (2005): 690- 715.