The Independent Commission would have considered all types of reform, looked at the UK's political history, and produced a system that would best suit it. Although FPTP is not the uniquely British idiocy that it is sometimes portrayed as, it is used in 62 countries, covering more than half the world's electors, it has many faults, and I feel it allows the government to become too powerful with large majorities. I also feel that because of the UK's political history, coalition governments would not be seen as strong governments. Although AV+ may sometimes produce coalitions it is least likely than any other system to do so and it does allow for single-party governments.
However, there are still many people who think critically about this newness. As said, all that glitters is not gold, proportional representation also has its disadvantages, so people, relying on them, are against to change from first-past-the-post. The system of majority, which is used in Great Britain, is simple, understandable and conceptual. First-past-the-post is “winner takes it all” system, when candidates or political party are selected to parliament by majority of votes according to electoral districts where they are standing. One of the strongest advantages of FPTP is that there is close connection between constituents and their representatives.
“Dictatorship or democracy?” it is a popular question, or rather a debate going all around this country especially in media talks. These two are the form of government, and both of them have ruled Pakistan separately. Most of the people in Pakistan consider democracy the best form of the regime, but few believe the other way round. They intend that way because dictatorship has been the most successful type of government until now, but the disadvantage of this type of government is that it gives one person too much power, so that he has no motivation to do what is right for the country. Even though illiterate and corrupt politicians have ruled Pakistan in democracy, nevertheless, we should give time to this form of government because only that government should exist which is made for the people and by the people of Pakistan.
All this active community outreach and friendliness towards voters leaves them in a good position to receive their votes once again. For example, in 2012, the reelection rate for incu... ... middle of paper ... ...bvious that Americans hate Congress. However, though, they tend to hate the system, yet not the players participating in it. Politicians, nowadays, seem to be more interested in causing gridlock and tensions, rather than compromise and action. Voters still tend to have the notion that the people they specifically voted to office, are not the appalling politicians we all hear about.
Even though most government systems have shattered and failed on numerous counts, Democracy has remained intact and has gained the right to be named the best form of government in today’s society. One can believe that Democracy is the best form of government in today society because it contains a combined balance of several other systems prior to it. Karl Marx, the founder of the Communism, believed that equality is key to a strong governmental system. He believed money, and the power that came with it, would only draw people, communities and citizens, apart. Money “appears as this distorting power both against the individual and against the bonds of society, etc., which claim to be entities in themselves… it transforms fidelity into infidelity, love into hate, hate into love, virtue into vice, vice into virtue, servant into master, master into servant, idiocy into intelligence, and intelligence into idiocy” (Marx, 1844).
One of the leading voices in society which voiced this view was Tom Paine. He wrote a book called Right of Man which emphasised the need for change so that government was not based solely on tradition but in the control of the British people. This idea meant that reform was the only way of achieving this and that this was the only way of having a legitimate country. To argue that Paine had little influence over the force for reform is incorrect as his book was a best seller and was extremely significant in the thoughts of many in the middle and lower ranks. The idea of unfa... ... middle of paper ... ...e the lower ranks of society because they sought after a larger say in the running of the country.
In the comparison of interest and pressure groups it is apparent that although they created resentment in the inner layers of government, they were necessary to the development and progress of the political system. According to David B. Truman in the excerpt from The Governmental Process he demonstrates the need, influence and the importance of containment of lobby groups. Although lobby groups are separated into organized groups and unofficial groups, he considers them both equally important and dangerous interest groups. Through his writings he also demonstrates his opinion that political parties are only a large form of an interest group. 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.
Living in the United States some people may forget how closely our political perspectives are to each other relative to those of foreign countries. While there are many political views and stances that an individual might take on any given topic, generally people in the United States fall into one of three categories: liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. Keep in mind that most people will not support all of the ideals of their advocated faction, but they must support the vast majority of them. People that fall into the liberal category believe that the government should have the goal of equality providing opportunity for its entire people and that a strong central government is needed to keep order because people are not inherently good. Additionally, liberals are more willing to give up their rights with the good of the country in mind than either of the other two mentioned groups.
He may agree that many of the Tea Party members are very disconnected with the moderate view of the general public. In conclusion, I believe that polarization exists in the United States. I agree with many of the points that Wilson brings up in his article, as states previously. The gap between liberals and conservatives is getting wider and wider, leaving nowhere for those with moderate views to be in the mix. Polarization is detrimental to our two party dominated republic, and it is difficult to determine what may fix our political system.
He believed that freedom and equality were on complete opposite sides of the spectrum. A person can either be free but unequal, or unequal but free. This shows how everyones outlook on freedom differs. Adams, agrees with the idea that abolishing property qualifications allows for everyone to be brought down to the same level (TXT215)However, despite his opinion, the idea does not exist and the poor are oppressed. It is unfair to ask a majority of the population to stand by these new regulations when they are unable to vote for the lawmakers they see fit.