A government creates laws based on morals to manage different types of behaviors and problems within the society. By setting laws, rules and restrictions, a government has the power to limit its citizens. In the United States, laws are formed from four sources: constitutional law, statutory law, administrative law and the common law. These are passed through Congress, the House of Representatives, and the Senate where it will be examined and voted upon. Once the law is accepted among the committees, it is given to the president to vote or veto it. Then if the president vetoes the bill, it can still become a l...
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...vie to compare to 1984. The government played a major role in both; it's what sparked questions of the individual verses the collective. In 1984 and in V for Vendetta the governments wanted collectivism to be the only significant factor in the society. These connections helped me to understand the topics much better. After examining the individuals and history, I would like to talk more about truth and how it affects other aspects of life. The topic of truth and individuality, I think, will help broaden my perspectives of the world around me.
"Ben's Guide (6-8): How Laws Are Made." Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Web. 19 Oct. 2011.
"Niccolò Machiavelli (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Web. 19 Oct. 2011.
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