But recently gerrymandering has become more controversial because people feel that it has taken away their rights as a voter and it swings the votes to one side by a big percentage. Current cases are before the courts to decide if gerrymandering is legal. Some states have been discussing whether it should still be allowed during elections. “Many efforts are underway to remedy this political
While we may be considered a democratic society, we do not involve enough of our citizens in the democratic process. Since most people do not vote we are not truly a democracy. If more eligible voters were to vote, it would greatly change how our political system currently works. A broader spectrum of voters would shape policies and decisions differently. The additional voters would aid in more accurately deciding upon what the entirety of society wishes.
Salvarez: Yes, the general public does not always have the education to be able to elect a suitable candidate for this demanding job. The voting public is also not always interested in what is best, sometimes it is what is aesthetically pleasing or a political facade. Ms. Mejia: Could you explain to our listeners what judicial review is? Mrs. Salvarez: Of course, the quickest way to summarize judicial review is having the power to review and cancel laws if they are determined unconstitutional, it also holds the power to undo public policy. Ms. Mejia: Do you have an example from a recent case that you could provide?
With the Electoral College people are “Ignoring New York, California and Texas or nearly 30% of the population”(Passage 3) People may not even get to choose who they vote for. With the electoral vote it makes states like Ohio more important than Rhode Island because it is a “swing state.” The process for the Electoral College is not even the same in some of the states because each state has it’s own rules. It also makes elections so much more complicated than it needs to be. The Electoral College takes away power from the people, and that is the foundation that this country was supposed to be built on. The Electoral College should be discontinued because it gets rid of the people’s power that they have in the nation, it makes makes it so that every vote is an important vote, and the whole Electoral College system is messed up since each state has their own rules.
Both the strengths and weaknesses can be evident in each party. Some of the strengths in a political party include positive leadership and beneficial proceeding policies to the public. The weaknesses that can be found in a political party is the failure to develop a policy and leadership problems such as the multiple changes in a short period of time. However for a political party to win an election they will need to successfully identify the weaknesses of the existing government and create a better and more believable policy or to counteract policy issues as an electoral factor . Many political parties developed a strategy to try and achieve this.
Obviously, when a country has a multiple political party system for governing, there will be vast differences in political opinion and policy. The two major political parties in the United States are different in many aspects of their beliefs and underlying platforms. Most people think of the Democratic Party as being more liberal, whereas the Republican Party is seen as more conservative in their values and policies. This is not always the case and furthermore they do not always disagree. However, there are some differences which I feel the Republicans should adopt in order to gain more followers.
If legitimacy is lost, it could lead to chaotic conditions because when people start to doubt the government, uprising and rebellion could be the very results to this. If certain groups vote in greater numbers than other groups, there could be a gap as to the privileged-citizens and the unrepresented most especially in influencing law makers making governmental policies. He also mentions that the biggest advantage of compulsory voting is that if there’s an enhancement in the voter turnout, bias against the less-privileged citizens is removed and that participation is equalized. Much more, vote buying is alleviated if there’s compulsory voting because the electorates are left with no choice but to
Loose Versus Strict Interpretation The constitution today is used in a loose interpretation. Although it is questioned by many Democratic republicans who believe that the constitution should be interpreted in a stricter manner. While the Federalists debate the government should have a loose construction. Both parties fear that the united states will be in danger without their views. Who came up with these vastly different views of government, you might ask.
There are a couple of different groups that want this; one of these is the people that identify as liberals. They believe that people should censor what they say so they do not offend other people or to get rid of racism (“Political correctness”). This would be fine if they didn 't want to take away all opposing opinions and not let people say what they want to say or do what they want to do. Another group that wants censorship is the people who want the government to have more power over its citizens. They want this so they can’t be stopped if they want to take all the power.
The likelihood of many of them voting is high, and some people want to keep it that way, unlawful as it may be. These illegal votes have been said to be “enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections, (https://ww2.odu.edu/~jrichman/NonCitizenVote.pdf).” Another point of contention will be that the setting up of a system of voter ID will be too costly and difficult, but in the long run, a system of Voter Identification can only benefit our