In the United States, people always talk about freedom and equality. Especially they want elections could be more democratic. In American Democracy in Peril, Hudson’s main argument regarding chapter five “Election Without the People’s Voice,” is if elections want to be democratic, they must meet three essential criteria, which are to provide equal representation of all citizens, to be mechanisms for deliberation about public policy issues, and to control what government does. Unfortunately, those points that Hudson mentions are what American elections do not have. American elections do not provide equal representation to everyone in the country.
This implies that a President can voluntarily resign or be pressured to resign by the Governor General, Prime Minister and Governors, triggering another election so that the people can choose a new President. ROLES & POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT The Head of State would, in this model, perform the ceremonial duties of a national representative. Because the Governor General’s position is retained in this model, those roles and powers would not transfer to the Head of State. Instead, the Head of State would only have 1 other power, which is codified, the ability to “appoint and dismiss State Governors at the behest of the Prime Minister”
We can 't have a free government where the people cannot make the laws they are governed by. •Experience teaches people the need for being careful when creating free governments. •The representation should understand what people want and they should chase after the happiness of the people. •To create a new Constitution, the people in power should have the same goals from the people because the people give the ones in charge power. They only want to do so is by fair representation.
The general election occurs in early November where the population votes, known as the popular vote, for who they would like to be president. However, the popular vote is not used to determine the next president of the United States. The votes from the Electoral College are used to determine the winner of the election. Political parties select who will serve as electors, then the electors will meet and Congress will count the votes for President and Vice President. In order to win presidency a nominee must gain 270 electoral votes, over half of the 538 electoral votes.
Several years after the United States came to be, the Constitutional Convention met to determine how the new nation should govern itself. The delegates saw that it was crucial to have a president and vice president, but the delegates did not want these offices to reflect how the colonies were treated under the British rule. The delegates believed that the president’s power should be limited, and that he should be chosen through the system known as the Electoral College. The Electoral College is a body of people who represent the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the electing of the president and vice president. Many citizens feel that the Electoral College goes against our nation’s principle of representative democracy, while others
Summary The three branches of government should be independent No branch should have power over selecting who makes up the other two branches However, the citizens cannot practically elect individuals for every office for example, the people may not be able to distinguish what makes a good judge (for judicial branch). the government has to be able to govern itself, meaning since men can be greedy, there must be constitutional walls that prevent one branch from becoming too powerful Usually, legislative branch is the most powerful in a republican government The legislative branch is divided into two to avoid an unfair concentration of power Majorities threaten the interests of the minorities Solution one: have a powerful government whose will is more powerful than the simple majority Solution two:
Everyone has the right to vote, but many don’t take that opportunity. In the article “Should Voting Be Mandatory?” Eric Liu tells us that “mandatory voting would prompt more Americans to pay attention to the choices;” people usually never pay attention to their choices, and then complain about it later when everything has already happened. (Par 5). Mandatory voting means that every citizen of the age of 18 and above that has a right to vote must vote. The thing that confuses me the most is that the people from The Civil Rights Movement fought so hard for equal voting rights, but the modern American citizens’ still don’t try to vote even though now all the citizens’ can vote.
Once president Andrew Jackson wielded the executive power of the veto, which he used to excess. The twelve vetoes that were used during his reign overrode congress, the body of elected officials. The representatives of the states are suppose to be the consensus of the people. When Andrew Jackson, a single person refuses the congress's legislation it hinders democracy as less opinions are heard. In Jackson’s head the congressmen are just career politicians disconnected from the american people.
The only changes that would make the Third Party viable would probably be to make the system Parliamentary. What we have now is a “Winner take all system,” which represents our democracy. Parliament is highly unlikely since our founders chose a completely different system. With a system of voting by two-thirds in it allows elected officials the power to change or not change the law. The advantage of a two parties system is a strong central government and constant pressure toward the center.
Have you ever asked yourself "how would the world be if there was no structure to allow people to vote for the person who is leading their country?". How about "Does my vote really count ?" or "does the opinion and choice of me, one person, really make a difference?". These questions aren't simply answered but should be seriously thought of by anybody who is a citizen of a country which has an established government and truly cares about the wellbeing and future of the country that they live in. I will be focused on the importance of voting for the president themselves is important.