I Believe that the power should belong to the people of this country. We as a nation should have a say on who is president or any part of our government, we are the land of the free and if we did not have a say in who was running our country then how free would we be? The part of Madison’s number 39 that I agree with the most is, that “the president can be impeached at any time (Madison 2008).” The president holds a lot of power and is the main face of our country so if he is doing something that is a disgrace or trying to have more power then he/her has then they should be able to be impeached at any time for their actions. Madison also goes on to talk about Judges and “The tenure by which the judges are to hold their places, is, as it unquestionably ought to be, that of good behavior (Madison 2008).” I agree with this statement they also have an important job and should be held to high standers in order to keep their position as a judge. We elect these people to do a good job and expect them to do so, and it is nice to know that if we can’t count on them they will lose their position they have.
The Framers of the Constitution chose to use the Electoral College as the method for selecting the president as it assured that the president would be capable and qualified, eliminated corruption, and lessened turmoil in the election process. The Electoral college was a successful method of election as it eliminated corruption from the process. In The Federalist 68 Alexander Hamilton points out, “They have not made the appointment of President to depend on any preexisting bodies of men, who might be tampered with beforehand to prostitute their votes” (The Federalist 68). The electors have no preconceived notions about the president, and will not allow their votes to be bought out. They are unbiased which allows for a fair and uncorrupt election.
The representatives in parliament are elected by the people and they have to be responsible to the people and protect them. The representatives in parliament has no greater power than what is given to them and they cannot act against the best interests of the people. Political parties has to earn respect from the public in order to succeed. Today parliamentary sovereignty is done away with and the Supreme law is the Constitution
It was seen as unconstitutional and dictatorial. Since then each party had different views on how the government should be run in regards to interpreting the Constitution. The Jeffersonian Republicans believed in powerful state governments, to establish an agrarian, and decentralized federal government. In a letter to Gideon Granger, a fellow republican and a future cabinet member, he described his belief of a strict analysis or the "preservation of" the federal Constitution for a strong state government. He stated that one government cannot direct all the affairs within the country, but a state government can conduct its affairs more efficiently and productively.
Although the Progressive movement was highly influenced American politics, it was only effective during the terms of certain presidents and over certain people. Presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt were all presidents that used the Progressive movement to influence American politics. They all believed that moral reform, an expansion of democracy, and regulation of the economy was the goal for America. Throughout all of their terms, each president changed and added to American society and politics based off of the Progressive view. Theodore Roosevelt was the first Progressive president who made huge adjustments to the American political system while in office.
This compromise helped give each state equal say in the government. As John Samples said to the Cato Institute in In Defense of the Electoral College, “ … the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections… an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving… federalism is central to our grand constitutional effort to restrain power.” (Doc C). Since this nation is founded on federalism (the sharing of power between national and state governments), it only makes sense that each individual state would want equal say in the nation’s government. Samples knew that to keep the government running smoothly, each state needed equal representation in the government, thus the Electoral College. Along with keeping balance between the states, the Electoral College also helps keep independent parties under
Furthermore, Paine considered it to be a privilege of the country to decide its legislature, to gain individual rights, and to obtain their freedom. Additionally, Paine approved of the Bill of Rights that were included in the constitution and saw them as something that could be used throughout the world for the good of all. For example, Gordon Duff wrote, “His idea of strengthening the Articles of Confederation was to ‘add a Continental legislature to Congress, to be elected by the several States.’” (Paine qtd. in
It has thus organised a political system which allows States to be quite independent, having many rights and powers, including the making of their own Constitution... The Federal system impacts the way American citizens vote ; the Electoral College results in it. However, according to some people, the Electoral College is an obstacle to freedom of choice and liberty of expression for the electors. Then, in what extend the Electoral College could act as a brake on democracy? On the one hand, the pros Electoral College, as William Kimberling (Deputy Director FEC office of Election Administration), point to that « important political powers are reserved to States » since they are represented « according the size of their population ».
They would instead offer different reasons as to what makes America great and not so great, for example; many people on either side would believe that the US is a Democracy, well I can tell you that the US is both a Democracy and a Republic. Democracy by definition is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority. A Republic or in our case a Constitutional Republic is defined as a state where the officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens. Now the US being both offers us the benefits and freedoms of both systems, making us technically a Democratic Constitutional
It is quite clear how political parties play an important role in today’s modern democratic world. They control the decisions of the government, compose up majority members for any countries parliament and also help assist in the appointment of party members to aid constitutional courts. For my essay I will be looking at, what parties are, how parties get their resources, how do they receive funding / has this changed over time and finally the consequences for the ways a party will operate. Political parties in other parts of the world such as United States are primarily candidate-focused parties. Elsewhere, such as in democratically developing countries they are more focused around a single leader party that can be described as transient.