Is Gerrymandering a Controversial Topic? Gerrymandering is a process where the ruling political party uses the map of their state to draw lines that create voting districts in favor of their party. The result of this is that it doesn’t reflect the voters political views. For about 200 years the government has used gerrymandering during political elections and it continues to be used today (King, Elizabeth) .
Today many favors are traded in order to get things done in Washington and other forms of government. While this is seen as a loophole around corruption, it often causes representatives to not do exactly what they have been elected for. In one scene, the lobbyists are shown in the gallery at the House of Representatives hand picking which democrats they will try to “persuade” to change their vote. The group is also shown in different scenes offering money and highly sought after jobs for a change of vote in order to gain support for the bill. It is shown that president Lincoln knows of the lobbying efforts but throughout the movie is is unclear if he knows the full extent of the bribery that is occurring.
This led to many different conflicts especially during his political career. He had many disagreements with other politicians when they thought differently than himself, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr, but one conflict that he had that did not include politics was his affair with Maria Reynolds. This affair was thought to be one of the first major scandals in the country’s history (Biography.com 30). As for the political conflicts, they mostly consisted of letters being published about the other person to humiliate them or to cause them to lose their political influence, but some ended with a duel. In the case of Thomas Jefferson, he and Hamilton had opposing views and both spent a lot of time trying to discredit the other, in the case of John Adams, Hamilton was afraid that he did not share his political views and did not want someone like that as president so he tried to sway the voting so that Adams would be vice president instead (Britannica 15).
A faction is basically a group of people who all agree upon the same thing and their point of view is different from other factions. factions can be small and others can be big, but each one is different. factions are organized and there are many factions inside the U.S. Why is Madison concerned about factions?
Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
Roosevelt faced many opponents in his rule for not doing enough or doing too much to help. He said “I am waging a war against Destruction, Delay, Deceit and Despair”. Roosevelt in the extremity of sorting out “destruction” and “despair” had to take drastic measures. As a result, the New Deal did not benefit everyone causing a great deal of controversy. Some of his policies were seen as an attack on individual freedom and the aging American constitution.
Our president is handling this issue wrong. Instead of bringing this issue to one of his major attentions, he is just calling the select that are kneeling out on social media. These individuals may be in the wrong, but the have the right to speak freely. Many also believe that the players need to stop complaining because they are some of the highest paid beings in the country due to our citizens paying taxes. They benefit the most from our country's government, so why
The Patriot Act In post nine eleven America there was and still is a hysteria regarding terrorism. People were scared for their lives every time they went outside Bureaucrats and politicians were in a state of “fear” for themselves and their families. Politicians saw this as a time to do what they wanted in congress with terrorism as a cover story. This fear enacted many new bills and laws, but none were as controversial as the Patriot Act. From an observational standpoint this act was seen as any other to Americans in fear of terrorist acts.
Censorship in Todays America Censorship has been a topic of debate for decades. Despite the existence of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, the United States has a long history of censoring literature. Most Americans believe that it is unethical to stifle freedom of expression, but often some of the First Amendment’s biggest supporters are its worst enemies. It shocks many to see how rampant it still is in the present day. This paper will show examples of how governments, religious institutions, and schools try to limit first amendment rights through censorship.
There are numerous incidents that we can’t believe in the world, so many people often suspect that it was behind on the incident, and then people feel interest in them. It is called “conspiracy theories”. Some people think that all incidents happen for a reason such as control and order of the government or mafia. People wonder why people usually seem to doubt it themselves. Some experts insist that is because it occurs when supply of information is less than demand of information.
America is having a lot of trouble with today’s government. Many people agree that the government is unjust and is not as free as stated. Although American citizens get a lot of freedoms, politically our country is unfair. With the “elected representatives” they do not produce what the people want. Simply not having many voting citizens, many debates such a gun debates, and police brutality take part in the not so democratic government of the United
Not all of America responded kindly to FSA’s photos and documentaries, or to the New Deal for that matter. Many claimed photographers and filmmakers along with Eastern bureaucrats sensationalized and “exaggerated the damage of the Dust Bowl, had vilified an entire region in order to score political points for the Roosevelt administration” (Dunaway, 2005, pp. 54-55). Though many alleged FSA photos were politically driven, Stryker held steadfast to his ideals and denied they served as government propaganda (Gordon, 2006; Brennen & Hardt, 1999; Stange, 1989). Some have argued the photos themselves were not propaganda, but became propaganda because of how they pushed a specific ideology on the public.
Finally a totalitarian government will lie to their citizens so that they are always correct. In the novel of "1984" the party would constantly lie to the citizens about who they were fighting or about what rations that they were going to receive and would then correct any form of evidence saying anything else. This was used by our own country many times like when the government lied about the amount of soldiers we had during the war against Iraq (Richard Sisk, " Number of US Troops in Iraq More Than 4,000, Exceeds Previous Claims", 2016, p.1). This shows the use of restrictions and censorship in a totalitarian government to control their
In the age of instance access to news, most people would argue we are more connected than ever to world events, however many people would be surprised how arcuate the information we receive through traditional news media is. I think George Carlin sums up this up when he said “…My mind doesn’t work that way, I got this real moron thing I do, it’s called thinking and I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions… I have certain rules I live by. My first rule, I don’t believe anything the government tells me… and I don’t take very seriously the media or the press in this country” what Mr. Carlin is referring to is what Chomsky calls manufactured consent, the deliberate manipulation of the news to suit the needs of the powerful
Political parties hold far too much power in today’s election process and need to be abolished. Parties were originally only intended to serve as temporary coalitions for specifically controversial elections, and yet every election since the late 1700’s has been won by a specific party. The existence of political parties has had quite a few negative effects on America including the division of people, a lack of communication, and violence between opposing sides (U.S. History.org). The idea that political parties are dangerous is not a new concept.