At the same time, the political views of average Americans are approaching the same ideals despite age, education, religion, and region. The divide between political positions is far greater than the divide between democrats and republicans in the general public. Even though, the people are not polarized in their ideas if their candidate is polarized then the choices the people make will seem polarized as well. The media has always confused position with choices, For example, people who voted for Bush voted for him because of his leadership and ideals on terrorism rather than his ideas on abortion and same sex marriage. The media likes to skew these positions and write about the latter to show that is where the people are
However, the Court interpreted the Act in a way that made it harmless, and instead used it go against interstate strikes, since they restricted trade, revealing how unsuccessful the government legislation was at curbing businesses’ corruption. On the other hand, according to the Pageant, the Interstate Commerce Act, though not revolutionary, helped stabilize the businesses. The Pageant felt that the Act was still a significant red-letter law, and it did prove to be a good stepping stone for an effective legislation that curbed corruption. Furthermore, the Pageant believed that even though the Sherman Anti-Trust Act had legal loopholes, it still threatened the power of the monopolistic businesses and introduced a revolutionary principle. Unlike the perspective of Zinn, the Pageant argued that both these acts helped start the transformation from private greed to public need, while Zinn strongly believed that the government legislation was not effective at curbing the corruption, highlighting a difference in perspective.
When there is a strong central government then it means that the government would have a strong middle, which can guard against tyranny because it keeps the government successful and strong. The last detail is it's good because no one can gain too much power. This is a good thing because if someone can gain all the power they want they would have too much and there would be tyranny.
The power of the government was most equally distributed amongst the people, states and central government, decreasing the possibility of tyranny. A stable democracy with its inalienable rights also protected the citizens from losing their rights in the event of the formation fo a tyrannical government. However, the government increased the chances for a tyranny to occur through the elastic clause and Gerrymandering. While the Constitution did include stable democraces, inalienable rights and power divisions, all of which protect against tyranny, Gerrymandering and the Elastic Clause allow for tyranny to occur. The colonists created a system in which the government had limited power but enough to maintain the country while the states and the people received equally limited power as well.
This is important because it keeps the nation’s rules simple, orderly, and understandable for the average citizen. Furthermore the Mayflower Compact stated that laws should be made for the general good. In emerging governments this tends to get glossed over. Opting instead to enact laws that will boost their GDP over their country’s general happiness. A happy nation, however, is easier to run, as the natural tendency will be to trust the government, rather than fear or despise it.
The idea of utopian and dystopian societies is noticeably popular due to the fact that society wants equality, however authors show when attempting to have total equality the public can become unethical. Harrison Bergeron shows a corrupt government and society in hopes of a utopia. After Harrison broke out of jail and made the musicians play without their handicaps the text says, “The music began again and was much improved.” This demonstrates how total equality takes away talents and strips people of their individuality. However, for most people their talents are what brings them joy and purpose. The leader or ruler in Harrison Bergeron, The Handicapper General, was also unprincipled.
The main advantage is that it removes the concentration of power from one individual. This ensures that abuse of power is limited. Giving different individuals from varying parties will also result in the creation of checks and balances in the executive. A lieutenant governor from the Democratic Party will be able to check the activities and the undertakings of a Republican governor thus ensuring that they operate within the confines of the law and the powers of their office. Also, the system allows for the introduction or the enforcement of the manifestos held by both parties, thereby resulting in greater benefits to the population.
Over-organization is to stress formal structure, status, rules and details excessively. While over-organization can have bountiful number of effects, a main outcome of over-organization can be stability. While discussing the advantages of the Bokanovsky Process, the Directed stated, "Bokanovsky’s Process is one of the major instruments of social stability!” (Huxley 18). Here, the Director is explaining that an advantage of the Bokanovsky Process is that is creates social stability. In the Brave New World, the Bokanovsky Process and social stability are desired because it creates a group of identical people that lack individuality, resulting in less conflicts and a stable environment since everyone is the same.
In America, many people did not like the ways the government was doing things. Most citizens wanted political parties, so they could side with the government they liked. The Federalists opposed in political parties. They believed it would have divided the nation . The Federalist party is a stronger party for presidency because it stays neutral in foreign affairs, has a strong government, and is able to fix national debt problems.
A majority of good citizens have good citizenship. Being a citizen, means being a follower. Followers with good citizenship, partake in actions most beneficial for society. Leaders however, don’t have to be good citizens because they make and enforce the rules. They have the power over others, and are quite the opposite of the quiet follower.
Bipartisanship is crucial to passing effective legislation. When both party disagree with each other gridlock occurs. This gridlock forces both sides to stonewall the other to get a bill passed that is lopped sided favoring one party over the other. Bipartisanship allows all voices to be heard which creates a bill that congress can pass that represents the greater good of the country rather than one party’s constituency. With bipartisanship congress works smoother and is favored by the country with positive rating.
It emphasizes on the need of improving the party system to ensure that they are representing the public accurately. Unlike the Federalist Papers, this essay supports the need for political parties, since their role is to represent the public and having a two party system allow the public to have a choice between their political view, morals, and promises. The two party system also prevents the government from becoming hyperpluralistic and giving the public multiple positions to take hindering the progress of the nation. Therefore, I believe that this essay is informative and realistic since it acknowledges the existence of factions and, instead of presenting ways to destroy them, it presents information on how the public can improve the performance of the parties in order to improve the
Freedom of Press is important to a democracy, but he thought if it becomes too powerful it can become a threat to democracy. The cure for this is to have a large amount of press to make sure it don’t become too powerful. Political parties were evil, but those parties from the beginning were good because their interests were in property. Whereas politicians during his visit only cared about victory not
Zinn presents his information in a way that he looks at the good and bad the same, focuses a little bit more on the bad than good but is not inclined one way or the other too much if at all. Question 2: The overall view of Schweikart and Allen is patriotic, showing that even through the bad things The United States is a major power off the world and most if not all of its actions are great things. Such as FDR bringing the U.S. out of the Depression, helping win World War 1 and World War 2, and disarming countries of some of their nuclear weapons making the world safer. While the overall view of Zinn is The United States is not all that it’s cracked up to be so to speak, the U.S. has done some very bad things in its past and some of the good things did not turn out to be as good as expected. Such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and how it responded to Labor Unions and strikers.
One advantage is that it eliminates victory based on solely on populations. This gives power to states no matter what size rather than the population of the state. If the Electoral College was not in place this will lead to campaign solely on the big states rather than all. The Electoral College will continue to create and maintain a two party system. It allows for some continuity and stability for the current government.