Popular vote is very direct; one vote for every person. It’s a common belief among political critics that the popular vote is a more fair system and will encourage a higher number of voter turnout. Under the restrictions of the Electoral College, specifically in lower populated states, some voters could feel an overwhelming sense of support for a specific candidate. This would give the voter the feeling that their vote would carry no meaning and in turn could cause a lower voter turnout. Since higher populated states have more electoral votes, many believe that the lower populated areas will be neglected.
The concept of morality is commonly believed to be a byproduct of religion with “[n]early half of Americans believ[ing] that morality is impossible without belief in god” (Pyysiäinen 44). Yet, the correlation between the two seems to be less concrete with research showing that “[c]ountries with high rates of religiosity tend to have higher rates of homicide, juvenile mortality (including suicide), sexually transmitted diseases and adolescent pregnancy, and abortion ( 45). Moreover, a study evaluated by Pyysiäinen finds that “religiosity has little to nothing to do with how people evaluate the goodness or badness and acceptability vs. non-acceptability of particular moral judgements” (Pyysiäinen 47). Instead of religion creating morals, Broom
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
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” This quote was said by Jesus Christ in Mark 8:34 of the Holy Bible. Jesus has influenced many in this world as the creator of the Christian Faith. With 84 percent of the world 's population Jesus has had a large influence on today’s religion. Jesus has influenced people today with his effect on his community, how he was influential, and his big steps in influencing the world. To begin, Jesus has influenced our whole world but it started in his community.
We take our blessings for granted, only reach out to God in times of need or when convenient, and view faith and our relationship with God as a sort of piece of us (our "Sunday" selves, if you will) rather than the most important, all-encompassing, and defining feature of our lives. I believe that Jesus is more relevant in the world today than ever, and I feel that people questioning the importance of Christianity is a direct cause. The vast majority of Americans
Peter Irons’ Brennan vs. Rehnquist discusses the philosophical differences between Supreme Court Justices William Brennan and William Rehnquist, but on a deeper level, the importance of having a balance of ideas within the Judiciary Branch. Brennan’s ideology, as a lawyer and judge, tended to be more progressive by focusing on the dignity of all people. However, Rehnquist had conservative proclivity and believed that whoever held the majority should subject their own morals upon those in the minority, which is directly at odds with the beliefs of his more liberal counterpart. The author also states that the members of the Supreme Court are selected by publicly elected officials, meaning that the general population of voters hold an important
In the 1600s many emigrants from England came to settle in North America. Most of the English at the time were Christian, and one of the several reasons to explore was to spread the word of God. Most of the documents mention how the new colonists must serve their God and keep themselves holy and to not indulge in temptations that would stray them from their original goals. However, by the 1700s the distinct group that settled in the New England region was split into two groups. The split of the two groups came from gold diggers, the temptation of gold overweight their original goal, thus causing the group to split into two groups, the Christians and the Gold Diggers.
The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left a controversially delicate 4-4 split within the Supreme Court betwixt the liberal and conservative minded remaining eight Justices. In the wake of this doubly devastating event, President Barack Obama has been forced into the predicament of deciding whether or not he should nominate a replacement for Scalia, a situation which has been worsened by the current status of an election year. Unsurprisingly, many Democrats have shown support for Obama’s choice to appoint a nominee himself, while many Republicans have voiced support for an alternative: allow Scalia’s vacancy to remain until the next president has been sworn into office and is able to make the nomination. Regardless of support or disdain for his decision, President Obama has chosen to nominate Merrick Garland as Justice Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court. The anticipated
It was known as the “New England way” because so many New Englanders were Puritans (“ Puritans”). The pilgrims who made the dangerous journey on the Mayflower were Puritans (“Religion in the Colonies”). The Puritans disliked the Catholic Church and believed the English church should be completely separated from it and its practices (“Puritans”). They believed the Bible should be in the language of the people. Puritans believed that the pope was not ordained by God (“Puritans”).
Judicial Reform in the United States Supreme Court Introduction: Being well known as the “least accountable branch of the government”, it is more than apparent that the time for reform has come in the Supreme Court. While once withholding great reputations, with issues concerning Justices few and far between, it has been noted in previous years that allegations associated with Supreme Court Justices have been more common. The answer for the increasing problematics is simple: the Justices have grown comfortable. Therefore, it is crucial for the good of the nation that our Justices understand that they too are held accountable by the same laws laid out in the United States Constitution that adhere to the very people they are trusted in governing.
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.