The more equal a society, the more noticeable inequalities become. Restlessness is dangerous to democracy because it makes working towards a goal without instant gratification difficult. After observing the American democracy, Tocqueville is able to create ways to combat the issues he witnessed and design a stronger democracy. Associations reduce the effects of individualism. By forming associations with others, citizens are able to gain power to combat big government.
As an American, and a human service professional, my primary job is to address the hypocrisy and moral corruption and confliction of those individuals and systems who solely convey America’s constitutional banner, but neglects its moral practicality. Americans think that by making everyone equal, constitutively and legislatively, we would effortlessly develop a moral society. Morality assumes that people have advantages over others such physical wellness, as skin-pigmentation, sexual identification, autonomy from mental illness and it dictates that we do not take advantage of those who are disadvantaged. Systems and society at large should not use our differences to justify the unjustifiable: inhumanly treatment and exclusion of other humans.
The “Federalists”, supporters of the Constitution, were up against a loosely organized group know as “Antifederalist.” “Antifederalists” believe that there is no one to protect the rights of the people. Federalists, believe that the Constitution provides a perfect way to govern life in America. The constitution is a great document, and should ratified. The fundamental basic for government and law, is the concept of the social contract. According to this, human beings live as individuals in a society, they must establish a contract whereby they agree
Another example of the anti federalists taking action of protecting their rights is in the 1st amendment. The 1st amendment says that people have right to freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly and the right to petition against the government. This proved that they would not let their government stop them from voicing their opinions and trying to change how their government ran if they did not agree. These rights were necessary for all to continue tolerating their government and agree with the rights that were being
If you do not agree with your government, simply leave and find another government you do agree with. Additionally, Locke’s plan protects the citizens by giving them leave to make their own decisions. Hobbes’s view is doubly flawed: his opinion on human nature forces his government to fail morally. Locke’s idea of government is far better than Hobbes’s because he prevents the ruler from taking advantage of the
Theodore Roosevelt said, “The government is us; we are the government, you and I.” The government is an organization created to create and enforce rules. What good are those rules if they single out certain people, deny civil rights, and promote harmful actions though? In the first place, the government is supposed to be a voice for the people.
A society should be aware of its government and how far the government will go to protect them. A society should know what role they will play in their own protection, and what they will stand for in the name of freedom and safety. A society should not go too far in sacrificing one 's freedom for safety. A person should be able to live their own life without the government stepping in and approving/disapproving of everything. If a society relies solely on the government, the government will become too powerful.
The United States of America uses a system of democracy to govern the country. In a democratic government, citizens have the right to voice their opinion regarding who will run their country and their tactics in doing so. American citizens should not be required to vote because mandating voting would take away from the overall meaning of a democracy. Democracy is about freedom and by making voting compulsory, the freedom of citizens is limited (Text 4, line 11). A democratic government is established with the intention of giving more rights and power to its citizens.
The United States Constitution is a undemocratic plan for the government. Democracy means the citizens of the country will elect a leader who will be responsible their country and must be capable for their politics. The democracy government has few major element which makes up the government. The government must include equal representation for all citizens. In democracy, it is a key principle to protect citizens rights.
Because of the rise of individual rights in response to a state regulated belief system, the idea of tolerance, or the “way of reconciling radically divergent of human community,” or a way to find a middle ground. Tolerance is the tool with which the common good is carved out of civil society. It is a mediator between individual rights and a commitment to communal goods. Without tolerance the idea of civil society would not have a structure to stand on. Tolerance allows for discussion to occur in a democratic civil society, without this discussion one would never be able to paint a picture of what the common good for all people actually is, one would only be able to tell others what their own common good is.
If we want to change then, we need to hold our politicians accountable for everything they do. Likewise, we are the people who elect our representatives, and in the present day, we as citizens have failed on all possible levels of our civic responsibilities. Thus, if somehow, one day, our political system will be something like Social Democracy, then we can begin address those issues because then those issues will be expressed on as a collective struggles viruses individual flaws. We, as people, should see the social wealth net as something positive that benefits our society, and not as government robbing us through taxation. It is very easy to suggest rehabilitation clinics and drug awareness, but it just will not happen in our times because our government just will not do it.
The lawyers were a type of Aristocrat and he held them on a different scale. He was impressed with our system of Justice of the Peace. The local government acts as a school for democracy, and makes people join offices. Alexis believed that democracy trickles up rather than down. Freedom of Press is important to a democracy, but he thought if it becomes too powerful it can become a threat to democracy.
176). An effective party will be able to present and carry out programs that they propose. However, if the cynicism of the public and the ineffectiveness of the party system continues to escalate, the nation may eventually witness the disintegration of the two major political parties. The two-party system is an essential part of our national government because if “[reinforces] the constitutional framework within which the voter may without peril exercise his freedom of political choice” (pg. 178).
They believed that because people are instinctively selfish, that people would have a hard time coexisting in a land where all people were supposed to be treated equal. Though the government was created to aid the people, it was also established to teach the people how to “live properly”. The fact that the constitution was written in the mindset that people needed to be, in a sense, controlled is was and remains a controversial topic. Many view the constitution’s favor for the rich, white, and male property owners was not so much of an “easier way to unify a nation” but more of a list of who it was going to be more desireable to govern. These facts aside, in order to instill equality to a newlywed nation, the people were given some basic human rights and the power to choose who was going to represent them in order to still make sure that the people were still the basis of the new government while still having control over them.
One cannot deny that going against the majority of the people is something that is unwanted and usually will not benefit the whole nation. Although this is true, I affirm that it is appropriate to go against the government with the intentions of not harming anyone. Majority does not always mean that it is morally right. In the article “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, he asks, “Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?...Why has every man a conscience, then?” (Thoreau). The decisions of the major part of society can sometimes exacerbate the morals of the nation as a whole.