Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist running for the presidency of the United States and one that actively extols of socialistic style policies other nations have implemented. Socialism is a dirty word in American politics and has been lobbed at President Barack Obama since his first campaign. Yet, Senator Sanders embraces the socialist moniker, co-opting the term, and using it to his advantage. Senator Sanders is vehemently opposed to the influences of big money on elections and a tenant of Senator Sander’s platform is to completely rail against corporations buying elections in a country that mostly views corporations favorably. The dichotomy of these ideologies does not fit with Senator Sander’s current standing
We are too distracted by Bernie Sanders hair or Donald Trump’s insults to listen to their political views. Liberals in Vermont are too excited to have a candidate from their little state that they won’t hear anything they don’t want to, Sanders to them embodies everything a president should be. Trump’s supporters believe they have a chance to have a president who will speak honestly, even if it is painful or insulting, and who will make America great again. It is the idea that you will always support the democratic nominee if you are democrat regardless of what they are saying or what they have done. People will blindly defend someone running in the party they support rather then choosing a candidate based on their opinions and beliefs.
First, it must be understood exactly why Conservatives should care about what the Left thinks. The Left has constantly been trying to portray conservatism as bigoted and racist. Not saying that Trump is bigoted and racist, but Trump gives the Left a concrete example to use against conservatives. A majority of Trump’s supports are not racists, but there is a small sub-sect of his followers that are very “loud” and are, indeed, white nationalists. Given that the Left can look at Trump and say to independents or other potential future conservatives, “Do you really want to vote for, join a party, or subscribe to an ideology that really is racist and bigoted, as proven by Donald Trump’s presidency/candidacy?”
Question two As the chairman for the Republican National Convention and knowing that Buckley V Valeo decision will not be soon changed, I would argue against changing the current campaign system in the most spectacular way. I would get on air and frame as the case as the liberal media trying to suppress free speech. I would attack the media on its double standards and vendetta against businesses. The press demands to know the inner working of institutions, yet it hardly respects other people’s right to assemble nor does it promote candidates that reflect the views of people whom want to make America great.
He ran for reelection and was going against his personal enemy Henry Clay, who was representing the Whig Party. This party strongly supported the Second Bank and so Clay urged Biddle to apply for a new charter. Even though this passed both houses without any trouble, Jackson vetoed it. Jackson soon defeated Clay in the election and began to make his own changes to the bank. He ordered his treasury secretaries to remove federal deposits from the bank and to place them in 23 state banks so that he could destroy the Second Bank.
Mr. O’Malley, a lifelong Democrat and onetime chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, seemed comfortable playing the insurgent as he took the stage. He urged Democrats to draw a sharp contrast with the discourse among the Republican presidential candidates. “Silence and complacency in the face of hate is not an honorable option,” he said, alluding to Donald J. Trump’s divisive remarks about immigration and women. “We must stand before the American people and show them we have a better way.”
Because of these infringements on the rights of the people, Andrew Jackson was not a champion of the common man; the nickname “King Andrew,” from his opponents was accurate. When he was elected president, Andrew Jackson felt that he needed to remove John Quincy Adams’ appointees from office. To him, the clear answer was to replace them with his own followers and friends, creating a government where only one political party was effectively represented by presidential appointments. This use of the spoils system put people who were not qualified in powerful positions simply as a reward for supporting Jackson. He also had thirteen unofficial members in his cabinet to advise him.
The possibilities of Donald Trump winning the election are low because his votes can be drastically affected by his previous negative comments. This implies that Trump has been targeting people with racial negative comments that affect the whole United States. “The American people are not going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, Muslims, women, veterans, insulting virtually everybody who is not like Donald Trump.” (Bernie Sanders) This statement supports my opinion in which Donald Trump’s election can come to an end with his discriminating comments.
It annoys me greatly how some, not all, white men shut out the Democrats for talking about issues such as birth control and Obamacare, but then throw themselves into debates about abortion. The impression I received from the article is that they do not care about issues which do not affect them, yet still need to exert some sort of
Louis D. Brandis once said… “Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” In our government, we get to vote on who we choose to represent us. One of the representatives we vote for is our president. Now, the United States president has a lot of power- he or she is able to veto legislation, make treaties, and command the armed forces, along with some other responsibilites as well.
Party polarization is the division between the two major parties on most policy issues, with members of each party is unified around their party’s position with little crossover. The competing explanations for polarization are how congressional representatives are elected, lawmakers selecting a candidate for office and as congressional districts and states have become more homogeneous. Every 10 years, congressional district geographic boundaries are redrawn so that each district has roughly the same population. These districts are increasingly drawn to be safe for one political party or another so that the district has a clear majority of either republicans or Democrats. This process is known as gerrymandering.
In the book Culture War? The Myth of Polarized America the author Morris P. Fiorina details how the country believes that America is separated into two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans with a few swing voters in between. However, the author states the actuality is that more people are on the inside of the lines rather than extreme liberal ideologies and extreme conservative ideologies. The author discusses controversial topics such as abortion and gay marriage and shows examples as to why polarization on these topics are not seen in America. He goes on to explain how America is actually quite the opposite in that the nation is depolarizing their views on these contentious topics.
Voting is one of the many civic duties, as an American citizen, that is the most exercised. In the recent years, the voter turnout has increased from the previous years, but the turnout is still less than desired. In the 2008 presidential election alone, 61.7% of the eligible United States population voted and 53.7% of the eligible Texan population voted. This is much better than previous years, but still does not show a collective effort on the part of all eligible populations to vote. Americans have been known to have low voter turnouts.
I think America’s greatest gift to my generation is the freedom that allows each individual to reach their full potential. After much dedication, commitment, and perseverance, past generations have made being the best you can be possible. Freedom is the power to act, speak, or think the way you want to without restraint. Being free is important because it leads to creativity, originality, and an overall high quality in life. People who live in freedom tend to ignore it and take it for granted.
In the farewell speech of George Washington (1796), the outgoing president warned that the creation of political factions "sharpened by the spirit of vengeance" would certainly lead to "formal and permanent despotism." Despite warnings from Washington, two of his closest advisers, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, helped form the factions that led to the dual party system in which the United States operates today. Other men, including James Madison and John Adams, also contributed to the formation of political parties, but Hamilton and Jefferson came to represent the divisions that shaped the national political landscape at the beginning. Although both men had been active in the revolutionary effort and in the foundation of the United States, Jefferson and Hamilton did not work together until Washington appointed Jefferson as First Secretary of State and Hamilton as First Secretary Of the Treasury. From the beginning, the two men fed