For a globalizing world, people who favor the strong party government suggest that responsible parties are essential for problems such as global warming and terrorism. However, the advantage of party government cannot compensate its disadvantages. First and foremost, the nature of party government would increase the conflicts in American politics. The party government does represent the majority, meaning that there is potential for some minorities and interests groups are not properly represented. This would lead to further conflicts in politics.
After completing the mock Congress simulation, I obtained a greater understanding in how a bill becomes a law in addition to the factors that may prevent its passage. The diversity of roles that students were assigned as representatives offered a glimpse into how complex the legislative process really is. Bills are passed with the near universal intent of positively impacting the American people. However, this impact may not be universally distributed across demographics and in some cases it can hurt the constituents that one represents. With so many agendas, public and private, clashing and coinciding with each other in Congress, even the smallest of bills require a massive collective effort to become law.
This of course is predicated on the belief that the public’s opinion will influence the actions of their representatives in Congress since representatives want to be reelected. In modern use, particularly with television and looser campaign finance regulations, Presidents now are more sending a message to party leadership or interest groups, letting them either take up the issue in Congress or mobilize the people. Of the powers a President has, the power of influence; especially in modern, media-driven society, is paramount. Although another aspect of Presidential power is the idea of executive privilege, or being able to keep all conversations the President has private. This is perhaps one of the more controversial powers given to the President because it begs the question of how a President can be held responsible if the people don’t know what they are doing?
The Bureaucracy is often the battleground for the three branches of government as well as for outside interests. As Wilson argued, clientelism, which is when political parties use public resources, and particularly government offices, as a means of rewarding political supporters, is self-perpetuating. Interest groups ignore the criticisms of other groups with a broader but weaker interest in the policy, because the policy is of great important to the interest group. These interest groups often have mutually dependent and advantageous relationships between bureaucratic agencies and congressional committees and subcommittees. The bureaucracy constantly seeks to expand its size, budgets, and
The system may seem confusing or unnecessary, but its importance is revealed by the care taken by the Founding Fathers in designing the Electoral College, which was described in more detail and at greater length than any other issue addressed in the Constitution (Guelzo and Hulme). Despite this, many still call for a shift to a popular vote system for the presidential election; however, such a change would be a mistake. The Electoral College should not be abolished and replaced by a popular vote because it is necessary to uphold the structure of the United States government, to protect the interests of the whole nation, and to preserve the integrity of the presidential election. Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population. Critics of the Electoral College condemn it as a relic of a bygone era.
Political parties serve countless roles in America’s government. Foremost, it needs to be said they are crucial to America’s political system. The political parties are the heart and brain of our government's body, urging people to conceive and feel different ways on different topics whether the controversy is over how money is distributed or the way immigrants should be treated or dealt with. With each party having a biased view it shows how a group can be increasingly powerful with bountiful amounts of support, names and divisions can be heard. Democrats are widely known to be liberal rather than conservative.
By choosing to create an entirely new political structure in the form of the national conventions, the Republicans were being proactive in their strategy of eliminating the opposition, rather than reacting to their fear of the state legislators. It is possible that there may have been an undercurrent of fear that influenced their decisions, but such an argument would be hard to
Leaders in position of power like the King’s have to discover and maintain a fine balance between confidence and overconfidence. That fine line quite literally can be the difference between life or death. The issue of overconfidence in positions of power is directly reflected in the current politics in the United States. While it may not be life or death for the people in power, it does toe the line of keeping or losing their power. As well as, their decisions can very well be life or death for the people they are supposed to be protecting and ruling over.
Although political parties may cause contention between Americans, parties are critical to the success of our constitutional system because parties provide party labels and mobilizes the voters by increased the participation of the common people. Political parties create conflict by making it difficult for a common man’s voice to be heard. Because there are only two political parties, it makes it difficult for individuals with different points of view to be recognized. However, for the same reason, only having two political parties is beneficial because it allows politicians to mobilize the voters. Politicians go about this by promoting Americans to be involved in the political process.
Because of this, Hofstede Insights (n.d.) states that “there is a huge need for laws and rule. In order to minimize anxiety, people make use of a lot of rituals.” According to Halub et al (2012) this culture tends to have less tolerance for life’s uncertainties. The culture in the U.S. is a society that is more acceptance of uncertainty. Americans’ are likely to accept new ideas, innovate products and show a willingness to try something different or new. They tend to be more tolerant of ideas or opinions from anyone and allow the freedom of expression (Hofstede Insights, n.d.).
Additionally, the donated funds may be seen as a service because by helping a campaign the corporation expects political support for certain issues in return. Raich also provided an alternative analysis that is based on an existing regulatory scheme. However, unlike Raich, where there was the existence of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the facts in this case do not indicate that one exists. In order to do a proper analysis that should be added to the facts to see if “Congress had a rational basis for believing that failure to regulate” corporate campaign financing would “leave a gaping hole” in an existing regulation. Raich.
The debate over healthcare and health insurance has been disputed over for many years among politicians. The question many of them ask, along with the citizens of America, is simply whether the state or federal government should control health care. While there are pros and cons to both sides, there is a clear answer to this long fought over issue. Health care should be run by states because they manage their health insurance exchanges more efficiently, maintain the cost and quality of health insurance and care, and are constitutionally and lawfully accountable. States should run the health care system because state-run health exchanges are managed more efficiently than federal-run exchanges.
However, there are some differences which I feel the Republicans should adopt in order to gain more followers. The key policy reforms I feel are necessary to gain more followers are: health care law, government aid to the poor, and immigration. According
The Bush and Truman doctrine have caused a heated debate between the people of America for some time now. Although many people believe that the Truman Doctrine was a better decision than the Bush Doctrine, both doctrines have had their ups and downs. Even though doctrines are solely based on the president’s decisions, perhaps the citizens should also get a say in the
History does show that in countries that were not democratic, the citizenry is less likely to express its disapproval of the current regime fearing consequences. Even in the United States, during the counting of the census falsified information may be given to the government in a way to hide the true identity of the person. Recently passed laws and executive orders like the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency (NSA) especially as a result of a former government contractor by the name Edward Snowden makes the subject of interest to researchers. Study shows that citizens of the United States believe that greater political participation will make it highly likely that they will be a target of government monitoring. More recent monitoring by government in the United States seems to increase the political participation of the United States citizens.