The founding fathers attempted to balance order with liberty. They wanted to avoid tyranny, allowing others to participate in politics; giving people a voice. Their foresight into the future affairs of government is believable. If we take in look on how the United States is now, many can argue that the government take advantage of people. A lot of people think that the government gives enough for people to survive, but not enough to keep people poor.
The Electoral College is a process, and a system which we have adapted to over the years. Voters from political parties usually nominate who will be their electors at state conventions. Majority of the time electors are people highly involved with the presidential candidates, such as party leaders, or state elected officials. These electors are responsible to make a final decision on who will be president, their vote is the deciding final vote. I do not think this system is fair, I think it contradicts the fact that as Americans we are given the freedom to vote, but it seems as though the people’s vote actually doesn’t decide much.
Over the course of the election, he has displayed himself as a man from another time, a time of prominent racist and sexist ideals. Trump just makes himself out to be a target and an easy one with all that he says, how can any media outlet not target that? The fact of the matter is that most outlets choose to put down Trump and support Hillary because at least she is trying to set some kind of example while he acts like a child from the 1860`s. He claims that the media is bullying him as if he himself is not one. He acts like they are making up stories, when they have evidence.
The people are needed to help vote on bills put in place along with voting on who would make the best representatives. The success of a president is reliant on the success of the country. President’s Reagan and Roosevelt had opposite ideas but both did what they could to help better the country. From the first day in office, Roosevelt experimented with new ideas, he was not afraid to make mistakes. Reagan was more
Volk’s Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy, is an incredible study. This book will keeo the attention of the readers today because it is still relevant to our lives today, to a much lesser degree. The people who were involved along with the situations change, but the extremist groups, homosexuals, immigrants, veterans, and ex-cons are all trying to find their role in society. Believe it or not, they are using similar strategies that were used in the 1830 's and 40 's. But, even with all their success, these groups will still face discrimination on their journey for full equality.
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’" People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them. This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them.
As Michael Baye writes in the American Economic Review, "the justice system precludes politicians from explicitly selling the prize to the highest bidder. Thus, politicians cannot let it become public knowledge that they are in the business of selling political favors. So an interesting market has been created to overcome this constraint, lobbying" (Baye 1993). Seemingly harsh words by the author, a closer examination of the world lobbyist reside in shows it to in fact be a market to buy and sell political favors. Politicians will always try and mask that this is not the case by proclaiming every bill they support is for the betterment of the local voters.
A voting U.S. citizen does not directly elect the President and Vice President; instead, these voters directly elect designated intermediaries called "electors," who almost always have pledged to vote for particular presidential and vice presidential candidates. Many Americans believe that their vote directly affects who leads the election but that is simply not true. They are voting for their state Electoral College to vote for that candidate. The Electoral College was made way back when, so it has its pros and cons. Is this the right way to vote for the president of the United States.
Many people will say the electoral college hasn’t caused that many problems. When you look at the big picture, both Republicans and Democrats have been hurt by the outcomes of some elections, mainly Bush vs. Gore and Obama vs. Romney. Republicans and Democrats are on board to abolish the electoral college. Just because the electoral college is in the constitution doesn’t mean that it is a good thing. If you look at the constitution you see all of the things that amendments have changed.
It is arguable whether or not electoral college is relevant or not to our society. While many may argue that this system is not convenient, from my perspective it is. There are several statements from the article The Electoral College is an Excellent System by George F. Will that lead me to believe that the electoral college is most suitable for our present life. The electoral college system the most appropriate way of electing the President. Electoral college is convenient in several ways.
Sanders explained that as a young man he objected to the policy and respected those that fought for our country. Interestingly, illegal immigration, a hot topic of the Republican debate, barely rated a comment. Of course, marijuana use was also discussed and then the candidates talked about who probably hated them the most. Webb’s response about someone in Vietnam trying to kill him but not being around today was a bit creepy. After watching the Democratic debate, it was obvious that the debate was nothing less than the Hilary Clinton’s show and the other candidates are just there to make her look smarter and more qualified to lead this country.
At the start, Senator Luis Gutierrez is at the spearhead of the immigration debate with the group of eight to produce a bill. The meetings were going strong but as time continued, the group fizzled out to nothing. The group of eight was mainly democrats so when the word of these meeting became public the republicans saw this as a treat. People at the epicenter of the immigration reform push saw what was happening and they knew a bipartisan solution was required. In order for that to happen civic engagement had to be practiced so that “policies, ideologies, and outcomes” (Levine, 2013) are promoted.
Often we really do elect representatives because we believe they’re good at their jobs. An inadvertent consequence would be giving the president more power. The challenge to amend the constitution to implement the changes to filling the seats of elected positions. The ones who are currently holding these positions would have to draft legislation to make these changes. The ones who are currently making a career out of politics would have no interest in the change.
The media has portrayed Trump to be a racist, homophobic, sexist, bigot. And Hilary has a corrupt women who would ultimately would be the best of two evils. With no type of qualifications to run our country. Various sexual assault charges, and racial discrimination, Trump was stamped as the poster man for what American doesn 't need to prosper. The media exposing example after example as to why no good can come from him as president and isn 't concerned with change only concerned with power.