He explains in Chapter Nine that it is a Princes best interest to seek support of the common people not only because he can then rise to power with his own accord with a mass of people ready to obey his law, but also because if he lost support of them they would have a more difficult time overthrowing him than the Nobles. 5. It is within the Princes best interest to appeal to the people’s needs if he wishes to keep his position of power. In some cases, appearances do matter more than substance, a prince must know when to appear harsh or soft in the view of his people whether he actually is or not. 6.
US Congress is on the Top Congress is an important part of why the people of United States have freedom. Congress is the foundation of the government. Congress is the voice of the people, but in a larger scale. Congress has the power to apply taxes and collect them too. They also have to the power to manage the money flow, organize the trade and sales of big items in the states, making rules for the country, allowed to declare war and the last one is, to build up funds to take care of the military.
The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other. With some Americans refusing to stay open minded to the beliefs of the opposite political party, our country will get nowhere. As one of our country’s Founding Fathers, Washington would not approve of this, and demand the next president change this. If George Washington was still alive today, he would be able to give the next president advice to transform our country. Someone with the unbiased mindset toward the two main political parties would be a much needed perspective for the next president.
The only problem that would be bad for this is if the dictator seated is an extreme leader who would see violence as the best way to bring peace and stability to the country. If the leader does not have the public’s interest on his side, it would be hard to maintain his power and stability of ruling in that certain nation. In times of crisis, this type of government would be a good resort in order to bring back a good government to the country. Since we are facing so many dilemmas now, this is a good type of government for
First, World War 1 and 2 show how the president has to deal with other countries to make sure everyone in our country is safe. Also, if it weren’t for our presidents in the World Wars, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Next, the Cold War was a war for powers and our presidents helped us so much by giving us a lot of power in the west. People don’t realize how our presidents have evolved over the ages to become more known and more powerful to make sure that the United States of America is a happy place to live. Also, Iran and Afghanistan also known as ISIS, are miserable terrorists, and this falls under the president’s job to make sure that they don’t come into the United States.
They were scared of tyranny, especially pertaining to the fact that under the new Constitution, the national government, or Congress, would be able to make decisions without even asking for the states’ permission. (Anti-Federalist 1: Brutus). Even though the Constitution called for checks and balances, Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry, was convinced that the president would be the one making all the decisions, not unlike a king. (Bianco and Canon, 44). The national supremacy clause in the Constitution even stated that national law supersedes any state law when there is conflict.
Primarily, individuals such as Andrew Hamilton and James Madison, Federalists, believed in a stronger central government whereas others such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalists, were for larger state government. Federalists were typically untrusting of citizens and the American people, and felt that the more educated individuals involved in government would govern. In contrast, individuals such as Henry and Jefferson believed that government was for the people, and should be given to the people to handle. In today’s standards, the Federalist views typically align with those of the Democratic platform while those with Anti-Federalist views align with those of the Republican
Some argue that the Electoral College supports our democracy: “...the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections. As such, it is an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving” (Doc. C). In this quote, John Samples argues that federalism is important to our nation and this system supports it by giving power to each state. However, the Electoral College was originally founded because the delegates did not believe that the people were educated enough to make a good choice.
Barack Obama, former president of the United States said, “Strongest democracy flourishes from frequent and lively debate.” As Obama said, debate is an essential process in democratic decision making. An authoritarian decision making doesn’t need such process. A dictator tells his sidekicks to do something and everything is done as the dictator says. However, in a democratic society, since everyone’s rights and opinion is respected, a much more complex process is needed. This complex process of proposing an argument rebutting to the argument and conclusively heading to a better way of doing something is called “debating”.
The government in many countries rarely proves itself useful and that obtains most of its power from the majority because they are the strongest group, and will always obey the government and its laws, not because they hold the most legitimate viewpoint. People's first obligation is to do what they believe is right and not to follow the law ordered by the greater mass. When a government is one that is unjust meaning, it does not have the best interests of the people, provides instability in the aid of the people, and would sacrifice its own people for economic or political gain some examples would be Nazi Germany, people should refuse to follow the law and distance themselves from that kind of government (Thoreau, 1849). Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey certain laws of governmental systems solely since you want a change in legislation or government policy, this is all done through nonviolent techniques such as boycotting. Martin Luther King says, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” If people feel as if though a certain law is infringing on their rights, they have the responsibility to ask their government for change, in a civil manner.