First of all, the checks and balances guards against tyranny because if we don't stay in check someone might gain too much power. This is very bad because then if they have all the power they want they can do pretty much whatever they want. Many people would end up not agreeing to the laws they make this would basically guarantee a tyranny. The next reason is because checks keep a strong government. An example is without keeping check then the government wouldn't be as strong because of having multiple people with power there would only be one.
After the fall of Rome, bishops led the early church, the papacy served as authority over the people, and church laws were soon universal. The bishop of Rome was recognized as a superior because Peter was the first authority of the city and that earned some popularity points with the public. For centuries Popes claimed supremacy over the Roman Catholic Church .The power of the see of Constantinople challenged Rome 's power. This led to a slip of the eastern and western churches. The Eastern church resented the Roman enforcement of clerical celibacy and the limitation of the right of confirmation to the bishop.
If people want to share their opinions on how the government is doing, they are able to do so without the fear of getting in trouble with the law. It’s also a way to defend one’s self from courts but in an unharmful way. Freedom of religion is another right to the amendment that is also very important. Freedom of religion is the choice whether a person decides to practice a religion or not. When people are allowed to have freedom of religion, it makes living in the US better due to the fact that not many other countries have this type of practice.
Being a US citizen has its perks, but knowing the amendments to the Constitution is something every citizen should consider, especially the first. Freedom of speech is one of the most important. If people want to share their opinions on how the government is doing, they are able to do so without the fear of getting in trouble with the law. It’s also a way to defend one’s self from courts but in an unharmful way. Freedom of religion is another right to the amendment that is also very important.
The proper and necessary clause in the Constitution is too general, and is dangerous due to the fact that it doesn't list all the powers of government in order to put clear limits on them. The executive branch is given too much power from the Constitution, and there is a probability of it becoming a monarchy soon. The Federalists could argue that a strong national government is needed to deal with problems, like trade and defense, but that does not counter the fact that they carry an army during peacetime, and it could be used to suppress the people. They might also say that a strong executive branch is necessary to to fulfill its responsibilities, this can be countered by the fact that one branch should not be stronger than the others, that was the whole point of the three branches. In conclusion, the Constitution has many errors that need mending.
Since he gave us the freewill to make our own decisions, we are able to choose to worship him or ignore him. He creates an opportunity for a loving relationship between humans and himself. Like the Greeks, we have consequences for our negative actions, but we are also rewarded for our positive actions. Very few times do the Greeks get rewarded by the gods for doing something good. Christians, as a religion, believe in free will; however, God knows what will happen but won’t interfere with our decisions.
It helped push for a constitutional leadership and the separation of church and state. Throughout this time, colonists realized that religious power resided in their hands, not in the government, and allowed the people to be bold when confronting authority. To break off from traditional ideals and form new ones, the idea of revivalism. Denominations were also becoming more prominent, which showed the progress of toleration. Due to the free thinking of religion and how it is an individuals choice to choose denomination, it would lead to freedom and
Whilst it was Cleisthenes who found democracy, it was Pericles who effectively made Cleisthenes’ ideal democracy a reality. Through transferring political and judicial autonomy from the Areopagus to the Assembly of the people, Kagan explained that the Areopagus reform fundamentally progressed Athens from a limited to a full democracy, where the majority of Athen’s population, the lower class Thetes, were granted with previously unheard opportunities such as the authority to govern their own cities. Without Pericles, there is no definite possibility as to whether Athens would have established such an unprecedented reform, which effectively ensured an equal political role to every citizen before the end of its Classical Era. Hence, it is agreed that Pericles was completing the steps towards Athen’s Golden Age of Democracy by encouraging Ephialtes to initiate the radical yet revolutionary Areopagus reform, which was never considered before the Periclean Age. Whilst it was Ephialtes who inaugurated the Areopagus reform,
Religion impacted these colonies more than colonies from the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic regions. Religious Freedom was the key role in the colonies. People were allowed to choose their own religion without the fear of being persecuted or tormented because they chose a different religion than that of the Church. The New England colonies were heavily impacted by religion during their development. Church officers had ran the Churches and the state, meaning that if you were a member of the Church you had power without a doubt.
He says that it is both intensive and extensive in its reach and implications. Nevertheless, Aquinas’s use of the Aristotelian axiom, which says, “human beings are naturally political animals.” Aquinas gives logical proofs that prove that this is the case. Therefore the morality of the authority of the state’s government and law is controlled by the church, but when law and government are meant to comply not challenge one another. Aquinas did not agree with Augustine in the fact that “Augustine thought that government forms were not important since they were all temporary.” However Aquinas did see the government as helpful working with the common good to benefit all. Aquinas was able to study the way Augustine thought and develop how he could make his own determinations about what he truly believed in.