Therefore, to gain supporters, he raised the number of senators. His reasoning for this is selfish. It is understandable that he wanted supporters, but it is not fair to take away people’s rights to gain the size of an empire. Raising the number of members in the senate weakened the power of the people, which led to the end of a republic and the start of an empire. There is a lot of contradictory on whether Julius Caesar was a hero or a villain.
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.
The President of the United States wields an enormous amount of power, however, at times it may seem they are relatively powerless. This is because the Constitution only grants the President very limited powers in an attempt to prevent the possibility of an “Imperialist President,” or one that basically acts as a king or ruler with supreme authority. In turn, the founders believed Congress should be the strongest branch, which arguably it was for the first half of United States history. Inevitably, relationships between Congress and the President were bound to be important from the start. However, it wasn’t until the Teddy Roosevelt administration in the early 1900’s that President’s began to break out of the confinements of Constitutional
Members of the league were required to pay tax to support the cause and so with the big treasury, Pericles was able to get the money to build a new Parthenon. After the base of the Delian League was transferred to Athens, Pericles eventually changed the movement to become the Athenian Empire. Because the Athenian Empire grew stronger, this encouraged war and unfortunately lead to the end of the empire after the Peloponnesian War. Although the Athenian Empire itself didn’t last a long times, projects and reforms during the time did. On
In recent years there has been debate on whether or not the president has too much power. The president 's power has increased over the years, I believe that this increase has given the president way too much power. The amount of power that the president has, can cause total destruction and can manipulate people into doing things that they do not actually believe in. A president should not have some of the powers that he possess, but they are given to him simply because he is the leader of the country. In my opinion the president should be allowed certain powers in order to run the country properly, he is also the leader of the country which grants him the right to have certain powers according to the constitution.
Limitless illustrates this essence of individualism quite well – it is all about me. Just like Eddie, regular people in our culture are seduced by emphasis on self-worship and narcissism, material wealth, and attention seeking. Oddly enough, the individualism (which leads to selfishness) is a product of both modern and post-modern cultures. Even though modern individualism has fostered the opportunities for economic prosperity and political and religious freedom through individual accomplishments, its achievements are ambiguous. It encouraged people to become selfish and self-centered, unwilling to contribute to the common good in a community, thus leading to loneliness and alienation.
Marc Antony, tells the crowd that Caesar was not ambitious even though Brutus and the conspirators thought he was. The Romans started to wonder if Brutus was actually the one who was in control because he received more power once Caesar was dead. To compare today’s ambitious politicians to the ambitious political leaders in Julius Caesar, it is noted that both groups of people wanted more power and more authority. Brutus was already of high power in the city of Rome, but was manipulated by Cassius who wanted even more power, showing that Cassius was the ambitious one behind the murder of Caesar. An opposing argument could be that leaders are not ambitious for power, rather they are just determined to help better their country.
Political parties have been a part of the United States’ government since the end of Washington’s presidency and they have become the backbone of how people shape their opinions and view the government. However, these parties were inevitable and would have happened had they been a part of the government process or not. Political parties had to form in the 19th century in order for people to successfully win elections at all, as it was hard for candidates to get their views out to the people, and because people need a group that they can sympathise with and support. In the beginning of the American democratic system people were just acclimating to the idea of being able to participate in the government and form their own opinions. This is the main reason the political party system was considered evil by people like George Washington who
The people of the time obviously needed to do something and an act such as this is the perfect spark to light a revolution. This tale was a cautionary warning during the first century BCE when the Republic became an Empire. Augustus brought about a form of monarchy once again within the Roman Empire. Even though Augustus was good to his people, in reestablishing a monarch type rule without a clear line of choosing an heir, there is no way to ensure the safety of Rome from corruption once again. This is why Augustus sets up these new laws, in order to try to elongate the life of the Empire.
The electoral college is the way the president is picked, but should it remain that way? The electoral college has too many ways to go wrong and as time goes on we 'll just see more of them, and in many ways, it smacks the idea of democracy in the face. It has picked candidates contrary to popular opinion and gives states disproportionate amounts of power in picking the president, along with other problems. In a country to supposed to stand for freedom and each citizen having a voice, how is that possible when people in one state are given more power over choosing the president than someone in a bigger state. As was previously stated, it gives certain states more power and makes the votes of people in certain states worth more than a vote
Our national government has not always dad this much influence over matters concerning this country. Under the Articles of Confederation, power for the national government was vastly limited compared to the current central government today. The people who wrote the Articles where worried about a strong central government that would oppress them like the King did. In turn they came up with the Articles of Confederation which gave greater power to the states instead of the national government. Under the Us Constitution the central government know has more power than it did under the Articles of Confederation to stabilize the United States.
Although the popular votes do not determine the elector votes, it almost always happens where the electors vote for whom the popular votes resulted in. This is one of the many reasons why the Electoral College is unfair, past elections have shown that bigger populations have more electoral votes, concluding that smaller states’ votes become insignificant. This leaves people in question, is the Electoral College now based on where you live? Even though the purpose of the electoral college is to ultimately decide who will occupy the position of the president, there was an Electoral Commision of elite representatives, established to determine the 19th President, because of the situation the electoral college caused. The commission included five representatives from the House, another five associates from the Senate and five justices from the Supreme Court.
It is so important that we maintain this system because without it, only highly populated states and counties would get to decide everything for our entire nation. The Electoral College is the most fair way we have, and it ensures that every citizen is allowed a voice in electing the president. Since the president is a major player in making national policy, it is just as important that they care about national interests as they are about local interests. The Electoral College is designed to make that possible. We cannot let states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas decide the fate of our entire country simply because of their high population.
Furthermore, there are no big, world-class, cities in small states. Small states are just generally not as populated as bigger states are. The Electoral College was also made because the Fathers thought that many of the citizens in the U.S. were poorly educated and would not make the smart decision to vote for the more qualified president. However, today, people have radios, television, the Internet, phones, newspapers, and many other tools of technology. It is incredibly easy to obtain information about different political candidates and
According to Posner, “The Electoral College restores some of the weight in the political balance that large states lose by virtue of the mal-apportionment of the Senate decreed in the Constitution” (Posner). Although the electoral college does prevent some states from having too much power, it also gives immense power to other states, such as Texas, Florida, and California. Another concern for people that support the electoral college is that it helps control swing states from having too much pull. Despite some states having a stronger pull in the voting system, switching to a popular voting system would negate the swing state concept and help each individual citizen proclaim in own political believes, despite the state he/she lives in. William discusses the 2008 election and states, “It 's time for a national popular vote.