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.
They both wanted to promote world peace. However, Kennedy’s approach was more aggressive than Eisenhower because he was willing to pay at any price in the name of democratic safety while Eisenhower wanted a well-balanced spending towards nuclear development. For me, Kennedy’s presidential address was more applicable to Santyana’s saying when he was reminding the people of the world not commit the same mistake as other countries had, because if they followed countries led by dictatorship they will also end up being the victim of that tyrannical
In the words realists define national interest mainly in terms of whatever enhances or preserves a state 's security, influence, and its military and economic power. This does not mean that realists are amoral (Williams, 2004). Some argue that the highest moral duty of the state is to do good for its citizens while other realists argue that surviving in a dangerous world requires that morality be weighed wisely against national interest. There are many implications to the realists ' dark view of politics.
While on the other corner of the ring, the Federalists believed that the newly founded country would run best if the national government was strong and powerful and in effect if the Constitution was loosely interpreted. This started a series of issues between the two opposing sides with the Federalists pretty much winning every issue. From the issue of funding the war debt, whether a bank of America should be created, to the Alien and Sedition Act; the two sides did not see eye to eye. However, when Jefferson became president, it could be argued that the same abuse of power that he criticized the Federalists to have done could be argued against his own presidency. It is more than fair to say that Jefferson was a hypocrite not only from a Federalist standpoint but also from the
Unlike the Vietnam War, the missile crisis jeopardized the American way of life, which is why America acted. Former President John F. Kennedy, before meeting a gruesome death, addressed the issue that plagued the nation. In Kennedy’s Oval Office Address, he explains that since the end of World War 2, America “shows that we have no desire to conquer any other nation,” demonstrating America’s peacefulness (Kennedy). Although America will not invade any country, Kennedy’s actions to defend America from Cuban missiles should be the epitome of what every striving president should be. Not to interfere with foreign affairs, but if ever threatened America should be ready to defend
I think King would in general just be really mad and he might even protest to get rid of Trump as president. King would try even to get a spot in the government to go against him. We wouldn’t really know how he actually felt because he isn’t here with us today, but one thing I do know is that he would have agreed with the
Besides posing himself as the ideal outsider in a world burdened by growing distrust and precarious politics, Donald Trump’s also utilizes misleading rhetoric that ironically increases trust among his supporters. While Trump’s arguments are filled with logical fallacies from ad hominem attacks, ambiguity, and false syllogisms, Trump is noted for his excessive use of hyperbole. Although Trump’s hyperbolic statements that “nobody has more respect for women than I do”, Obama is “the worst president in the history of the United Sates”, that “NAFTA is the ‘single worst trade deal ever approved’” or “some people said it was the single best speech ever made in that chamber” come across ridiculous and over-the-top, to his supporters his use of hyperbole
If the policy of containment was purely humanitarian, it would be expected that the actions of all US agencies would follow this ethos. However, this is not the case. Perhaps the best example of this would be the CIA’s assistance in a royalist coup in Iran resulting in the expulsion of its then Prime Minister. The coup was primarily organized in reaction to the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry as well as fear of Iran joining the Soviet Bloc. This is a clear example of the dubious nature of facets of the containment policy, after all, there is a strong argument that the coup was arranged in order to secure American access to resources as opposed to halt the advance of communist ideology.
The reason why realism can only really be used as an explanation for war is that the growth of another state’s power can only be perceived as threatening, even if it is done so defensively. States in this international system bound by the constructs of realism are unable to take a passive approach towards the balance of power, and are therefore encouraged to seize opportunistically what they can when the opportunity arises. Moreover, in the climate of the Cold War this system created powerful incentives for aggression . In 1951 Morgenthau stated that the United States and Russia were at a point where they “Can advance and meet in what is likely to be combat, or they can retreat and allow the other side to advance into what to them is precious ground.” Indeed this is what happened in Europe during the Cold War, deadlock and a status quo maintained a peace whereby war was avoided at all costs.
Amekeco Brooks Jr. The 2016 election was driven by the fear, nostalgia, and bias of the American people, but was it rigged? The President-elect, Donald Trump, felt the election was rigged against him. That idea is nothing more than a baseless theory of Mr. Trump. To rig an election would be no easy task and mistakes are rarely made.
Therefore, this policy can be easily abused as it can serve for a way to allow the US obtain its national interest, rather than just fighting for democracy. This was a major factor in the Korean War since the South Korean government that stated they were democratic, were actually controlled by a dictator. American policy became highly criticized because it implied that the US only used the policy of containment to satisfy its own
If we somehow happened to be a capable vote, then we ought to have the capacity to really pick who might be president. The Electoral College removes that from us. The Electoral College is not by any stretch of the imagination reasonable for our rights and our opportunity. It, for the most part, takes away the ability to vote the president. The Electoral College was made in a period when votes were harder to gather and number.
The president is strength in making foreign policy and negotiating with other countries leaders while Congress carries out its function as supervise president authority to avoid the president abuse his power. Furthermore, Congress also keeps track of budgets of nation and foreign to guarantee that these funds are use reasonably. On the other hand, the president has power to make war which can bring a lot suffering to victim, so Congress shares its power to declare war as limiting the president authority in war- making. Therefore, the president and Congress power should be balanced between them, and they need to use their power appropriately; “The most outstanding feature of the American system is the separation of power” (Welch 359). It is dangerous if one leader has one’s power alone, so they might abuse power and make wrong decision which might bring negative effects.
It matters for three reasons: (1) citizens’ political actions are driven by their opinions, (2) public opinion helps explain the behavior of candidates, political parties, and other political actors; politicians look to public opinion to determine what citizens want them to do, (3) public opinion can also shed light on the reasons for specific policy