It is functioned around making sure the people’s vote does not go to waste. As Turner said in his article, “...most call for the winning candidate to receive a popular plurality (forty percent is often mentioned) and a run-off election if that is not achieved” (414). Run-Off was made so if a vote for a certain candidate became no longer valid, as in they dropped out or got voted out, the vote would still matter and it would go onto the individual 's next suggested candidate. “Wouldn’t it be an intolerable strain to the American political system, giving rise to popular outrage and contempt… that sometime again a man with fewer popular votes than his opponent is the electoral winner? I doubt it…” (Bayh 169).
The study also found that over that last thirty years the nation has become more partisan, and Congress has become less effective. Parties have also become more extreme, basing political agendas on demonizing the opponent and skewing discussions of issues facing the nation (Coblenz,
Obama explains why the rumors claiming that “our enemies are getting stronger and America is getting weaker” are false. He stated, “The United States of America is the most powerful nation on earth.” Obama later added, “We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined.” President Obama talks about setting priorities. He then comments, “Priority number one is protecting the American people, and going after terrorist networks.” He talks about the direct threat to the people posed by Al Qaida, and now ISIL. The president described how for more than a year, America has led
Bilton et al. (1995) offer a legal explanation and hence would see the solutions also being determined in this domain. If rises in divorce are thought to be the consequence of liberal divorce laws, the obvious way to stem this rise is to make them less obtainable. This approach, one imagines, would lead to a reduction in divorce statistics; however, it cannot really be held up as a genuine solution to the problems of marital stress and breakdown in society. Indeed it would seem to be a solution directed more at symptoms than addressing fundamental causes.
By and large, society has experienced different motion that has seen the general public change from primitive type of social issue to an all the more organized society that grasps vote based system and admiration for human rights. Expectedly, the general public that existed amid the medieval and stone age times was full of loads of tumult, and individuals battling against one another. The general public was described with the philosophy of the survival for the fittest. Individuals mixed for restricted assets that were accessible. Subsequently, the weakest individuals from the general public were distraught and confronted with the risk of annihilation (Ford, 2009).
When a person casts a vote they are taking the chance that enough people will vote the same way as them in order to accomplish their goal. The problem with this is that “Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it,” (Thoreau 430), when they are on the side of the minority. Thoreau believed that because of this people should do more than vote and take a stand. In order to show his objection to the war for instance, he decided not to pay taxes that would go to fund it, and encouraged others to do that same. Furthermore, I am partly in agreement with Thoreau, “… I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government,” (Thoreau 425).
Those in positions of governmental influence want extremist goals like closing the border completely or sending all immigrants back while making regulations for staying stricter. This can also be seen in Savage and Anden’ article where one republican mention flying all of the children back to their countries to send a message. Contrarily, those in the community with familial or cultural ties to the immigrants being deported also want unrealistic actions taken without much consideration perhaps for due process. Both articles describe the ineffectiveness of communication with the Latino population of the U.S. or Central America. Either with a lack of communicational distribution of material in Spanish for the Spanish population during the presidential campaign or a lack of clear information about immigrations laws and the fate of all of those who try to enter the country, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the system failed.
Therefore, the election in America does not prove that it is a democracy country as far as existing gerrymandering. In conclusion, America is not a democracy, and gerrymandering contributes to this statement. Using different methods such cracking and packing makes the elections to be unequal. As the result, voting of American citizens is considered an action that is useless in elect their candidates because state legislators split or gather their partisan members as their
Although America is noticed as one of the greatest countries ever, that view is slowly starting to diminish due to corruption within our political system. Our government has lost the conservative, Biblical values on which it was founded upon and have turned to a liberal ideology. Consequently, our political and governmental system has drastically changed altered from the founding of our country. We see that throughout history, many great nations and empires have fallen due to political corruption within their nation. The founders warned that government corruption would ultimately destroy a nation.
Living in this beautiful country I have come to realize that our government feels as if they need to make up for our past political parties mistakes. Although they had good intentions, it has only made it harder only the majority of the population. America is unknowingly judgmental towards any select person that has a belief or opinion that is not supported at the current time. As an example people have seen the harsh behavior gay people have faced over the last hundred years so they decided to make their beliefs the most important.