The argument of those who believe this way has many components. First, the Electoral College is felt to be an outdated system which is no longer necessary for our elections (The Electoral College). Opponents of the College admit that yes, at one point in time, the Electoral College was a necessary component in electing the President of the Union. However, technology has made it so that the information necessary to make informed decisions about voting is available to the majority of voters (The Electoral College). Voters today are more informed than they were back when the constitution was written and, because of that, placing the final vote in the hands of electors rather than the people is unnecessary.
I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president.” (Source 1) Jackson is reported to be saying this statement, therefore, evidence that was not just opinionated about Jackson, but stated by Jackson. He had a personality that was way more needed in the Military. He was named to be brutal, tempestuous, and vengeful. Jackson’s temper had also been brought up by other presidents, such as Thomas Jefferson, saying Jackson was not right for president and that he was nothing but a man for the Army. He soon developed the reputation of an oppressor and a man not worthy of being head of America.
Taft did not easily favor with possible political allies. (Biography.com, 2016). Taft’s “policy of harmony” created misunderstandings about how he felt about tariffs being placed on goods entering the U.S., this led to Taft losing the Republican majority in the election. (Biography.com, 2016). Taft lacked Roosevelt’s views on presidential power and this held him back from being a stronger leader while in office.
However, framers found great difficulty in making the correct decision when it came to an election. The Judicial Branch would suffer because the average framer did not understand the qualifications of the Supreme Court Justices. Madison explains that in order to avoid a gradual concentration in power in any single branch, other branches in government must use constitutional protections in order to ensure that a build up of power does not ever occur in a single branch. There are certain situations that man will abuse power. Keeping men from abusing power is not inevitable because all men are not perfect.
According to Document 2, the Constitution was not secure enough. The Constitution did not have restrictions put in place in order to prevent a political office from ruling for life. The possibilities of the U.S. government transforming into a monarchy were too high, making it ideal to not ratify the Constitution. Furthermore, the Constitution posed a threat to those less wealthy. Document 5 expressed the concerns of the people, stating, “These lawyers and men of learning, and monied men … make us poor illiterate people swallow down the pill”.
However, with the smaller states not possessing a big enough sway the Virginia plan was quickly thrown out. Replacing it would be the system used still to this day. Congress would be split into two separate groups the House and the Senate. The House would hold representatives based on a state 's population and the senate would let every state get the same amount of votes. This, more or less, accomplished the role of letting every state have fair and balanced representation.
For him, politicians certainly are immediately connected with populism, however, he claims they are not truly fundamental. As Barr asserted populism is reflect[ing] the specific combination of appeals, location and linkages that suggests a correction based on enhanced accountability rather than increased participation. More specifically, it is a mass movement led by an outsider or maverick seeking to gain or maintain power by using anti-establishment appeals and plebiscitarian
Perhaps if this presidential candidate were elected as President of The United States, then this fantasy world of common motivation, and joint efforts could become a reality. Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
In Jackson’s head the congressmen are just career politicians disconnected from the american people. However, the opinion of one man overruling all overs can not be an instance of democracy but one of dictatorship. Corrupt governments are a lingering fear in the minds of governed. Andrew jackson felt that his
In document D it says “Those who obsess about voter turnout are perhaps the ones to whom we should pay the least attention. The less legitimate politician feel, the more they try to pass laws that build around their regimes a Potemkin facade* of citizen involvement.” This quote shows that compulsory voting is bad because they are saying don’t focus on people who always vote, focus on the people who don’t and make them vote. The document shows how governments can force their citizens to vote and that governments need to earn the support of their citizens, this document could be used to argue that requiring citizens of a democracy to vote is a violation of consent of the government is