The system allows for the voices of the people to be heard through the popular vote and have elected officials make educated decisions based on the opinions of the nation’s citizens. However, the way the Electoral college is set up makes it possible for a candidate to be elected president without the majority of the popular vote (U.S. Electoral College). The combination of the controversial nature of the College and the differing opinions of U.S. citizens leads to a question being asked: Is the Electoral College damaging to the democratic system in United States, or is it a pivotal extension of our democracy? While some U.S. citizens feel that the Electoral College should be abolished, there are those who feel the system plays a key role in our Presidential election.
While he does not directly state his audience, one can assume that Rensin wrote not only to call the offending liberals out for their errors, but also to inform a younger audience in order to evoke change within the liberal community. This article, while rather long and repetitive, makes several important observations and implications on the liberal media and the liberal
Human Rights Act provided a new basis for judicial interpretation but “not a basis for striking down any part of it.” Domestic courts are put in a position of a problem solver but their “hands” are bind really tight and it is hard to protect human rights since so many prohibitions are implemented. On other hand, looking to Human Rights Act from a political perspective, it is thought that this act upholds the doctrine of Parliamentary sovereignty and political control. Since more tools are given to the judiciary it may result in judges as law-making power. Recent governments have shown concern over the increased power
Obviously the electoral systems adopted in many former colonies were not always appropriate to meet the needs of the particular country, as the colonial power was usually very different socially and culturally from the society colonized (European Parliament, 2011). This highlights the main objective of SMP. Plurality elections serve the purpose of creating a “manufactured majority”. As one can imagine, this means that the number of seats for the leading party is artificially boosted while simultaneously penalizing minor parties. The subsequent “winner-take-all” system enhances the leading party’s legislative base, thus focusing on effective governance as opposed to representation of the general public (Norris,
Another is making minorities feel welcome in the House or Senate. Usually this problem is ignored or pushed away. People don’t talk about this issue enough and treat it like it’s okay. There have been lots of regulations and bills that have been made without the consent of Hispanics or Asians or African Americans or Native Americans. This country will be able to become a much better place if there is equal representation in the Legislative Branch.
In the absence of information on specific issues of public interest, government representatives are sometimes called to guess which policy proposals deserve to be carried forward and which ones do not, often making the wrong decision. It is therefore in the very interest of governments to protect and regulate lobbying activity. In the US, the right to petition the government and thus to exert pressure on public officials is enshrined in the Constitution itself, while in some European countries, interest representatives are granted ‘hall-passes’ which allow access to legislators. However, despite the original purpose of lobbying, to intercede on behalf of the public and promote common interests, this practice has acquired a negative connotation. Lobbying can in fact undermine the goodness and legitimacy of government activity.
The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy. The U.S. Senate is struggling to find a viable solution; they can’t seem to come up with a plan on how to deal with immigration that appeases both sides of the political spectrum. Many immigration proposals have already been introduced, and one of them is a bipartisan plan called the McCain-Coons plan. Although this proposal is not perfect, I believe that it is a step towards settling the immigration debate and should be considered by the Senate. First of all, one of the main factors in the immigration debate is the cancellation of DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
http://ftp.iza.org/dp3650.pdf.). Some face a hostile environment other not so much. It all depends on how much the ethnic or racial differences stand out among average Americans. And although the society is prone to an accelerated change, where ideally, the racial and ethnic discrimination should be eliminated within seconds on the 24-hour scale due to different factors such as: technology, institutions, ideas and values, it will not be because such discrimination is useful in our daily lives. The politicians target differences among people, the organizations look for certain types, certain jobs look for certain sex it is all a part of our society.
In order for a minority government to pass legislation, there has to be a greater cooperation across the parliament as a whole. Which is an advantage for the opposition but not for the government. It is also the biggest reason to why it is hard for the budget proposals to get accepted. Negotiation is a big part of a minority government and is the reason to why proposals, bills etcetera within the legislative process take a long time to resolve. This also means that it's harder for the parties in the government to go through with their election campaigns, which results in disappointed voters of the government parties.
Research Problem Legislation Drafting is a difficult art. It is art of expressing in concise and clear language the idea of other people. It is difficult enough to express ones idea but it is more difficult to express others idea. There are various stages of drafting a law by proof reading it on different levels and discussions on it and then it passes through various motions before becoming Legislation. The Legislative procedure in India for the Union Government requires that proposed bills pass through the two legislative houses of the Indian parliament, i.e.