Abolition of the Electoral College There is a need to abolish the Electoral College because it is outdated and problematic. It has caused the candidates with less popular votes to win the presidency. Many people are against the Electoral College for this very reason. In the past the Electoral College has caused controversy because of its problems and there has been a need for reform.
Snowden is called a whistle-blower which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity”. Although this definition highlights the fact that he revealed the potentially unlawful and immoral activity conducted by the National Security Agency, some critics perceive Snowden to be a traitor and therefore thoroughly un-American. These recent events, such as the revealing of Mrs. Merkel 's phone tapping, have torn the world and started a never ending discussion: was Edward Snowden 's release of secret and/or classified information to the general public a betrayal on the state or a blessing to
He states that the Canada’s current economy unfairly treats the middle and working classes, as they work more than before and yet make less . Since Harper is the Prime Minister it is then his fault. Thus, Trudeau has us feel anger towards Harper, as the failed economy is due to Harper. How effective was this appeal.
You might think, “Why am I here?” “Is it safe for me to stay in this nation?” Everything starts from the government. Because their duty is to rule the nation, so they get the credit or the blame. Although some people disagree with this idea because people are not perfect and they make the mistakes, but this is above the limit line of mistakes.
Carmichael’s intentions were to improve the pitfalls of the way liberals thought. Compared to past doctrines that we have read, The Pitfalls of Liberalism has been the only one that tries to awaken citizens to the subconscious state that they were put through by Western thoughts and to polarization through the information given in articles and speeches (239). Carmichael also brought up the fact that a catalyst does not solely create an outcome, but that the conditions are already in us and how
He mostly disagrees with the idea of American exceptionalism when it plays against his own believes. His critiques are mostly directed towards conservatives and neoconservative’s exceptionalism rather than liberals; “By 1990’s the background to the growing obsession with Iraq among neoconservatives was exceptionalist sentiment. Neither Saddam Hussein nor any other foreign leader must stand against the high historic mission of the United States to bring democracy to the Middle East.” (171) Hodgson constantly attacks George W. Bush’s presidency and conservative political
Inequality is the byproduct of structures and systems of any government. Policies and ingrained prejudices, that over many decades lean the scales in favor of some, while hindering opportunity for others. The foundations of World War II rests upon political institutions that were dominated by elite interests that were leaders of inequality. I believe that the prejudice and scrutiny that engulfed the war made its way back to America. Making our leaders question who is fit to be a leader in our powerful military.
Overtime the word liberal has strayed farther from its political definition and has developed a negative connotation. According to Barry Hampe, ex Republican, now libertarian “Liberal has a negative connotation to conservatives, because it 's the self-identifier of the opposition.” and according to Urban Dictionary it refers to “persons so open minded that their brains have fallen out” or someone who has “abandoned logic and reason, and rely on 'warm fuzzies ' as a sound basis for the making of decisions.” the term liberals meaning varies depending on the political party using it and
The different sides of the community are labeled different based on how much you own or have money for. One character even describes his living old situation in the west egg and marks it as, “… the- well, the less fashionable of the two…” (4). Division of the two classes are most similar to the social class of today’s community. Corruption is displayed because the people are using what they have as a way to feel more important and more privileged.
around half of European history passed with partial or holistic crisis. Economic-moral accelerated decline of ruling clergy, with the invention and discovery, in an era of increasing importance of science and reason, Boccaccio course due to the nobility of their class (developing the bourgeoisie), moral superiority of the rationality, would talk about the humaneness justice. Here you have a right to Umberto Eco's words: “ The philosopher's job is not to interpret existing or show crisis, entangled in so obvious that crisis exists, it is to attack Boccaccio, was pointed disruptions in society, pragmatism disorder of the ruling or in family decay relations and criticized radically”. (Eco,47)The whole idea of a medieval church considered divine laws, the importance of the spiritual body to be seen as inferior, was criticized as all sexual taboos.
Yet the toughest part of the problem now is that as soon as you start talking about the Tea Party and race, they turn around and say, “You are the racist for saying that we are the racists.” The rhetoric of race has changed dramatically in a way that racial justice projects have lost, but also, and more fundamentally, liberalism has lost. It’s lost because race has shifted to a coded and expressed register and on both registers the language of race is controlled by conservatives. So on the coded register, you have this constant drumbeat of insinuations that taint liberalism as a giveaway to minorities through language like “welfare” or “amnesty” or “causing terrorism.” And you don’t see liberals using a coded racial language to rebut that.
The Anti-Federalists that opposed the constitution believed that the constitution would give too much power to the government. The Anti-Federalists argued that a powerful government would become tyrannical like the British monarchy that they worked so hard to escape from. This led them to create The Bill of Rights. Today’s government has similar problems. Nowadays some politicians believe that The Bill of Rights is a living document that can be changed or manipulated to “better fit” the era that we live in.
In our time, the appellation of "least dangerous branch" to describe the federal judiciary seems rather far-fetched in light of twentieth-century history. While Hamilton made some compelling arguments about the virtues of an independent judiciary, he did not perceive the judicial tyranny that looms over us today. On the hand, Thomas Jefferson and George Mason were very weary of an overactive judiciary and they offered prophetic insight that has bore bitter fruit. George Mason warned that if unchecked the federal judiciary would destroy the state judiciaries, and encroach upon their jurisdictions. In his twilight years, Jefferson remarked that the "federal judiciary" was an object of "fear"
Perhaps, the most frightening aspect of this book is the ever-darkening depravity of American culture. Honestly, if a reader traces the opponents of fundamentalism through the work, they find a disturbing trend that explains why America is facing the problems she’s facing today. Slowly but surely, those who hold to fundamentalism are becoming fewer in number. Now, most well-educated people would not know what fundamentalism is or (more importantly) what it stands for. Small wonder America is going to Hell in a handbasket (pardon my
Cold War liberalism was an important way of thought and political belief that began at the end of WWII. This term was used to describe liberal politicians who believed in achieving civil rights and inclusion for all non-whites, but they did not want to take political risks to achieve this. Though Cold War Liberalism helped America in certain ways, it did not satisfy all the demands of inclusion. Cold War Liberalism specifically encountered problems with race, class, and gender. In terms of race, Cold War Liberalism only supported the Civil Rights Movement to a certain extent and it most certainly did not support the Black Panther Movement.