Two of the candidates I questioned believe that yes, the United States of America has swung too far away from its heritage of liberty in its quest to up the security of our country. They believe this because with all the dangerous things happening in the world like terrorists attacks, school shootings, child abductions, hate crimes, etc. have caused this nation to focus on protecting the states and have lost its sight on our heritage of liberty. The last candidate I spoke with disagreed and said she didn’t believe our nation was swinging too far away from its heritage of liberty over our nations’
Those victims already lost some important things in their lives, Pittston’s coldness and their focus on getting rid of the responsibility and avoiding payables could hurt those people even deeper. In addition, I was surprised by the attitude of those media press. They did not cover up for Pittston; instead, they truthfully reported what Pittston did and how their conducts influenced the people and communities, which put a lot pressures on Pittston and eventually made they respond to the case more
The Voting Rights Act was passed in order to stop states from prohibiting any laws or actions that could potentially hinder the ability for a minority to vote (DMS Chapter 3). This act gives the federal government more power in how states run elections. Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act is what defines a state’s ability to not being able to pass a discriminatory disenfranchisement law. This section centers on voter dilution, which are the processes that make voting for candidates difficult for racial or ethnic minorities (Clark lecture, Jan. 25). On the basis of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, felony disenfranchisement laws can be seen as a form of voter dilution because these laws are disproportionally affecting a large number of African American minorities in prison.
Everything that makes man's life worthwhile-family, work, education, a place to rear one's children and a place to rest one's head -all this depends on decisions of government; all can be swept away by a government which does not heed the demands of its people.” (Kennedy 379). Citizens must not only speak up; they must also be heard by their government as well. Creon enacted a law that he felt was just however, he did not listen to Antigone when she was explaining why she had broken that law. If Creon would have listened to Antigone and taken into consideration the reasons for her unlawful actions, he would have saved himself and his nation from the wrath of the
In fact, if the Electoral College system was not in the Constitution, it would undoubtedly be removed due to it being unconstitutional, because using the electoral votes violates the principle of one-person, one-vote. (Black, 2012) So, while it is clear that the Electoral College was set up to ensure all states have a voice, it now seems to have the ability to take away the voice of the people. It is necessary to look at our voting process and make the necessary changes needed to ensure the process of electing our President represents the voice of the people. By switching to a majority vote we ensure that the voice of all people are not only heard, but are represented equally, which is how it should be under the one-person, one-vote
The constitution ruling denies citizenship to some newborn if the newborn was born to foreign diplomats and if one of the parents is transit. The government took it a step further by auditing birth certificates. Through abolishing humans from society created discrimination and actions against a group of people. Theory of racial democracy, racism in the Latin America and Caribbean is not less insightful than in the United States. In a political view a country wanted to be represented as “white” not “black”.
“It is time for both the US government and the tribes to stop pretending that they are like foreign countries negotiating a settlement” (Riley, Naomi). People are confused and troubled as to why the government is acting as though they are separate from the United States. Many believe that if we treated tribes like France, a country or government apart from our own, we shouldn’t be funding or giving money to them (Riley, Naomi). That we could use that money toward something more beneficial to the general people of the US. The general opinion for this stance is that it would be more fair to everyone to abolish the tribal sovereignty and reservations, based on government funds and land or
This shows the severity that almost all men have been subject to assuming a false sense of conformity due to the control of government over our everyday lives. However, Thoreau implies that humans can revolt against their own government if they feel as if it is becoming too tyrannical. This idea is more practical than rejecting government as a
Changing the aAmendment would just cause more confusion and frustration for the people changing it, and for the people . Banning the Amendment might just possiblye cause a riot or an uproar in a lot of pro- gun states. In general, just leave the Amendment alone., Lliterally in the second sentence it says “ the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”, which in short means the right to keep, /carry, and use guns shall not be broken. (Infringed-actively break the terms of) WAnd when more people (mostly politicians) say they want to ban guns, and itwhen that does no 't work they wi’ll just keep adding on to the pile. Saying, “we need to be more stricter and tighten the grip on gun control” when really guns are no 't the issue.
For example, seeing fellow soldiers shot or killed, or the people you’re there to help turn on you, it’s a living nightmare. Then to come home and find out that some Americans don’t believe that veterans are entitled to special services. However, whatever the reason we are obligated to find out what is going on with our veteran population. The government should take this very seriously because there is another generation growing up to take the place of our veterans and they’re watching how our heroes are treated. Do we want to deter the next generations of going off to defend our great nation and our freedom?
There is no right or wrong when we choose to vote or not vote. Mandatory voting is an unconstitutional force by government in the United States. If the federal government passed the law to force American people to vote, then the political policies of the United States would certainly changed from democratic politics to dictatorial
Taking away the firearms industry would do more harm than good to the American citizens. Is this what our politicians want? As it is shown, taking away the right to possess firearms and ammunition is not the right answer to solving the problems of the U.S. The purpose in the foundation of this country was to have a free nation, in which the people would govern themselves. The question to be left with is this; will we, the people of the United States, allow our corrupt government to once again put an end to a right that our forefathers graciously bestowed to
The controversy over what rights felons have after being convicted varies ``from state to state. As a United States citizen, our right to vote is presented clearly in the Constitution. Due to this, being incarcerated should not affect our civil duties or rights. Stripping citizens of their right to vote only weakens our democracy because it minimizes voting turnouts. To address this issue, congress has the position and power to overrule each state’s laws to make it clear that convicted felons should be eligible to vote in all states.
Fahrenheit 451 Every so often people express a desire to be left alone and not bothered, except in fact people do need to be bothered. If no one in the world was bothered then it would be all about security and happiness, and then no one would know how to do the things they know how to do in today 's world. The world wouldn 't be the same if no one got bothered. In the book Fahrenheit 451 Montag and Faber were talking about how people today need to be bothered. If they are not bothered than the world would have been even worse than it is today.
With statistics shown about how the number of electors each state gets isn 't even fair, and that smaller states really do get more of an advantage it leads me to really question why they even have this system. America is about freedom, the freedom to choose your leader, the freedom to vote for laws, and the freedom to vote for who is eligible to pass these laws. If we are promised all these freedoms why is it that there is a whole complicated system not everyone even knows about that actually proves the popular votes of the people do not decipher our president? I believe it should be banned from use due to the unfairness of the process as a