Although, Thoreau does not like the way government rule however his not an anti-government. He believes the government is necessary for ruling the country, but the corrupt government is not beneficial at all because it is only benefiting people who are involved in the politics. He believes government power should come from the people and citizens should receive all the advantage than political leaders. Therefore, Thoreau thinks the current government is flawed; thus, we must create new form political system. When he mentions this statement his intentions become more clear “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
I do believe in civil disobedience, as a citizen and thoughtful human being. As citizens of countries, such as the United States, we should be expected to abide by the law. We live in a country where laws were created for protection and order. However, when I notice that our laws are not being followed by the people that we elect into office or public servants like police officers, I believe citizens should stand up against these officials. In this instance, my thinking matches that of Thoreau’s.
All Patriots believe that a government should be willing to listen to all citizens. A citizen is a part of your colony and they deserve to vote on what they can and cannot do. You shouldn’t be forced to follow laws made by a bunch of people who don’t necessarily care about you, but a group of kindhearted people who care about you and are willing to listen to
They also believe that mandatory voting would make people choose random candidate in order to just do their duty and not get fines or other punishments, but that’s not true because people had already gone to choose so they will take their time because they are already there. They also argue that quality rather quantity is prefered to achieve successful election and strong government, however, having large numbers of people will show exactly the amount of support for that candidate and the one that they choose to run their country in the future and lead them to better country. Voting doesn’t need the political knowledge, and everyone can choose the right person without having any idea about politics. When government forces the people to vote that means it’s so important for the country, and they don’t just do it for no reason. Mandatory voting is a huge change maker, it affects the country in many ways; socially,politically and economically.
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
The government does not want their citizens to be aware of private matters, especially those concerning foreign affairs. However, people need to have access to data in order to fully trust their leaders. "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them," (Patrick Henry). If the average citizen is not fully
Going Against The Government Ronald Reagan once said, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” This quote says that the government is put in place to protect it’s people not to interfere and run their lives. With this quote Reagan is stating that the government does not have the right to take control of our lives. Many people often contemplate whether it is appropriate to go against the government or not. One should be able to voice their opinions and not be afraid.
In the Second Treatise of Government, John Locke argues that citizens have the right of revolution when the government acts against their interests. To Locke, revolution was an obligation, however, many other philosophers do not view it that way. Edmund Burke, for example, believed that gradual change was better than all out revolution. Other philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes believed that the people need to obey their government due to a ‘social contract’ between them and the state. This essay will argue that a right to revolution needs to be granted to citizens in the case of a tyrannical government because it is the government’s duty to serve its citizens, and if it fails to do so, the people need to replace it with an alternate form of
Anyone could say that if Montag had conformed he would have stayed on the side of “good;” however, there is no true “good” side there is uniqueness and being individuality which is considered to be “good” to most people in the society in which people live. Conformity and individuality in this book were hard to see due to the fact that Montag’s society wanted everything to be perfect in a world that was not. One should always be themselves even if society tells them to be something different. Be a unique individual not something, or someone, someone else wants you to
For the government to be truly accountable to its citizens, those citizens must vote; they must express approval for policies and policy makes they like, and disapproval for those they do not (Coleman et.al). Lijphart and Ranney have positioned their stand with regard to voting and nonvoting. For Lijpart, compulsory voting is a prerequisite in order to have a strong democracy while Ranney’s view of nonvoting is that it is not a social disease. Comparison with these ideas is vital because there’s a need to fully appreciate the relevance of voting in a democratic state. High voter turnout could mean that people are satisfied as to how the government provides for their needs and promotes their general welfare.
One would obviously take the position of the experts on the mere fact that they are experts on that topic, however, members of Congress have to take into account the category of people who will get him reelected and normally that is the ordinary citizen. So by voting on a topic based on the not so expert opinion of the ordinary citizen bills, and enacting proposals they may not bring fourth the best solution where as if they would vote on the experts opinion it would be a resourceful way to go about enacting or proposing bills in the House. Arnold has a different way to view the unpopularity of congressmen that is more understandable because I believe they have to take into account numerous amounts of situations, outcomes, and deal with many different people and many more different opinions, congressmen sometimes find themselves caught in the middle choosing between siding with the people because that mean a higher chance of reelection or
Politics by Other Means Response Paper This essay addressed the decrease in voter turnout due to the increase in of political forces over the American political system. The authors of this essay, Politics by Other Means, are Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter. They commence the essay by stating that voter turnout is low because of political deadlock.
David Setaris wrote an important reflection and criticisms about the undecided voters in the American elections. Information is crucial for all voters when making the decision about which candidate will be better as leader for the American people. Analyzing the candidate platform, their point of view, and perspectives are important things to look for when making the right decision .Undecided and confused voters are an easily influential target, who end up making the wrong decision .Political affiliation and decisions are individual rights that should always be respected.
Media plays an ever-increasing role in politics and presidential elections. One of the first major elections in which the media was believed to affect the results of an election was the Nixon-Kennedy election of 1960. On November 12, 1960, just four days after winning the election by a narrow margin, Kennedy said, “it was the television more than anything else that turned the tide (Webley, 2010).” The television highlighted the personality and performance abilities of candidates; even more so than previous mass medias including radio and print. This was an era where only a few channels were accessible to the public and the President had command of the airwaves (Starr, 2010).