This compromise helped give each state equal say in the government. As John Samples said to the Cato Institute in In Defense of the Electoral College, “ … the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections… an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving… federalism is central to our grand constitutional effort to restrain power.” (Doc C). Since this nation is founded on federalism (the sharing of power between national and state governments), it only makes sense that each individual state would want equal say in the nation’s government. Samples knew that to keep the government running smoothly, each state needed equal representation in the government, thus the Electoral College. Along with keeping balance between the states, the Electoral College also helps keep independent parties under
Modern presidents “have a duty constantly to defend themselves publicly, to promote policy initiatives nationwide, and to inspirit the population” (Tulis 1987, 4). This is achieved through the rhetorical presidency which is a theory based on how the modern twentieth and twenty-first century presidents communicate with the people and defend their use of force and executive power in comparison to the lack of communication in the same way with previous presidents. It used to be that the majority of the president's rhetoric was directed towards Congress. They also preferred written communication over oral addresses. Tulis (1987, 5-6) states, “Prior to this century, presidents preferred written communications between the branches of government to oral addresses to ‘the people.’ The relatively few popular speeches that were made differed in character from today’s addresses.
The people of the United States want their political leaders to pay attention, yet use their best judgment, knowledge and power to do so as well. Ultimately, it falls down to whoever can successful accomplish what the people seek of them. Your primary goal to remain in Congress is to fulfill all or at least most of the people’s desires. Three elements need to be done in order to ensure your re-election. One, advertising.
In his speech Kennedy uses different rhetorical devices to unify the citizens of both the United States and the world. Kennedy was giving this speech after winning by a very small margin of votes so he was trying to unite the people of the United States and show he was the correct choice for the president. This speech was given during the Cold War so he was trying to connect the people around the whole world and establish peace. Kennedy was able to unify the people and try to establish peace while at the same time making himself seem like a very competent leader. In his speech Kennedy tries to build his credibility as a personable leader by creating ethos.
Dear Mr. President, Civic and political participation of the people in this nation is important in order to keep a functioning government and society. If the people of this nation ignores their civic responsibilities and don’t help make important decisions, then just a couple individuals are choosing who merits government positions. It 's our obligation as citizens to ensure our rights and take an interest politically. Lastly, civic and political participation is important because it allows people to be herd, to fight for justice and equality. What issues or events motivated the person to action?
Every president of the United States should reflect an impeccable character. George Washington was trustworthy and well respected among the citizens. John Adams, a founding father, even helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Occasionally, a president will be elected who lacks the appropriate behavior of a president, even though he can guide the people. Andrew Jackson was such a man.
Indeed, President John F. Kennedy could be considered as one of the mightiest world leader ever because he guided not only the American people, but also people throughout the world to realize why he was so concerned about unity at that time. Besides, the United States of America had been acknowledged as a world-class leader in furthering this value to other regions and also, countries. It was very essential to attain unity during the time to gain peacefulness despite of the differences in religions and races as well as to improve relations with other
He also used ethos by appealing to their emotion, after a well written speech about his goals he used this quote to get the American people working and helping America become a flourishing country. In the very next sentence he says, “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man,” because Kenned knows his audience he said this to establish respect for other countries and appeal to their ethos and make them want to comply to what America says so the whole world can be happy and prosperous. In conclusion President John F. Kennedy used many different rhetorical strategies to get his point across in a speech that was shorter than most Presidents Inaugural Address’s. This shows that Kennedy knew what he was doing during the
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.
To conclude, he was a man with tremendous personal courage by leading revolutionary change without the violence, a man who could transform the nation. He stood for the power of individual to bring about change. Of course, there was debates over his ideals and his visions of religion unity and its achievability. However, one thing is certain is that he believed in the seizing whole truth, this is clear us from his recordings in 1931 speeches and therefore illustrate us one more time that he was the father of the Indian