If the leader does not have the public’s interest on his side, it would be hard to maintain his power and stability of ruling in that certain nation. In times of crisis, this type of government would be a good resort in order to bring back a good government to the country. Since we are facing so many dilemmas now, this is a good type of government for
The representatives elected by the people to conduct the affairs of the state with the support of the people. If they do not work well or do not meet the expectations of the people, the representatives may not have again in the next election. In this way, people do not need to revolt when wants change. That means the wishes of the public is the supporter of the parliamentary government and not based on fear of the authorities. Democracy stands on consensus and not on power; the citizens have the opportunity to take part actively in the
With some Americans refusing to stay open minded to the beliefs of the opposite political party, our country will get nowhere. As one of our country’s Founding Fathers, Washington would not approve of this, and demand the next president change this. If George Washington was still alive today, he would be able to give the next president advice to transform our country. Someone with the unbiased mindset toward the two main political parties would be a much needed perspective for the next president.
Although, candidates focusing more on the competitive states leave much of the county barely aware that there is even a presidential election going on. Mostly because these states have higher electoral votes. This discourages voter turnout because the individual vote only matters to the context of the state (Constitution,
They get to decide the delegates allowing for participation in who gets to be the president. However, there are just as many cons to the Electoral College system. The first con is one most people have the biggest problem with. It is that the even if the majority of Americans are in favor of a candidate, it does not mean they’re going to win. Another disadvantage to the system is that it discourages people from voting.
Cruelty well employed basically asserts that a king should appear as a cruel figure in order to command respect and obedience from his people. However, he cannot appear to be too harsh before his citizens because he may lose their support. 4. In a sense there is a democratic lesson to Machiavelli’s discussion of civil princedom.
Does one’s vote for U.S. President really count? In a U.S. Presidential Election, the American people vote for their preferred candidate; however, votes from a select group of people known as electors are the only ones that count in the election. George Orwell’s 1984 displays the dangers of giving a select group of people too much power, as it deprives the people of their voice in governmental matters. 1984 reflects how the people do not have an actual say in who becomes their leader. The Electoral College stands in the way of a true democracy in the United States; therefore, the United States needs to abolish it in order for the government to hear the voices of the American people.
On the other side with the defenders of the Electoral College they believe that the Electoral College system is more fair. " In Defense of the Electoral College" states that it provides a certainty of outcome in that "if the difference of the popular vote is small, then if the winner of the popular vote were deemed winner of the presidential election, candidates would have an insensitive to seek a recount in any state. " They also state that swing states are important because "they are likely to be the most thoughtful voters" "and the most thoughtful voters should be the ones to decide the elections" giving their votes importance. They also say that it avoids having no candidate winning a
Due to the premise that many who would vote for smaller parties for their first choice, instead have to vote for the lesser of two evils for their voice to be heard, parties criticise each other rather than making themselves the first choice. If one party is portrayed as the enemy, then supporters of smaller parties may root for the other major party to keep them out of Parliament. A two-round system means that parties focus on giving benefits of a government including them, rather than mud-slinging so that they can make it to the second round. Once the two parties in the final-run off are decided, smaller parties can unite in promoting the party which aligns with their views. It allows parties and the electorate to adapt to change and decide who they wish to lead the country.
Some argue that the Electoral College supports our democracy: “...the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections. As such, it is an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving” (Doc. C). In this quote, John Samples argues that federalism is important to our nation and this system supports it by giving power to each state. However, the Electoral College was originally founded because the delegates did not believe that the people were educated enough to make a good choice. Therefore, the power lies with the electors of each state.
This is important because the president will try to fit everyone 's needs and not just a certain group of people’s needs and wants. Lastly, the electoral college helps the president appear more respectable to the people. The electoral votes compared to the popular votes are sometimes drastically different from each other. Normally the electoral college receives more votes than the popular vote does.
However, Kimberling points out in his article “The Electoral College” that if one is elected with a substantial lead in popular vote, they are insured to the have more electoral votes. If one has barely a lead in popular vote count, both candidates would have the support to effectively lead the nation.(Kimberling) Counting and recounting all of the votes would be an unnecessary waste of time when two nominees have nearly the same backing from the people. The article also predicts that “if we become obsessed with government by popular majority as the only consideration, should we not then abolish the senate which represents states regardless of population?”(Kimberly) Therefore, the only way a person should be picked for the presidency is the Electoral College. Today, Americans throw away their constitution and founders who made the United States what it is today.
A candidate must reach a majority of 270 to win the election. There are many arguments for why the Electoral College is still effective - it strengthens the unity of the country by preventing the domination of an area with a higher population over rural areas. It maintains stability of our political environment by encouraging our bipartisan system, as it makes it very difficult for new parties to win enough popular votes to gain any traction in an election. Most importantly, it maintains a balance between state and federal governments, where the states have the power to select their own
The president of the United States does have some powers that many people, including myself question, and who are concerned with the potential of his/her position becoming a branch of its own and sprouting into a vine that could slowly overtake the rest of the branches. But I also believe that with special care and regulation that it could be prevented. For example, many of these powers that have become a concern are mostly informal powers, that come from the ideas from the Constitution and could be more easily and understandably regulated, with the appropriate policies. Just like how the president used to be able to send U.S. troops if deemed necessary to him/her without congress 's declaration of war, but now have to give a 60-day notice to them whenever they do and need approval either way.
They may argue that it gives less populated areas a voice, leading to a unified country (Kimberling). William C. Kimberling notes, “Proponents argue that the Electoral College system contributes to the cohesiveness of the country by requiring a distribution of popular support to be elected president, without such a mechanism, they point out, president would be selected either through the domination of one populous region over the others or through the domination of large metropolitan areas over the rural ones.” When stated this way, one can see the benefits of the Electoral College. On the contrary, some believe it allows rural populations to have the upperhand (Kimberling). This is due to the fact that electoral votes are not determined by population size, but by the number of House and Senate members.