All plans, proposals, &c. prior to the nineteenth of April, I. E. to the commencement of hostilities, are like the almanacks of the last year;... the one proposing force, the other friendship; but it hath so far happened that the first hath failed, and the second”. He speaks on the fact that we would have had better relationships with more countries if we didn't have to be looped in with Britain. We would be able to make more money from trade, and becoming a more powerful nation with more allies. Paine believes that Britain treats their colonies horribly and that if they were a “parent” they wouldn't treat their children like slaves and brutes and that they wouldn't throw their child into war for something that's not their
except for English speaking. Afterwards, he introduced another argument that should U.S. make English as official language or not. From for side, he explained supporters of English as official language believes that communication is very important for democracy, and learning English has big role to success in the U.S. Also he describes the governor are trying to introduce official language because of fear from spreading other language in U.S. However, the author argues making official language may be against 1st Amendment. He cites quote from a language diversity advocate James Crawford to show that making official language is discrimination to other language.
Washington would see that individual communities and movements have created change for themselves, while working against others. It’s amazing what could be done if we stopped working against each other. While political parties aren’t going away, which would be to Washington’s dismay, he would suggest that the next president figure out a way to stop the two main parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, from being convinced their beliefs are the “correct” beliefs. If we cannot get rid of political parties, the best we can do is unite them. The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other.
His musical, Hamilton, modernizes Common Sense 's wordy view on America: the country is on the brink of chaos because being England 's income creates pointless enemies for America. And through this modernization, Miranda ignites the same spark of revolution in his audiences that Paine did with his pamphlet. England 's interest in America primarily came from its potential as a cash cow. The land provided ample space and resources to make money, which England quickly capitalized on. Thomas Paine confirms this in his counterpoint to England giving protection to America: "That she hath engrossed us is true, and defended the continent at our expense as well as her own, is admitted; and she would have defended Turkey from the same motive, viz., for the sake of trade and dominion" (326).
Since the U.S. wanted to spread their belief of Democracy around the world to other countries in Europe, they had to make the perfect form in their very own country. President Harry Truman decided to enact his rights as president and start distinguishing the discrimination laws and the “separate but equal” act from the Plessy vs. Ferguson case. President Truman “noted that if the United States were to offer the ‘peoples of the world’ a ‘choice of freedom or enslavement’ it must ‘correct the remaining imperfections in our practice of democracy”. This pretty much states that President Truman wants to outlaw discrimination across the country to prove a point to other countries how successful Democracy could be and lead by example. This was the spark of the civil rights movement that African Americans needed to become equal.
Summary: The purpose of “Civil Disobedience” was to open people’s eyes to the injustices committed by the government and to cause them to do something about it. Thoreau talks about how the American government is by definition unjust due to its support of slavery and the Mexican War and how change is needed very soon. He warned to “not at once [have] no government, but at once a better government.” in order to make it clear that he was not calling for a revolution, but a reform of the government. In the very beginning, Thoreau says that he believes “That government is best which governs least.” because the American government has made it so that the majority has all the power, even if they use their power to commit injustices. Thoreau wanted
What can we do to ensure a redistricting plan that is fully constitutional in the fact that it represents the most perfect cross-section of American society? The answer is complicated. Although the idea of an independent redistricting commission sounds like a safe bet – there has to be certain things in place for it to actually be effective in making the voting process fair. A member of this independent commission would come from a relatively apolitical source. But this “apolitical source” can be fudged.
The only changes that would make the Third Party viable would probably be to make the system Parliamentary. What we have now is a “Winner take all system,” which represents our democracy. Parliament is highly unlikely since our founders chose a completely different system. With a system of voting by two-thirds in it allows elected officials the power to change or not change the law. The advantage of a two parties system is a strong central government and constant pressure toward the center.
Overall, Burke wants to see an expansion of the British powers as well as an establishment of a partisanship between the middle class and parliament. Burke believes that “What’s good for me is good for a nation as a whole”. However, Burke did not encourage the harsh treatment of the working class; rather, he strived for a nature where they could live with honor and integrity. Burke says, “When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment we have no compass to govern us; nor can we know distinctly to what port we steer.” (Jacobian and Conservatives p.13) Without a general guidance for moral values as to what is right or wrong, society will collapse because riots and uprisings could occur, especially due to the harsh treatment of workers.
He is arguing for a more active government in the citizens lives, which means a larger government system. This is the best type of government system because the government serves the people. Lincoln isn 't the only president who had these ideas, in fact, former president, Lyndon B. Johnson stated: "If government is to serve any purpose it is to do for others what they are unable to do for themselves." His ideas back up those of Lincoln, again stating that a government is to help others that they cannot do for themselves. An example would be a government and their public welfare systems.