Beginning with modern technology, people are able to access information to make educated decisions, therefore the Electoral College isn’t seemed to be essential. Also, “Electoral College are now selected by the political parties and they are expected to vote along party lines regardless of their own opinions about the candidates”(procon.org). Meaning that their decisions are based on their party system alone, and the electorate personal opinion does not count. In addition to this, some may agree that the general people's opinion is being disregarded. This was seen in the most recent election in 2016.
I do not know and I always want to find out an answer. In China, the president is not selected by Chinese citizen. He is selected by National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. In other word, no matter who is going to be the president, Chinese citizen do not be able to change the result. And this election is not fair enough because people in the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China can decide who the next president is before voting.
Pericles, a key political figure of 5th century Athens states, “Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighboring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves.” The Athenians had no desire to follow what appeared as mediocre government, the Athenians pushed for the best form they could find. Arete, for Athens, meant every person had a voice in politics. Politics embraces the reason of the mind as well as the emotion of the heart. Therefore, the very essence of a good human being would lie in being a politically active person.
I do not agree with the statement because the congress has went down because of many presidencys failures and mistakes. Our government does not have much power and is not as strong because of many wrongdoings of legislatures and people in the white house. Some people say that our government is good, but in reality it isn’t. Many others countries have been offending us and doing stuff to out computers and technology and the U.S. does nothing about it. Many cops are killing people for no reason and the governmet doesn’t stop them because they keep on doing it.
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.
Technically under this system we do not directly vote for our President/Vice President. Instead they select a group of people who have pledged to vote for their chosen candidate. These groups of people that
Each one had their own view of how to do this, but it was a main goal of both politicians. Alexander Hamilton was a founding father and leader of the Federalist party. Hamilton wanted America to be just like Great Britain. He believed that in the best interest for the country, the government should be run by elite people with lots of money. Hamilton was The United States Secretary of Treasury, during this time, and proposed many of his reform ideas to Congress.
As senator Charles E. schumer has made clear they can help the economy by paying fines to become citizens. They can also help create more jobs and opportunities for employment. Schumer's point is that by paying fines they can become citizens and are also helping the economy. Some might argue that they are taking away opportunities for american citizens to earn jobs and salaries.
Governments like to be in command and supervise its citizens. With that, there are always some citizens that will rebel over the people in charge. People will rebel because they gain much knowledge from literature, news media, entertainment, and presently, the internet that contradicts the government. The government is intelligent because it has the power to change what the people look at to make them dense and without an opinion of what the government says. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows an accurate representation of what the government does to its people.
Many people believe that the election plays the most important role in democracy. Because a free and fair election holds the government responsible and forces it to behave on voter's interest. However, some scholars find evidence that election itself is not enough to hold politicians responsible if the institutions are not shaping incentives in a correct way. In other words, the role of the election on democracy, whether it helps to serve the interest of the public or specific groups, depends on other political institutions. I
The Electoral College was a fair way to let every person be involved with the voting.
However, the betterment they speak of is one that exist for certain citizens with deep pockets and ideas that differ from the average suburban people. Subsequently, the politician by supporting a certain bill and helping lobbyist achieve their aim finds his own aim closer to being achieved. Through the advancement of the politicians Political Action Committee. Political Action Committees exist for the sole purpose of allowing a politician to accept contributions to fund his current and future campaigns as governor or president. "Lobbyist make implicit payments to the politician through campaign contributions" (Baye 1993).
Another pro is it reduces problems. For example, some congress members like the power that they have and they start to misuse it. A con of having term limits is getting rid of the experienced members. Newer people may bring new ideas but they need time to figure out how the system works. The time that
The legislature could hold all the power and re-elect the same senator and he could hold power for as long as he wanted. The people have to have a say in their government in order to create their happiness. They didn 't
With that being said, Merrick Garland is ignoring the representation of the people who voted for Obama during the final year in office. He says “the people should decide” and they did through the president they elected. Mitch McConnell referred to congress’s ability to check the president’s power by withholding consent. Mitch McConnell plans to withhold consent until next election, but what stopping him from obstructing the process for as long as he wants? There doesn’t seem to be any constitutional restrictions on how long congress can withhold.