Herbert J. Storing, an Associate Professor of Political Science, in “The Case Against Civil Disobedience,” writes, “One of the practical consequences of this institution [civil disobedience] is to divert disobedience and even revolution into the channel of law” (97). What Storing is saying is that civil disobedience will encourage people to break the laws and they will hide under civil disobedience to avoid the law. Also, civil disobedience might split society by creating disagreements with the people, and it could create a political instability. However, Storing fails to see that those who break an unjust law, as discussed above, do not avoid the law, in fact they show respect to the law as they willingly accept the consequences. By accepting the consequences, they show that they are not acting for their own interests but for society’s.
During the election day Trump won the states that provided him with his victory like Florida and Pennsylvania. States should have the power of deciding the fate of the vote because the state regulates the people in their districts. They have earned the power to have a say what candidate should be selected. An election has to come down to what the states think about which candidate is the best to serve the country. The US Electoral Votes Map shows states like Florida, California, and Pennsylvania having high electoral votes (Document 2).
In his mind all he sees is himself, he makes decisions based on how it will make him look and feel. He acts in a way not a leader would act more like the way an adolescent would act. He has nothing but selfish things on his mind and in his future. The question is fire him from his position or promote him, do we give him more of the power, or do we give him a goodbye and have a nice day? Logic says tell him a nice day and fire him but the public says he has my vote.
The article Partisan politics 'enfeeble public administration’ contains different views and complications about electorates and how a less than perfect election system, coupled with the extreme ideological opinions of voters, increases the probability of the most popular candidate being elected. The field of Public administration is mainly concerned with the structure of government programs and the conduct of officials. The article is significant to the course because Public Administrators are charged with overseeing public policy; which is directly influenced by politics. Public administration is equivalent to election administration. Actions and choices made by public administrators affect the lives of everyone in America (Milakovich & Gordon,
The movie, The American President, depicts several reliable roles that the president performs, as well as, some of the aspects of our political system. It is a romantic comedy that takes place in the White House, during primary season. The president, Andrew Shepperd, is a widower, with a daughter, who is hoping to be reelected and pass two bills. One related to gun control and the other on fuel restrictions. While watching the movie, I noticed several key roles that the president played; all of which gave him the qualities of a realistic president.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today to discuss the actions of Mildred turning in her husband for his twenty plus amount of hidden books. In Fahrenheit 451, Mildred’s actions are not justified because Montag provided a safe life for her and marriage vows state to stand by your significant other through thick and thin. On the other hand, Mildred was raised in a society that did not educate her in what was right or wrong. She did not want to get in trouble, risking the loss of her “family” who she favored over her husband, Montag. Also Mildred’s actions were justified because, Montag was breaking the law, and even though he’s her husband, she did what she thought was right in hope to not lose everything they had.
In 1984, it was again time to elect a president. Democrat Walter Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, was running against the current president, Ronald Reagan. Because of their lead in the polls, Reagan and his team decided not to attack Mondale, but to form a campaign based on being able to feel good about America again. Amongst the many commercials Reagan 's team did, "Morning in America" stands out as one of the greatest political ads ever. It created a sense that America was once again strong and Americans could feel secure in the knowledge that they were living in the greatest country in the world.
Montag’s emotions could be clouding his judgement and the way he is processing everything, he may have been thinking irrationally. Montag was justified because he could have been protecting himself. Montag had to burn his own house along with the books he was going to use against the firemen. Beatty also tells montag that he was under arrest after he was done burning his own house down. According to Bradbury, “Beatty said, when your finished you’re under arrest” (Bradbury pg. 111).
Other systems like run-off election and direct popular vote show a better picture of what the people want. In “One Vote For The Electoral College" the author goes into detail and explains direct popular election. “This successful and satisfactory system, one that has worked with only a few close calls, would dissolve with the abolition of the Electoral College, exposing the nation to dangerous forces that could tear it apart” (Turner 414). Besides the direct popular election, there is also the run-off election. It is functioned around making sure the people’s vote does not go to waste.
Yet the issue of populism is not how this method is used, but how it’s used for. Political ideals that are righteously wrong that are used to make the population believe or perceive as their right, twisting the true intention of these politicians to make the populous believe that they are on their side. Professor in School of Public and International Affairs Cas Mudde would answer on populism being a political issue, “Yes, populism is an important feature of contemporary politics, but not all anti-establishment politics is populism and populist parties are not just about populism.
Host, Derek Waters, in two of the videos, “Drunk History: Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks” and “Drunk History: John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson,” engages with inebriated guest who recount the history of the U.S. The purpose of the first is to portray the contribution of Colvin and Parks to the Bus Boycott by having an intoxicated woman narrate the story. The second depicts the deterioration of Adams and Jefferson’s friendship during the 1800 election which is reiterated by a tipsy man. The first video adopts a sympathy tone in order to elicit a similar emotion from discriminatory experiences in the adult viewers. In the second video, it adopts a ridiculous tone in order to convey amusement in the adult viewers.
Overexposure to technology causes a lack of knowledge and the inability to think. (SIP-A): It is clear that society lacks knowledge and is unable to think properly. (STEWE-1): When Mildred is rambling on about her parlor ‘family’, Montag asks her, "'does your 'family' love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?'" (Bradbury 73).