I think this might be the reason why there is an inconsistency in my draft. I delete the statistic part in my essay because it has been pointed out in office hours that it feel like two essay instead of one. Also, I added more lines to explain why I chose silence since my audience might not be clear about that. Making those changes, I think I’m breaking apart from the 5 paragraphs
Williams suggests that the founders thought that the Electoral College was a sensible plan, but things don’t always work out how they should (28). It is a relic of America’s predemocratic past when leaders were scared of having too much power over the people (Klinker, McClellan 1). Congressional Digest suggests that we are stuck in a time warp (31). We still rely on a horse-and-buggy election system in the age of the internet (Congressional Digest 31). Congressional Digest points out the fact that voters today know more about the candidates than they did 200 years ago (19).
Did you know that on election day you do not vote directly for president. Many people don’t like that they don’t ultimintly decide for president. They however don’t understant that it is there for a quite a few reasons. The first is that the founding fathers created the electoral college, second that it ensures that every state gets a say in who the president is, and number three is that it makes sure that the president is chosen by a majority vote and not a popular vote. When the founding fathers built this country they made the electoral college so that the presadent could be picked by an educated population.
This was especially beneficial as not only could they reassure me that it would be fine, they were also able to give me advice on the things to talk about. In addition to this I also ran into my previous employer not long before the interview. Although he worked in the retail sector, not the financial sector he was able to tell me what he looks for at interviews when hiring, and what he thought I should focus on with relation to my work history. The final, and most effective thing I did before the interview was to prepare model answers. Preparing model answers before the interview was extremely helpful, but did prove quite difficult.
Lets take a look at how well Jerry Jones the General Manager has faired in making the playoffs without Jimmy Johnson as the head coach. I myself thought I had a pretty good idea what the results would be but I have to admit I was a little shocked by what I found. So here we go. These are playoff appearances by division since
Goldwater had planned his campaign on running against Kennedy, however, it was not to be. Despite a different opponent, Goldwater continued to use his “formula for past success: attack the Democratic party with total candor and uncompromising ideology,” (Matthews 665). Johnson 's weakness was perceived to be foreign policy, and Goldwater chose this as his area for which to attack. It was his decision to fire at Johnson 's foreign policy record that ultimately cost Goldwater the election. It was ultimately decided that Goldwater did not have “the prudence to choose when force was necessary,” (Matthews 665).
Two months earlier, I knew what I wanted to do; I wanted to run for Senior Class President. I never really saw myself as the popular kid, and this is kind of the stereotype for senior class presidents, but I was determined to try. Only one person was running against me, so this was a head to head. I thought of myself as the better candidate, as I think I’ve always stood up for the students of Hebron. Hours went into making posters, into meeting people, and anything else I could think of that might give me that slight edge up.
The moments that may seem small or insignificant have the greatest chance to change one's life. For me, my small, insignificant moment happened sophomore year. Being in FFA was something I did not think could have such an impact on my life. But the moment I decided to run for our chapter office, was a moment that changed my life. I decided to take a leadership role through the FFA chapter, but it has turned into so much more.
By the time the 2008 elections came around, I was so pissed off that I almost didn't show up to vote. Finally, I decided to vote because of two reasons. First, because I watched a clip of Noam Chomsky explaining why, in his thinking, people in swing states should vote for the democrats while those not living in swing states should vote for third party candidates. His point is that minor policy differences matter in peoples' everyday, real-world lives. And he's right.
I was a bit nervous when my principal assigned me to be the recorder in our group. “Why me? I am not a good recorder,” I thought to myself. Yet, when I started to view this activity through an administrator’s lens, I took the duty willingly. I would have done the same to someone at our table if I were to be the principal.
Nowadays some politicians believe that The Bill of Rights is a living document that can be changed or manipulated to “better fit” the era that we live in. The Federalists felt it was necessary to rush in a document to serve as a backbone for the nation. The Anti-Federalists felt that the government was too new and inexperienced to form a dependable set of laws. They believed that rushing
I do not think this system is fair, I think it contradicts the fact that as Americans we are given the freedom to vote, but it seems as though the people’s vote actually doesn’t decide much. It has been proven in 2000, when George W. Bush lost the popular vote by .51% yet still won the electoral college vote by 271 to 266, this doesn’t seem right to me at all. Part of living in the U.S. is having the opportunity to vote for the person running your country, we are always told “our vote matters” which it does in a sense, but it seems more as though we are voting for other people to vote. The Electoral College system is very unequitable in my eyes. The people chosen for our electors meet on the Monday following