Political and law reforms were made because of the Watergate, Nixon Scandal. To heal America from the Watergate, Nixon Scandal, the legislative branch made a series of laws to fix the corruption of the government (Stencel). Congress produced and passed many laws to limit abuse of power which was revealed in the Watergate, Nixon Scandal. These laws included laws to restrict campaigning such as a limit in finance for campaigning and laws to gain the trust of the public. For the Judicial Branch to conduct research of crimes easier, Congress had the power to appoint a prosecutor.
However, the Court interpreted the Act in a way that made it harmless, and instead used it go against interstate strikes, since they restricted trade, revealing how unsuccessful the government legislation was at curbing businesses’ corruption. On the other hand, according to the Pageant, the Interstate Commerce Act, though not revolutionary, helped stabilize the businesses. The Pageant felt that the Act was still a significant red-letter law, and it did prove to be a good stepping stone for an effective legislation that curbed corruption. Furthermore, the Pageant believed that even though the Sherman Anti-Trust Act had legal loopholes, it still threatened the power of the monopolistic businesses and introduced a revolutionary principle. Unlike the perspective of Zinn, the Pageant argued that both these acts helped start the transformation from private greed to public need, while Zinn strongly believed that the government legislation was not effective at curbing the corruption, highlighting a difference in perspective.
The essays were published as a series of articles called “Catos’s Letters,” as publishing the essays under the men’s true names would have put them and their families in potential danger; being a whistleblower was dangerous, even back then. Zenger uses Cato as a source for his accusations against government officials, having them back up the points that he had already brought to light on certain fraudulent British officials. Occasion: During this time, the colonies were still under British control. As such, Britain had
After finding some torture tactics, it helped me research about the negative effects of torture. In his article, “Torture is a Crime”, Curt Goering listed the negative effects of torture. He argues that torture is illegal, ineffective, immoral and makes those around us unsafe. Curt uses ethos in his piece to back up his main argument. For example, he mentions that in 1984, the UN adopted the Convention against torture and it was ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1990.
“Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” Once said by William Gaddis about the the idea of people corruption with power. William Gaddis is getting at that power itself does not corrupt people it is what they do with it. Gaddis’s quote can relate to Arthur Miller’s book The Crucible because the story shows how power can lead to corruption in this time period around the Salem Witch Trials. First Danforth has the power to do what he wants when it comes to the court. Next, Abigail shows how manipulative she can be to people.
Each branch of the government needs to carefully make the right decisions as they are ultimately representing the country and the people as a whole. Article I of the Confederation is about the Legislative Branch, its purpose is to make laws that would help our country. The Legislative Branch can print money, raise an army, declare war, and control commerce, it is also the only Branch of Government that can create new laws or change existing laws. The Legislative Branch is split into two houses: the Senate and the House of
Congress in 1970 passed the Organized Crime Control Act in an effort to eradicate organized crime in the United States by improving the overall legal process and introduced new ways to deal with the unlawful activities of those engaged in organized crime. Title IX in the Organized Crime Control Act is called “RICO” or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. RICO was established to counter the infiltration of legitimate businesses engaged in interstate commerce by organized crime. However, what are the three types of scenarios punished under RICO and if any the implications of each? A number of states have established their own RICO statues to cover businesses that don’t engage in interstate commerce and therefore not within federal
Both Sarah Good and Goody Osburn were homeless beggars who already were deemed impure. Bridget Bishop was accused to her crazy ways and her reputation. By ridding Salem of what they saw as impurities is further evidence that she is evidence that she represents the crucible. The crucible in chemistry is used to separate the pure substance from everything else by eliminating the impurities. In its name, Puritan society, they must be pure.
In both worlds, citizens are subject to monitoring, the government and police force has unmonitored control that they use their advantage and the crumbling social organizations that are leading people to become bankrupt. The importance of realizing that our world is similar to Orwell’s 1984, is so we can prevent and become more aware of what our society is becoming. People like Edward Snowden and Samuel Dubose are both examples are people taking an action against these similarities. Snowden, speaking out when the CIA was becoming more invasive and Samuel Dubose’s story helps bring clarity and realization to otherwise “thoughtless” people that don’t question our society. If everyone in America were to fight for what they believe in, then we can change the
If the peacekeepers aren’t keeping the peace, then the reasoning for having a position of power is null. Literature Review *Needs Serious Help The literature used for this subject is closely related to one another with key differences between each different articles approach. They all address the concept of police corruption and deviance in general but take different stances on the cause of it and how it’s fundamentally made within a flawed system. The articles to follow suit all provide insight to previous methods of addressing the matter. The Effect of Sanctions on Police Misconduct by