In the essay “Idiot Nation”, Moore conveys the idea of how in today’s generation education diminishes the drive for learning because of budget cuts, creating a lack of student passion towards the subjects. His example of America’s lack of desire for improving their educational backround can be seen in this statistics, “99 hours a year an average American adult spends reading a book – compared with 1,460 hours watching television” (Moore 123). According to Moore, all Americans create themselves in being “ignorant” and “stupid” when it comes to basic knowledge. However, throughout Moore’s essay the reader may question the validity of what he says because of his sarcastic and domineering tone towards the “stupidity” of all Americans. The U.S does not prioritize education, and Moore provides legitimate facts that support the underfunded school systems.
It isn’t actually that frequent, about once a modern lifetime, but seems to have gotten more frequent the closer we get to now. In the last twenty years, we have had two times when the system has given a winner that wasn’t supported by the majority of voters, yet we didn’t have any in all of the 20th century. This could mean that it is getting more and more likely that the electoral college will have someone that the majority of voters didn’t vote for. All of this contributes to the idea that one vote is worthless, which is why the electoral college is antithetical to a democracy. Congressmen aren’t elected through a slate of people voted by citizens to vote for citizens, so why is the president?
The Impact of Women's Suffrage on the U.S. The right to vote is perhaps the most coveted of American liberties. Without the right to vote, populations of people in the United States would cease to have key representation in this representative democratic government. But with the enormous societal emphasis that America puts on voting and elections in the modern status quo, little focus is placed on the incredibly surprising fact that, for much of American history, the right to vote was not one bestowed to all citizens. Instead, hundreds of years persisted in the United States in which the majority of the population did not have any say in the inner workings of their government—at least so far
The system may seem confusing or unnecessary, but its importance is revealed by the care taken by the Founding Fathers in designing the Electoral College, which was described in more detail and at greater length than any other issue addressed in the Constitution (Guelzo and Hulme). Despite this, many still call for a shift to a popular vote system for the presidential election; however, such a change would be a mistake. The Electoral College should not be abolished and replaced by a popular vote because it is necessary to uphold the structure of the United States government, to protect the interests of the whole nation, and to preserve the integrity of the presidential election. Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population. Critics of the Electoral College condemn it as a relic of a bygone era.
Some people might not like the new president but there is nothing you can do. So today, we will talk about President George Washington, and how he was a great president. We will talk about his years when he was in office, second we would talk about his birth, and his childhood. We will also talk about his beliefs, and what he did as a President. To begin with, Mary Ball had President George
Political parties have been a part of the United States’ government since the end of Washington’s presidency and they have become the backbone of how people shape their opinions and view the government. However, these parties were inevitable and would have happened had they been a part of the government process or not. Political parties had to form in the 19th century in order for people to successfully win elections at all, as it was hard for candidates to get their views out to the people, and because people need a group that they can sympathise with and support. In the beginning of the American democratic system people were just acclimating to the idea of being able to participate in the government and form their own opinions. This is the main reason the political party system was considered evil by people like George Washington who
Around 10 million adults alone in the United States as of 2017 consider themselves to be part of the LGBT community, these are 10 million adults who can be discriminated against, weather this is access to something as important as medical care or something as simple as a wedding cake for their wedding they can be refused access to this. In 1993 The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in order to provide “stronger laws and enforcement for exercising religion” and so that it could play a valid part in our foreign policy; yet it is hardly used in our foreign policy and in some cases can cause more problems than solutions. This has become a national debate, even still today because of the obvious outcomes it could have regarding gay-marriage.
Simply being able to attend college doesn’t guarantee success, as source C states that, “a good proportion (more than 40 percent) of those attending four-year colleges full time fail to graduate, even within six years.” This lack of success brings about underemployed college graduates with debt accrued during an unsuccessful venture. On the subject of underemployment, there are “more than 100,000 janitors with college degrees, and 16,000 degree-holding parking lot attendants,” leading some to believe that a college degree wouldn’t be worth the time. While underemployment does exist, it is not necessarily proof that college is a worthless endeavor. There are a multitude of reasons why college graduates would take a job that isn’t top tier, and there are still plenty of job opportunities for college graduates. Regardless of unspecific statistics regarding the employment of college graduates, those with a bachelor’s degree are certain to have more job opportunities and a higher chance of being employed according to source
Jackson was previously known as a national hero, someone who did what they could to ensure the security of the nation’s people. He was also an experienced politician especially in the West. By running for president in 1824 for the first time, the voting process changed as more and more people started to get involved. According to “Methods of Electing Presidential Electors: 1816 to 1836”, 4 years before Jackson’s first run for office Massachusetts, Illinois, and Maine were the only states that used the people to vote for the president. When Jackson entered campaigning, he relied on the opinion of the people which in turn people voted to make their voice known.
Furthermore, 40% of Australians don’t know if their religion supports organ and tissue donation, and 20% of families that declined donation in 2014 did so out of religious or cultural concerns, this amount is huge, if people who were educated in whether or not their religion accepts organ donation, a whole 20% of families would allow their loved one to proceed with organ and tissue transplantation, this barrier is one of the largest ones to date. Another barrier that stops organ donation procedures is the knowledge of people and thinking they're either not healthy enough, or they're too old to donate their organs, the majority (78%) of Australians aged 65+ years are willing to donate organs and tissues, yet 37% assume they are too old to be considered for organ and tissue donation (Donatelife, 2014). In figure 2, it can be shown that although Australia may be leading in successful organ transplantations in the world, that the reason is
Due to the lack of population and the differences in the rate of citizen in Texas Map, we really have to concider about redraw the map in voting.There is a thing called gerrymandering that make the redraw of the map become unfair. For example, there are 100 people divided into purple and yellow,they both support different idea. 40% are yellow and 60% are purple and they stand equally in 1 square. If the purple have the right to redraw their own district, it could be all 4 district of purple. In that case, the yellow will have no right to vote.
If we look at most of our opinion when it comes to voting comes from the band wagon affect these days. Media often sways people’s perception on the candidate. I believe that voting doesn’t do us any good when it comes to electing the President of the United States of America or anyone elected to State Represenitive, Governor, or state local official. No matter who get the most popular vote or majority of the votes, the Electoral College always wins. To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College.
Before the War of 1812 America had only 6,000 soldiers and 12 active warships because of the spending cut on the military. We were in no shape to be going into war, much less against the strongest army in the world at that time. The British had over 243,000 soldiers and 500 active warships. With that amount
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.
It is so important that we maintain this system because without it, only highly populated states and counties would get to decide everything for our entire nation. The Electoral College is the most fair way we have, and it ensures that every citizen is allowed a voice in electing the president. Since the president is a major player in making national policy, it is just as important that they care about national interests as they are about local interests. The Electoral College is designed to make that possible. We cannot let states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas decide the fate of our entire country simply because of their high population.