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. So voting is just a show. The supreme leader of North Korea is also not elected by people. Kim Jong-un was born to be the supreme leader because his great-grandfather was the first leader who leaded North Korea became independent. North Korea is just same as a family business.
Once president Andrew Jackson wielded the executive power of the veto, which he used to excess. The twelve vetoes that were used during his reign overrode congress, the body of elected officials. The representatives of the states are suppose to be the consensus of the people. When Andrew Jackson, a single person refuses the congress's legislation it hinders democracy as less opinions are heard. In Jackson’s head the congressmen are just career politicians disconnected from the american people.
Presidential candidates have different beliefs and values however the most basic form of respect did not occur during the campaign, just like in the movie “Freedom Writers” the most basic form of respect was not shown. Each party, the democrats and republicans, did not use their parties values to help unite the country. No matter what one believes, and before he has even been in office, there are many that are angry and have been rioting based on judgement about Donald Trump. This can be compared to the movie where the students judged each other simply on race and not having a true understanding of who they are and their situation. Judging others based on fear, race or religion is a significant issue that needs to be solved so that our county’s future has more peace than hate.
Summary The three branches of government should be independent No branch should have power over selecting who makes up the other two branches However, the citizens cannot practically elect individuals for every office for example, the people may not be able to distinguish what makes a good judge (for judicial branch). the government has to be able to govern itself, meaning since men can be greedy, there must be constitutional walls that prevent one branch from becoming too powerful Usually, legislative branch is the most powerful in a republican government The legislative branch is divided into two to avoid an unfair concentration of power Majorities threaten the interests of the minorities Solution one: have a powerful government whose will is more powerful than the simple majority Solution two:
Most 16 year old kids dont know much about or learn much about the presidental election to be able to vote. I feel the voting age 18 is a little risky itself and going lower is just unprofessional. Judges are comparing our country to diffrent countries like our rules and presidents are the same. My arguement is to keep the voting age at 18 years old. We need votes from people that understand everything about the election.
Kyle gingerich 7th grade Claymont schools The ballot is stronger than the bullet -Abraham Lincoln. Although people say that voting is not worth doing, voting can change the world. It is important to vote because 1 vote can change a lot of things like voting for president or voting for your town is important. You can also vote for your right to do something. If you don’t vote you may not get what you want that is why they made voting so we can vote for what we want.
First of all, I want to start off by saying that we don’t actually vote for the candidates themselves, but for electors who cast their ballots on our behalf into the electoral college . To vote in the United States you have to be at least 18 years old, a U.S citizen and be registered to vote. Voting is typically a problem in the U.S because so few actually vote. Voting can be affected by many factors, including: Education, Ethnicity, Age and Wealth . People who are less educated and poor aren’t as likely to show up versus those who are educated and adequately wealthy.
Where they were born doesn’t matter. Who they love doesn’t matter. So why must we discriminate against these things? My biggest fear with this presidential election is that our values will worsen. With the person elected having morally questionable views about these people being the face of our country, how will the youth react?
I feel the United States is a nation being hamstrung by corruption, and politicians that favor money over the well-being of the people. With the electoral primaries underway the GOP and DNC are showcasing flaws that question whether democracy exists in the United States. During the Iowa primaries, Republican Ted Cruz told voters Ben Carson would be dropping out. This strategy by Cruz led him to beat Trump by 3.3%. On the other side of the fence, Democrat Hilary Clinton hasn’t yet been indicted for the controversy surrounding her e-mails.
Taft lacked Roosevelt’s views on presidential power and this held him back from being a stronger leader while in office. Taft’s debate over tariff reform legislation caused the Republican Party to split and led to the passage of the Payne-Aldrich Act, the Act raised certain tariffs on goods entering the United States. (History.com, 2018). Although Taft won the election easily due to Roosevelt’s help, but he struggled with presidential power. William Howard Taft created a “policy of harmony” with Congress.
According to the statistic of We the people, “most members of Congress are elected in landslide elections, and why 98 percent of incumbents are re-elected.” (385). It is actually hard for new candidates to win and replace incumbents because of redistricting. In other words, the results are almost in the desire of legislators, so the voting of citizens looks wasting time and money and does not express their right in the election. The purpose of election to look for the winner with the highest rate of votes, but gerrymandering interrupts that purpose and drives the result into their bias parties. Therefore, the election in America does not prove that it is a democracy country as far as existing gerrymandering.
Johnson’s election as Vice President in 1836 was decided in the Senate after twenty-three Virginia electors did not vote for him for personal reasons.” The people wanted to vote for Richard M. Johnson but since the Electoral College did not like him, for personal reasons, the electors decided not to take the people’s opinion and instead they did what they did what they wanted. (Passage 1) “When you vote for your candidate you are actually voting for your candidate’s electors.” When you are voting for your choice of President you are not directly voting for who you want, so the power of voting is taken from the people and it is given to the Electoral College or electors. Not only does the Electoral College take people’s power away it also makes the place you live in decide if your vote is actually important or
“Whoever the majority votes for that given person should be the victor. The current system is undemocratic. The electorate does not officially elect the president, those who are apart of the electorate college elected the president. No other country holds their election in such a convoluted manner.” “Our nation witnessed the result of allowing the Electoral College to determine the
One reason the Electoral College should be abolished is that one of the candidates could win the popular vote and still end up losing the election. On November 8th, 2016 Donald Trump was elected president because the Electoral College voted for him. Approximately thirty out of the fifty states’ electoral colleges voted for Donald Trump, he ended with 290 Electoral College votes. He had lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by about one million people because the vote of the citizens in the US has no value. The Electoral College votes are the only ones with value.
The first part is democratic. This is the part where the citizens vote, but they are not voting for the future president. They are voting for a “slate of presidential electors” (Mitchell).The president is not chosen by a popular vote. The president is chosen by 538 people in the Electoral College. Part two is where the Electoral College casts their votes and a candidate must receive 270 votes in order to win the presidency.