McCloy tried to argue that political donation is part of political participation which is protected by implied freedom of political communication. His argument has been rejected by all judges based on the model of representative government. because of the high risk of corruption the joint judgement argued that discrimination between property developers and general public in terms of political donation is legitimate. Despite the ICAC report on cases of corruption of property developers and the fact that the property developers directly benefit from the decisions made by government, Nettle raise the discrimination factor to argue that the restriction on property developers should be
They did have a difference in their plans: Hillary chose a plan that would require all American to acquire insurance coverage as an individual mandate. Whereas, Obama’s plan was not a mandated requirement, but there would be an offer of a subsidy to allow Americans to purchase insurance. In the end, Obama won the primary and challenged Republican John McCain in the general election. Obama declared on the campaign trail that health care reform was one of his top four priorities if he won. In November of 2008, Senator Barack Obama defeated Senator John McCain to win the presidency (Jacobs,
Question two As the chairman for the Republican National Convention and knowing that Buckley V Valeo decision will not be soon changed, I would argue against changing the current campaign system in the most spectacular way. I would get on air and frame as the case as the liberal media trying to suppress free speech. I would attack the media on its double standards and vendetta against businesses. The press demands to know the inner working of institutions, yet it hardly respects other people’s right to assemble nor does it promote candidates that reflect the views of people whom want to make America great. The first amendment guarantees the right to assemble even in secret.
Wilding can be described as “ordinary to extraordinary, profit-oriented or pleasure seeking and can effect corporations and government as well as individuals of each race, class and gender(Derber 4). The major corporation and political wilding I had came across was by Comcast. Comcast funded Bob Casey allowing Casey to pursue talking to he Federal Communications Commission in order to take over their leading competitor making it corporation wilding. The political wilding that occurred was when Casey went to talk to the Federal Communications Commission in order to keep his funding by his largest contributor. Another political wilding finding I had came across was when Casey because the “main instrument” of passing legislation in order to allow Air Products and Chemicals to continue to obtaining helium despite the shortage.
An example of this branch checking another branch June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that section three of the “Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional and that the government can’t discriminate against married L/G couples in deciding federal protection or benefits. The Judicial Branch rightfully checked this Congress law in an attempt to stop governmental prejudice. An instance of the Judicial Branch being checked is 1805 Associate Justice Samuel Chase was impeached due to expressing his strict federalist ideas in the court and the idea of Judges serving for life irritating Thomas Jefferson; The House of Reps passed the articles of impeachment, and then was acquitted by the Senate. This shows that the other branches have the right (with the right resources) to impeach Supreme Court justices if they step out of
Id at 609. “The right to trial by jury guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment would be senselessly diminished if it encompassed the factfinding necessary to increase a defendant 's sentence by two years, but not the factfinding necessary to put him to death.”
Preclearance was a constitutional response to voter discrimination, but it was also unconstitutional to apply it to states based on past issues (Sensenbrenner, 2016). Thus, the law’s strongest protections have been rendered meaningless. Clearly they never heard of Tocqueville’s tyranny of the majority. The tyranny of the majority is when a dominant group uses its control of the government to abuse the rights of minority groups (Magstadt, p.78, 2015). Executing laws that place restrictions on minorities sounds all too familiar.
Therefore, a candidate can win the popular vote and still lose the presidency (Cheeseman, 2013, p. 86). The executive branch is responsible for enforcing the laws that Congress makes (Cheeseman, 2013, p. 86). The legislative branch (Congress) makes federal law (Cheeseman, 2013, p. 86). Congress is divided into two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
During the birth of our government, our country’s leaders promised our democracy would be the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. (Bernie Sanders) In our current society, it has been said that our political campaign finance system is corrupt and primarily controlled by billionaires, wealthy donors, and corporations. Many say our government has strayed from the original democracy that our country was built upon. Despite this claim, if monetary restrictions for campaigning were set then there would be controversy due to wealthy supporters and corporations wanting to support political candidates. Millionaires and wealthy organizations might come together to form super PACs.
How can it be justified in ethical terms? In the US, bribes to police officers or government workers is illegal. The social consensus is to abide by the law and pay the traffic ticket properly. The US process of paying traffic tickets is justified by traditional ethical theories like utilitarianism for example. The advantages of the US process is money from traffic violators funds not only government salaries but also government programs for and community programs for the public’s well-being.