Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014). The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.
Michelle Alexander proceeds with another rhetorical question to allow the audience to further reflect on the current situation and stress the corruption of the justice system “If McCleskey’s evidence was not enough to prove discrimination in the absence of some kind of racist utterance, what would be?” (Alexander 67). She uses facts and statistics prior to this “the researchers found that defendants charged with killing white victims were 4.3 times more likely to receive a death sentence than defendants charged with killing blacks” (Dissenting 321; referenced by Alexander 67) to assert evidence of the racial profiling present in the American justice system. The persuasive technique is used to assert her opinion towards the audience by relating
The presidential election in 2016 has definitely been one to remember. A woman won a nomination and Donald Trump became the presidential nominee for the United States of America. Chris Matthews, who is a political commentator, wrote a book titled Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game. This book lists several maxims, or rule of conduct, that he believes politicians use the most. A few of them seem obvious, like positioning or keeping your enemies in front of you.
The upcoming presidential elections focused the conversational spotlight upon the presidential candidates. Samuelson takes an aggressive stance against Trump where he hones in on the impossible “Trumpanomics,” pointing out the contradictions that “are so obvious that they raise questions about Trump’s understanding or motives.” Before getting deep into the critical article and Samuelson’s detailed explanations on Trump’s inconsistencies with his policies, readers receive knowledge on his economic plans. Included in this article is extra information prevalent to the subject and invalidation of Trump’s proposals making the flow of logic easy to follow without having prior knowledge which allows for a wider range of targeted audiences. A diverse
James Madison wrote Federalist 51 over 200 years ago, yet its words still impact today’s government in 2016. When writing Federalist 51, Madison had two main objectives in mind; he wanted a government with a separation of powers, and he also wanted minorities to be protected. Both of his objectives have been accomplished and continue to be present in today’s American government with the latter objective being more present in today’s government even more so than in the past. To begin with, power is separated in today’s government, preventing a single person or group from having absolute power since, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” according to John Dalberg-Acton. The American government is composed of three branches which power is separated amongst.
This source emphasizes how the society views elections when it comes to Americans. Donald R. Kinder, Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor of Political Science, professor of psychology, and research professor in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan and Allison Dale-Riddle, doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Michigan does astonishing at arguing, that although “separate but equal” ended by the help of Gunnar Myrdal over 60 years ago that race continuously play a major role in elections. The book allows readers to question how race affected Barack Obama difficulty to win the election. Kinder and Riddle expresses how race is an important factor that should not be over looked by the society regarding presidency. Both authors’ does exceptional at declaring that race is a main factor that affect people votes and how Obama was almost eliminated as a candidate from winning presidency.
In the ted talk by Adam foss, about the prosecutor’s vision for a better justice system; the theme of the talk is about when people commit crime in the this country, that the US justice system has a prosecutor that charge people for their action they committed as being explain in the chapter (7.16) of the text book. The action the government takes to punish people with their criminal record which the government has been doing for a long now till today. The author Foss believe that reforming justice system will help to replace wrath with the chances that will change people’s lives for better than destroying them with criminal record. Another point the author is making is arguing about how to reinvent American justice systems. His opinion in
The Arizona SB 1070 arguably may be one of the most controversial state immigration laws passed in Arizona. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Republican Party, signed the bill into a law on April 23, 2010. The bill implemented three key provisions: it permits people to sue their local government, agencies, cities, and counties if they believe that the immigration law is not actively being enforced. Second, it requires that police officers, when practicable, check the immigration status and detain those they deem suspicious as residing illegally in the United States. The final provision require an individual to possess their immigration documentation at all time.
In the U.S Constitution, it states that if President is convicted of any treason, corruption, or any other high Crimes and transgressions they can be removed from office. However, there are many steps to being impeach. The first thing in order for the President to be impeach is when the situation of the President brings attention to the members of the House of Representatives. Next, they are handed over to the House Judiciary Committee to see if the situation is serious. If the situation is serious then the president would be presented to the U.S Senate to decide if he should be impeached.
Annotated Bibliography #1 Working Research Question: Should the U.S. Judical branch take action to prevent wrongful convictions and improve police investigations, or should the government spend its time and resources on other things? Bibliographic Entry: Hunt, B. Problems in the Criminal Justice System. Retrieved September 22, 2017, from http://mtabolitionco.org/issues/problems/ Source Summary: This article is all about the issues in the U.S. criminal, from the outdated technology through racism. Also it talks about the origin of why and how all of these issues came about and potential ways to solve the problems.
Illegal immigrants evidently have had the ability to leach off of the American government, due to Obamacare. Illegal immigration is without a doubt one of the most attention needing problems the United States faces. The adversity devised from the jobs that illegal immigrants have apprehended from US citizens is formidable. President Trump has promised that he will reform the immigration laws and following his presidential campaign promise, building a large wall that separates Mexico and The United States. Building the wall reassures the population that we are indeed safe, we are a powerful country and there is no free ride in the land of hope and possibility.
Homegrown Terror is violent acts committed by citizens or residents of a state against their own people or property within that state without foreign influence in an effort to instill fear on a population or government as a tactic designed to advance political, religious, or ideological objectives. This topic has been one of the most talked about in the presidential race. The politicians in the running, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are often given the question about their solution with homegrown terrorism. All of their solutions that were mentioned on both sides, were both very interesting. But at the end, one of the solution, that Clinton made and it really stood out the most.
For this paper, my research 's main focus will be on Immigration Policies, like ICE raids. I will investigate and analyze how ICE raids affected and still affect Latinx/Chicanx communities. On top of the negative impacts it causes, I will be looking into the history of how ICE was formed and how it is an oppressive system that is known to target mainly undocumented Latinxs. Although ICE was “founded” in 2003, I will be including history of alternative methods the country used before ICE was established. The most deportations occurred under Obama 's presidential term and given the new administration, that is upfront and clear about being anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican, communities have no idea what to expect.
Campaign finance reform, involves the political effort throughout the United States of America in order to make a change. For example change in the involvement of money invested into politics, more specifically in political campaigns. The history of the campaign reform started back with President Jackson and continued to be an issue up until the Citizen United versus the FEC in 2010. The issue comes down to money in politics. Some might agree with, money is a corrupting influence that leads to what is known as quid pro quo, the corrupting influence money has on politicians by getting the politicians to do them things in favor.