The United States of America has been built upon democratic ideals, and is the oldest democracy in the world. However, this does not mean American democracy, or any democracy, is without fault. The fundamental principle of democracy is universalism, it is meant to be inclusive and available to all groups of people. This means that in its truest form, democracy says race shouldn’t be a dividing factor of the system, yet it is apparent that it is. America prides itself on being a “melting pot” of cultures, with this comes a vast variety of identities, making it difficult to unite everyone under a common political system.
However, its main flaw is not confer on the designated meeting a true representation of the electorate. Cutting by riding makes possible "gerrymandering" to eliminate candidates "undesirable" who must be many more votes than in the neighboring riding to get elected. The proportional voting system is fairer and more democratic but it is criticized for generating government instability. The parties that are able to govern often implement alliances or coalitions with other political parties to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives. The game coalitions can give some small parties "hinges" a key role, more important than their actual weight in the formation of a parliamentary
A culture can show us the large part of their values and assumptions. Americans devotion to individualism is crucial for their survival. Furthermore, almost all Americans are happy with their personal lives, so that, this values are most important for 21st century American. Time, ınformality, and equality are as important as individualism, because just an individualism is not enough for understanding the 21st century American.
And that is why I succeed.” It’s a good way to motivate, by using the authority of another person. And on the other hand a lot of young people know Michael Jordan and seeing him as a role model. And when a “boring” politician like Barack Obama quotes Michael Jordan, the audience will think he’s cool and will boost Obamas motivation
The difference lies in the fact that the average non-political voter will typically vote for a candidate based on appearance and relatively scanty information as opposed to a knowledgeable assembly of politicians who would otherwise have a more thorough association and this can be viewed as a disadvantage. Authors Sean Gailmard and Jeffrey A. Jenkins in their article titled, “Agency Problems, the 17th Amendment, and Representation in the Senate”, found in the EBSCO database clarify this when stating, “While the 17th Amendment did create a direct agency relationship, it also eliminated both the informed selection and monitoring of U.S. Senators by relative political experts, state legislators. Therefore, U.S. Senators may have been held to a better post-amendment standard in democratic terms, but not as tightly as they were held to their pre-amendment
Although we know that legislators are more extreme than are their constituents (Bafumi and Herron 2010), scholars have identified a range of factors that might explain elite polarization but have failed to generate consensus. Redistricting is one of the most commonly cited explanations for polarization (Mann and Orstein 2006). However, this is hotly debated in the literature. Abramowitz, Alexander, and Gunning (2006) argue the polarization has no effect, as the elections for House positions are not becoming less competitive. Carson et al.
Congressional elections revolve around the ideas and opinions of who can run for office,for how long and when they are able to.Although the congressional election process seems very complex,the elections are not very competitive because of three main reasons.These reasons include incumbent protection,gerrymandering and redistricting. An incumbent is someone who is currently holding office.Incumbents use tactics like safe seats in attempt to ensure their position in office.Therefore an incumbent is less likely to lose his or her place in office,because they have many protections.Another reason that congressional elections are not very competitive is gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the product of district lines being drawn in such a way that
Introduction In today’s political world, there is a large part of the population who votes in elections marred with electoral fraud and malpractice. These people suffer the consequences of having non-representative governments where the government does not reflect the votes and will of the people. One would think a country devoid of fraud during the electoral process would remove previously cheating and poorly performing incumbents, resulting in better functioning governments, which is untrue. Removing electoral fraud from an election does not guarantee that the previously fraudulent or poor performing incumbents will be removed from office. Why do Fair Elections NOT Result in Better Representatives?
It became as a model that through honesty, hard working and strong determination that anyone can make realize his dream in America. The American Dream can be viewed from two different sides, positive and negative, in various domains _Economy, Society, Education, Literature_. Most of the critics viewed it as positive as motivational to America, and only some of them examined its bad consequences such as Robert Ringer.
A President’s job is one of the most difficult to accomplish successfully because you must make the correct decisions and win the favor of the American people. In 2012 President Obama gave his presidential acceptance speech and changed the views of Americans by showing that he was a hard working individual and that he would try his best as President once again. President Obama’s acceptance speech showed the American people that he was grateful for this chance he won and that he will try to make America great once again and how democracy and politics is not just for the privileged individuals but for everyone in America. President Obama, during his speech, uses many rhetorical devices to appeal to the common American and uses select phrases in his introduction and conclusion to persuade the American people that he is one of them and that he is a hard working President who will try his best in the future and make America better than it ever was. Throughout the speech, President Obama’s use of rhetorical devices make the speaker feel a powerful emotional connection and feel that the president is one of them.
Nevertheless the partisan election of judges gives the voters what they want based on party affiliation along with qualifications. Appointing the judges on the other hand would only benefit that particular party affiliation. The outcome of judges being appointed would ultimately bring more harm than good. The plus for appointments would
Although they appear as allies their ideals often put them at odds. Much like today’s two dominate political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. One could compare the hard-headed Brain to the Republican party and the good-natured Pinky to the Democratic party. Their views in matters of gun control, taxes, and climate change are polar opposites. Brain will stubbornly charge head first with no consideration for facts or the opinions of others, just like Republicans.