The Articles of Confederation established a poor government. Many problems caused the government to be weak. One major problem with the Articles of Confederation was that the government had no power to collect taxes. This effect the government, because the government couldn't get money to pay the debts the US had or even for the army. This document had just formed a weak, poor government that had no power.
To introduce the existence of this issue, Mantsios states that this country’s citizens “don’t like to talk about class...or class privileges, or class oppression, or the class nature of society” (Mantsios 378). This is the case in America today because people are neglecting to acknowledge the existence of these elusive
Mustapha Mond explains to John that books are prohibited because these people “couldn’t understand it.” I see this in society today as well. Nobody cares to know where their clothing comes from or where their plastic trash goes to because society has made it irrelevant. It is just simply something that is not spoken about and nobody cares to speak about it. The truth of sweatshops, inhumane working conditions, and landfills is drowned in a sea of irrelevance because the government does not want to make it relevant. Consequently, most people do not realize these problems
However, Franklin Roosevelt did not follow this basic constitutional principle. He misused his power in many ways as no other president had done before. Roosevelt used a system of gaining power called court packing, packing the court with people who shared his economic views. He also ignored separation of power by making decisions before congress approved them. Roosevelt also went against the tradition that presidents only serve two terms,
(Vonnegut 1) The government had a lot of regulations on the people in this society and because of that they lost their freedom to think for themselves and could only think what the government would allow them to think. They justified this because it made it so that no one would be better than any other person. They valued equality over individuality. In Fahrenheit 451 the government restricts the ownership and reading of books.
However, just like how John Proctor failed to persuade the judges of the court and the people of Salem, LGB people are demonized for their beliefs and are almost hopeless in being accepted and valued. Nonheterosexuality should be “stud[ied] without fear”, but because of “political restraint” (What), room for understanding and accepting in the media is lost. While Salem, conquered by Puritan beliefs and traditions cannot accept those who deviate from the norm, today’s society cannot accept or understand LGB people, and therefore LGB
Sparta disallowed travelling and this has no purpose whatsoever. In document D it says,”It was not allowed for them to go abroad, so they should have nothing to do with foreign ways and undisciplined modes of living.” This is an extraordinarily weak law. That’s because Sparta couldn’t acquire knowledge from others and they couldn’t trade. Since Sparta didn’t allow travelling they couldn’t trade knowledge with other Greek city-states and this could’ve been very valuable to Sparta. This proves that Sparta is stuck up; and being stuck up is an ignorant thing to be.
It is Communist in the sense that jobs are government assigned, the government provides everything a person needs, and everyone is considered equal. What people read, write, learn, say, and aspects such as breeding, punishment, are controlled by the government. The school system indoctrinates the state's children with the philosophy that instead of living to satisfy their own desires, they must live exclusively for their brothers, paralleling the “We strive to be like all our brother men, for all men must be alike” (19). The society has regressed to the technology of the pre-Enlightenment era and men such as Equality who could benefit their society are encouraged to waste their talents. The word ‘I’, has been abolished in order to prevent people from thinking of themselves as individuals with identities distinct from that of the collective.
Losing these aspects then weaken our ability to speak up for controversial things including government decisions and political choices. If nobody is able to be involved in the government, have the right to make their own decisions, and be their natural born self, then there’s no way we can learn to improve our community, therefore resulting in an unsuccessful
The public are banned from owning or reading books, there are many reasons for why people are so averse towards books and submit to the government. Entertainment such as, tv and radio play a big part in why most people do not independently think for themselves.The biggest reason is the sensitivities towards the “offensive” opinions written in these books that makes people submit to the government's rules. This makes one either obey the authority