(Foner 144). In this quote stated by the Democratic-Republican Society of Pennsylvania says that freedom of opinion should not be denied to citizens. Public opinion is important in a democracy because the people are the ultimate source of power. Therefore, any governmental official has to take public opinion into account, but it does not mean that they always do what people want. The Democratic-Republican Society of Pennsylvania fighted for the right to criticize and give one 's opinion of the government; freedom of speech and expression is the cornerstone of
Vertical accountability means that the government is accountable to its citizens and the protection of their rights and freedoms. Horizontal accountability makes certain that the government in power is restrained by other governmental institutions that keeps it regulated. Accountability is essential to ensure that the actions and decisions of the government public officials meet their objectives, keeping in mind the best interest of its citizens. A more concrete and fundamental system is essential in order for there to be constraints on the PM’s power in regards to policy changes, annual government tax spending and other important
Arendt argues that there is no place for poverty in politics but Marx makes the point that poverty must be eliminated first so that politics can flourish. The only way to eliminate poverty is through the political system and the overthrow of the elite. As long as there is economic oppression, freedom is not attainable for every citizen. The separation of economics and freedom is unrealistic because money controls the actions of the people. The poor cannot be free to self-actualize while they are still subject to the bourgeoisie.
Marx’s theory of commodity fetishism defines the dangers of a capitalist society that is controlled a by a small group of bourgeoisie owners that seek profit through a narrow selection of products. More so, consumers are often unaware of the dangers of these products and the addictive properties of a commodity that dominate their lives. In this manner, a sociological analysis of Karl Marx’s commodity fetishism has been analyzed within the problematic issues of an American consumer
When you mention the names John Locke and Karl Marx, you automatic think that these are the two most modern political thinkers. Both Locke and Marx 's views of private property have been highly influential. John Locke 's theories of property have been most influential to capitalist thinkers whereas Karl Marx 's work have been most influential to communist and socialist thinkers and governments. The main purpose of Locke’s was of the government to protect the private property of individuals. And Marx disagree with the theory of property, because he believed that control of creating profit and to be used in enslave or those of the working class.
While all citizens supposedly have a say in government and are to be treated as equals, the majority often ends up tyrannically ruling the minority (Legal Dictionary). There are laws in place to limit abuse of government power although it would be very difficult to completely rid a government of thus said abuse in its entirety. A constitutional republic is a form of government in which officials are elected by citizens to lead them as directed by their country’s constitution. (''Constitutional Republic''). The
• First , Wolf mentions that a democracy needs citizens. Wolf declares that, “Citizens are not only people who engage in public life, though they are also that. Above all, citizens accept that their loyalty to the processes they share must override loyalty to their own political side. Citizens understand the idea of a “loyal opposition”.
Representative government is a well-known world practice and it was first developed in Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States of America. Then it expanded to the British Commonwealth countries and other places which include Malaysia. According to Bond and Smith (2013) “Representative democracy can be defined as a system of government where ordinary citizens do not make governmental decisions themselves but choose public officials-representative-of people- to make decisions for them” (p. 13). The main goal of representative democracy is to protect the rights and interests of the citizens in the country by giving them the freedom of speech.
Marx sees change through capitalism and conflict and Weber sees change through rationalisation and bureaucracy. Both have differing views about social change and the outcome of such change. Marx’s views are much more optimistic than Weber’s idealistic pessimistic views. Karl Marx Marx’s theory of social change is entwined with his idea of social classes and class conflicts.
Political parties are politically recognized organizations of citizens who form to defend their interests. Having a political system that allows the freedom to form a new political parties or to declare membership in already existing ones, promotes democracy. As such, political parties are an indispensable part of the democratic process. However, there are also negative consequences to having political parties. Political parties saw their origins in the 17th and 18th centuries in the UK, evolving from previous political organizations called factions.
It emphasizes on the need of improving the party system to ensure that they are representing the public accurately. Unlike the Federalist Papers, this essay supports the need for political parties, since their role is to represent the public and having a two party system allow the public to have a choice between their political view, morals, and promises. The two party system also prevents the government from becoming hyperpluralistic and giving the public multiple positions to take hindering the progress of the nation. Therefore, I believe that this essay is informative and realistic since it acknowledges the existence of factions and, instead of presenting ways to destroy them, it presents information on how the public can improve the performance of the parties in order to improve the
Claim: Ratify the New Constitution Introduction- “If we approve the new Constitution, our federal government will be strong enough to preserve our freedom, promote our trade and protect our property”,and this is right. This is one of our important things, is our trade, property and mostly our freedom. Speaking of trades and taxes many states tax each other’s product, and this makes America a separate nation.
Federalism itself allows the common man to have representation at the state level. It is the government 's duty to enforce what the Constitution and therefore follow what it has to say. Although the people do have representatives, they sometimes lack the true ability to see what is really needed.
Through persistence, interest groups are able to keep the government not only updated on what’s going on in the country, but they make sure that the people still have a say in what goes on. For democracy to actually work, the people must play their part in the system and the government must listen, some order and balance must be maintained and the interest group’s power to influence the government makes sure the government system really is democratic. A great example is the women’s suffrage movement. Women, as human beings and equal citizens, deserved the ability to vote from the beginning, but due to the strictly racist, classist and sexist mindset of the original leaders, they were unfairly treated and were given no say in what went on politically. Over time women gathered the courage to fight for their rights.