An issue I am passionate about is… …feminism. I believe that there is a common misconception, particularly by men, that once voting rights for women were established, feminism was no longer necessary. Unfortunately though, that is definitely not the case. Women still make less money than men for the same jobs, sexual assault cases are way too frequent, and women are underrepresented in almost every professional field.
Like Richard Nixon, I also feel like America’s new voters will always the key to our country’s brighter future. The younger generation of voters are not only more enthusiastic, but also have more of an understanding of what our continuously-evolving world needs. Based on their experiences, they know what type of government policies work and didn’t, and would also know the best types to solutions to fix this problem. I think that voting is extremely important factor to maintain a functional democracy and is a great way to figure out what our people need. I feel like our government should increase the voting turnout by not only making the voting registration process easier, but also by publicizing and educating the American people about local
The 17th Amendment of the Constitution once it was ratified by a majority of states in 1913 changed the way Senators were elected in the voting process. Prior to the ratification of the amendment, the founding fathers saw it fit that the state legislators be invested with the authority to assign states their chosen Senators. The debate on whether the amendment was significant or not has been argued on among scholars and critics alike. One can say the fact that a debate exists at all answers that question itself. The hysteria behind the attachment of the 17th amendment is that it sets precedent for future changes to laws concerning the balance of power between the states and our central government established by the countries Founding Fathers.
While the nation of America gives me every opportunity to strive for success, I often times take my freedoms in this country for granted. As the great JFK once stated, instead of asking what my country can do for me, I must ask myself what I can do for my country. I must get in this mindset and fulfill my basic responsibilities to America, because only then can I live in peace and prosperity. I am not legally an adult, yet I am still bounded by the law just like any other American citizen. I don’t get to participate in voting elections and be on jury duty, but I am still a crucial part of the American society. One of the main responsibilities to America is to follow the laws set by the Congressmen elected by the people.
Voting is an important activity which is helpful in expressing the insights, ideologies and motivations of a mass for political parties. Voter eligibility in both national and state election has boundaries and limitations. In some states, only adult white male property owners having certain religious believes had the privilege to vote. As a result, only five percent were eligible to vote in 1790. There were other obstructions such as white only primaries, literacy tests, race, gender and age.
In “ Race in Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-income Citizens Don’t Vote,” Sam Fulwood III claims “ regardless of whether favored candidate won or a popular ballot initiative passed, our nation suffered because of a number of people who don’t vote at all” (par.2). I believe this too be true because I’m one of those Americans. However Americans change this, I can change this. Have you ever that expression, “The straw that broke the camel’s back”? Anyone of us Americans can be single straw.
The elites and populars have very different views on just about everything. The elites believe that the non voting portion of the population is a normal and understandable thing. The elites use the argument that "many people don 't vote, they contend, because they lack interest or knowledge that is necessary for politics, or they are too busy with personal affairs, or too easily confused by the complexity of modern issues and politics" (page 123). Which basically could be used to sum up why anybody decided not to do something, whether it be lack of interest or too busy or being content. The elites also believe that having a group of people who do t vote prevents an "overload" of demand, which to me doesn 't make sense because a de,pro racy
Voter turnout in the US has been in decline for many years. It is the result of a wide variety of reasons, one of which is the disenchantment of the voter with the political system today. This seems odd, in that the only way to change the system is to get out and vote and replace the current politicians with new ones that will hopefully be able to conduct business and have a little less partisan politics. The voter turnout does tend to go up every four years when the presidential election occurs. This seems to interest voters to become more involved in the political process.
America was a vision that was thought up by politicians, artists and dreamers. These people believed that anything could be accomplished through the mind, God, and manpower. Even through so much opposition, our brave ancestors strived to establish a better life. They aimed to secure a structured future, and praise God in their own way. Our ancestors had the courage to travel miles away from the comforts and familiarities of home by crossing unknown oceans and lands, and to set out to create a new lifestyle in a land they had never known.
As Theodore Roosevelt once said, "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. " My responsibilities to America include; paying my own bills, looking out for the future generations, being an informed voter, supporting and defending the constitution, putting America first, and to be a good person. Paying my own bills is a huge responsibility that any person must understand and take on. If you do not do this you will become a burden to society. Also, if you don’t pay your bills, your house or other items may be repossessed.
Media plays an ever-increasing role in politics and presidential elections. One of the first major elections in which the media was believed to affect the results of an election was the Nixon-Kennedy election of 1960. On November 12, 1960, just four days after winning the election by a narrow margin, Kennedy said, “it was the television more than anything else that turned the tide (Webley, 2010).” The television highlighted the personality and performance abilities of candidates; even more so than previous mass medias including radio and print. This was an era where only a few channels were accessible to the public and the President had command of the airwaves (Starr, 2010).