The Framers introduced three different devices into the Constitution for keeping each other in check. The first of these advantages were an element in maintaining a sense of order against a popular uprising or majority ruling. If in a state, a faction were to arise and take complete control of the state by force, it could absolutely happen and be allowed, but if the states were bound in a federation, the central government could prevent the faction from uprising and taking over. However, if the “ political society were very extensive and embrace a large number and variety of local interests, the citizens who shared a common majority interest” must be rendered by their local situation. The second of these advantages of good constitutional government was based on the mechanism of representation itself.
When talking about the power of the governor, it is natural to speak of the formal powers. However, it is harder because these are powers that come with the office itself. Weather it would be because the Constitution provides them to the governor or because the state has passed laws giving the governor such powers. Many people often say that they have long talked about strong and weak governors and compared one state’s governors to others based on these powers and what they mean to one in office. However, many of the factors in fact may affect how powerful a governor will be.
The main reason why the Framers didn’t succeed in their final compromise is because it was too difficult to make all the delegates (who were basically competing) agree with each other, so numerous issues were ignored and most plans were severely compromised. An example of this is the debate between larger and smaller states over their representation in the newly proposed Senate. Two solutions were significantly favored: the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan. The smaller states were in favor of the New Jersey Plan, which would enforce each state to send the same number of representatives to Congress. The larger states supported the Virginia Plan, which called for each state to have a different number of representatives based on the state’s population.
They had to consider the problems of the populations of certain states. For instance, there was a plan called the Virginia Plan. The Virginia Plan proposed to have a bicameral legislative plan. This did not work because it gave big states an advantage because of the representatives in Congress that were based on population. There was also a plan proposed by New Jersey which let each state have one vote in congress.
As in designing “fire alarms,” legislatures also produce more statutory controls for policy implementation when the legislature is controlled by the opposite party as the executive (Huber, Shipan, and Pfahler 2001). Epstein and O’Halloran (1995) note that the “fire alarms” do not have an equilibrium, and can be abused by interest groups to gain Congress’s attention. None-the-less, committees possess sufficient reward and sanction mechanisms, such as budgets, appointments, and oversights (Weingast and Moran 1983). Congressmen, who are not policy wonks in a certain policy area, also focus on the reactions and demands of the constituency in monitoring bureaucratic
If the smaller states were united in their votes to block a bill from passing, they could do so. (Brackemyre, n.d.) If larger and smaller states had different agendas, which they often did, a smaller population could over rule that of a larger one, whose majority may actually benefit from the passing of a piece of legislation. (Brackemyre, n.d.) The final weakness in the legislative process of the Articles of Confederation was the ability to amend them.
The national and state government both have power which the people can appoint to represent them. It imposes laws to keep corruption and illegal behavior from those that can hurt citizens. Under the constitution we have checks and balances. It distributes power onto the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative so no one is more powerful than the other. Our government has created laws to keep peace and order within its borders.
“Benefits of Governmental Compromise Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline” Nations all have unique governments and differences necessary for demonstrating successful leadership. Every country needs different assistance from their leadership, such as Rio requiring infrastructure or Somalia lacking political power. Some governments concern themselves with their politicians’ well-being more so than the people they lead, which creates a relevant problem in America. The United States Government can easily forget about Native American Reservations, or even ignore the people living on them. Recently, the United States Army Corps of Engineers has worked on the Dakota Access Pipeline project, which would cross over Native American ancestral lands,
Congressional term limits have been what restricted the amount of time that anyone can work in office whether it be to a representative, senator, or even the president. People have debated over keeping or losing the term limits, since each come with their own benefits and faults at the same time. In the argument for term limits, some may argue that they are necessary because, “Congress will be more responsible toward their constituents because they will soon be constituents themselves” (Weeks). The validity in this statement proves to be one of the strongest arguments because the creation of laws is mean to serve all people, and if the people in office had complete immunity, it would serve unfair and unjust to the rest of society. For this reason, it always will make those in office consider how impactful and
Under this type of government one groups interests are always expressed, and consequently, there is always a perpetual loser. This is not what Madison had in mind when he wrote Federalist 10, instead he argues that as long as there are multiple factions competing, the control, and therefore interests of the government should be moderate, as well as changing. He goes into more depth, arguing that a representative form of government is ideal, due to the representative’s ability to effectively represent smaller populations, such as states. He continues to explain that factitious leaders might be able to “kindle a flame”, but would be unable to progress their movement throughout the states due to a series of checks and balances. He describes to the reader that each branch of the government would have some control over the other, balancing out the governmental power, thus keeping the effects of factions to a minimum.
Ms. Mejia: Hello Mrs. Salvarez, I would like to begin by asking you how your role in government different than that of an elected official? Mrs. Salvarez: Hello Ms. Mejia, My role in government is particularly unique because I actually have to thoroughly overlook cases and evaluate evidence before making any decisions. My job is to make sure that the facts are truly facts and make decisions that are and remain unbiased, which can be difficult for most people. We are also elected by the government officials to ensure maximum efficiency. Ms. Mejia: There truly are many differences, however what similarities do the two professions possess?
As seen historically, the use of perfectionism in courts has allowed controversial cases to bring justice to many people, who were fighting for not only their own personal rights, but for rights of our nation. Without judges implementing a more modernized outlook on the Constitution, cases such as Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board of Education, and Lawrence v. Texas, would have resulted in different outcomes. Though there might be a great deal of people who would not agree on the decision of the courts in regards to abortions, segregation, and sexual conduct, many would at least agree that interpreting a document that was written over two hundred years ago might not be the most accommodating to all of the social changes that our nation comes
The particular condition that the Constitution of 1876 was drafted under was the government and overthrow of Edmund Davis (Harpham, Champagne 81). Some of the main principles behind the Constitution were popular control of state government, limitations on state government, strengthening the economy, and finally promotion of agrarian interests. Some of the more important aspects reflecting the political philosophy of the framers were the high value placed on individual freedom from government. As well as the lack of faith the framers had in the government. Under the Reconstruction Constitution of 1869, Edmund Davis governed.
Direct democracy is a system that allows citizens to make laws themselves rather than outsourcing the job to elected representatives. The advantages of having a direct democracy would allow the inhabitants to have the capability of direct authority and cast ballots that will influence how things are operated. Another advantage having this type of democracy would entail more transparency within government. Certain issues that would normally be considered classified, having a direct democracy all information related to government would be available for everyone to see. Although this may appear beneficial to citizens, a direct democracy can also cause tension within a government.