The Civil Right Acts ended segregation for many things and voting was also a part of that, the discrimination that happened was based on citizens’ race, religion, gender or the origin from which they came from. Norm Ornstein in the article “The U.S. Should Require All Citizens to Vote” said “Americans rebel viscerally against the idea of taking away the freedom not to vote,” the one who rule against mandatory voting are stepping on our history. (Par 6). Many had lost their lives fighting over equal rights; as an American citizen, it is our duty is to be grateful for the opportunity and luxury that have been provided for us. Ornstein’s statement should help American citizens’ realize that there is no such thing as ‘freedom not to vote’, and how would they feel if the freedom to vote is taken away from
Lastly, since 100 million people vote the majority reason that people do not vote, do not vote because they do not have the knowledge for an educated answer. If America had the 100 million people that did not vote, vote, it would be very irrelevant since most of them do not have the background knowledge for an answer. Voting is something that should not become mandatory because people who do not care might choose people who aren’t fit for the job, votes aren’t as authentic and the first amendment is being violated. Voting is something that should be taken seriously because it leaves someone in the hands of an entire nation populated with over 300 million people. Making voting mandatory can have someone who shouldn’t be president win the election, the last thing we need is having this nation in the wrong
The argument of those who believe this way has many components. First, the Electoral College is felt to be an outdated system which is no longer necessary for our elections (The Electoral College). Opponents of the College admit that yes, at one point in time, the Electoral College was a necessary component in electing the President of the Union. However, technology has made it so that the information necessary to make informed decisions about voting is available to the majority of voters (The Electoral College). Voters today are more informed than they were back when the constitution was written and, because of that, placing the final vote in the hands of electors rather than the people is unnecessary.
Citizens of today’s society are convinced that they are divided tremendously. That the Republicans are so far right on the spectrum and that the Democrats are so far left on the spectrum that it is impossible for both parties to come to an agreement on any type of issue. If citizens dig deeper into the political world, they will find that there is not much of a difference between the two parties as they think. My job is to uncover what you may not know about politics, and have you see the opposing party 's view on the issues
Both candidates focused on the negative and did little to highlight their own agendas and plans if they became president. Many voters had a difficult time choosing who to vote for because the candidates continually attacked the opponent instead of providing voters
Ratifying legislation such as the ELA conveys to the public that there is a supreme form of speech among the 350 languages spoken in the United States. As a result, it is simply not possible to assert one language as dominant and ‘better for communication’ without inherently demeaning all the others, as the English-only movement attempts to do. This deprecation of different languages pressures immigrants and citizens to assimilate by learning English and reject their mother tongue. As many Americans disregard their foreign roots in order to better fit in society, the nation grows further from the diverse democracy it was intended to be, which is anything but unifying. The arguments in favor of the English-Only movement present some truths that I will concede to.
Many people in today 's society worry about what other people do, the effects of worrying about what other people do less freedom, conformity, and close-minded. The government is too involved and everyday society; taking away our normal freedoms. The government creates more and more laws limit what we can sell and what we can buy. The government creates laws to protect one religion while claiming to be accepting of all other religions. Even other citizens whose ignorance of the law let them believe they are above all others opinions,and attempt to force their ideals on others.
According to “Time to Assert,” it explains, “The Fay case provides a legitimate opening for American citizens and companies to bring political and economic pressure to bear in the propagation of freedom and basic rights” (Time to Assert 180). The quote reflects no relative information that helps sustain a good argument and instead appeals more to the emotion of the reader which causes the argument to lose some of its backbone. “Time to Assert” has a difficult time conveying its argument in a positive way because it revolves its argument around non factual information that starts to become
Americans ask, “Why do we vote?” It’s really a silly question isn’t it? This is a serious issue, many people believe that their vote doesn’t count and will not affect the presidential election. These people then complain about the way things are. “Your vote is your voice.” Americans vote to tell all government officials and “lawmakers how they feel about education, public safety, social security, health care, and other important issues.” The entire community depends on voting to change and add in new rules, change things within our community. Voting puts change into effect.
People will criticize and be envious of them because they are seen as a separate group. •Representatives should not be suspected of any dishonesty or disloyalty, or they will be deemed unworthy. •The government should not be governed by force. If it is, it will lead to destruction. “If this system was so framed as to command that respect from the people, which every good free government will obtain, this provision was unnecessary” (Brutus 4).
We all have different opinions on voting. Voting can be a sensitive subject to everyone who votes. The one thing I cannot understand is when people vote they never want to tell people who they have voted for. You would think people would be proud for voting and who they voted for because they are expressing their opinions. If we look at most of our opinion when it comes to voting comes from the band wagon affect these days.
We cannot let states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas decide the fate of our entire country simply because of their high population. The Electoral College’s opponents believe that it is an unfair way of doing things because it doesn’t necessarily make every vote count, but they may not realize that it lets every state have a say. The candidate with an absolute majority in each state receives the elector’s votes, therefore it really boils down to a popular election just on a state by state basis, rather than a national one. “The proposals to abolish the Electoral College are proposals to abolish the Federal principle in presidential elections”(Best). The Electoral College has history on it’s side, the system they use really works, it is the best option we have, and it needs to be
However, the electoral college does not make candidates care more about small states. Instead, it makes candidates focus on so called, “battleground states”, ignoring the rest of the states. In the 2004 election, almost all of campaign costs were spent in 17 states. “Wisconsin, another “battleground state” received a total of thirty-one candidate visits … ignored states included Texas and Illinois.” (source D) The college is in essence making the nation believe that you can win an election by ignoring the people who count the “least”, including those in small states. If the united states were to adopt the system of popular vote, all states would get an equal amount of attention from candidates and all citizens would get a proper image of their candidate, not one manufactured by social
Felon Rights: Many people take voting for granted; many will argue that voting is a privilege not a right, as this is true among many counties. Here in the United States everyone at the age of eighteen gains their right to vote. Right now roughly 4 Million Americans will not be allowed to Vote in the United States. These people are felons that have served their debt to society. If someone is a U.S. Citizen, working, paying taxes, and coexisting in a community they have the right to vote.