"Most bad government has grown out of too much government"-Thomas Jefferson Jefferson and his fellow Americans experienced this firsthand under British Rule. As a result, the first governing document of the US created a federal government far too weak to function. To rectify this situation, the founding fathers created a new Constitution. However, there were disagreements between differing political parties that led to a compromise.
Our government is weak and powerless. We’re the laughing stalk of all the nations, but that can all be change with the Constitution. With the Constitution comes a stronger government, more power for you, the people of America, more rights and protection,
The meaning of the free enterprise on trial means to achieve success by hardwork and taking risks. In his book, “From beyond Outrage”, Robert Reich speaks about how wealth is concentrated among the top wealthiest people in American leading to a wide gap between the rich and poor by increasing inequalities in income. This has not only disgusted Reich, but he is outraged too with the statistics that suggest how the top rich Americans are only getting richer, while those at the bottom of the line are suffering. The inequality gap has grown consistently over the years in America making more than half of the public change their opinion about the wealthy families in U.S. People now believe that those with money need to be taxed heavily and there should be an equal re-distribution of wealth.
From the time American children are able to go to school, they are taught, that the US government has always been and is the one main group that the citizens of the United States can trust with everything, but as time has passed, what has happened to this trust bond and why? The government has a lot of influence on today’s society and their decision making processes, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Great Planes Expanse, Border patrol, job creations, and government spendings are all huge parts in today’s dispute over whether or not to go through with it. The Dakota access pipeline, if it is gone through with, it is going to go through sacred Native American burial grounds but, this pipeline will boost today’s economy and create more jobs.
Back on the day 's United States wasn 't the way it is today. Over years things have changed,people have changed, the government have changed. For United States to become this well developed country the society and specially the government had to put a lot of effort. Government is the body of a nation, state or community. As we know, the government is the holder of a country, their decisions, what the do and how the do affects the society.
In the beginning many argued how powerful should our federal government be. Many questions were raised on what instances did the federal government had the standing and precedence to act. Notable figures who disagreed were Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. The power of the nation expanded greatly between the years of 1789 and 1820. Economical policies by the treasury, decisions by the Supreme Court and the Acquisition of more territories resulted in more powerful federal government.
I believe that the major mistrust came at the hands of the war on Iraq. The major face of the Iraq War was to find weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s). It had not been seen by the United States public that Iraq had even had any WMD’s at the time, or were producing this type of weaponry. With a trickle-down effect, the building distrust of the federal government led to the American people not trusting local authorities and police. As an enormous issue in today’s society, it could boil down to the continually growing blatant distrust of the federal government.
I’m not saying that the people of the United States should completely run the government, however, they should have a say in what is being said and done within their states and within the country. The writer of the Declaration of Independence stated, "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." (Jefferson) If the government is set on controlling the lives of the people, they will have no lives to control. The natural human instinct is to retract from situations in which we feel as though we have no say.
Wealth and Inequality in America Inequality The inequality in America has increased over time; the gap between the rich and the poor has become a problem that many Americans don’t see. Inequality is the extent of income which is distributed unequally among the citizenry. The inequality of the United has a large gap between the poor and the rich making it unfair to the population, the rich are becoming wealthier and the poor remain poor. The article “Of the 1%, By the 1%, For the 1%”, authored by Joseph E. Stiglitz describes that there is a 1 percent amount of American’s who are consuming about a quarter of the United States income in a year.
False Illusions "For many the American Dream has become a nightmare. " These words of Bernie Sanders are accurate to an extent. The American Dream is the idea that anyone, with enough resolve and determination, can climb the economic ladder, regardless of where they start in life. It is called the American Dream because the United States is depicted as the greatest nation in the world, that offers the most opportunity and freedom to achieve upward mobility in society. However, many people attach themselves too much to the hope of achieving this dream that they fail to realize the inequalities that take place in front of their own faces, which are the factors that are hampering them from this illusion.
Many Americans may have viewed the government as a source of comfort. It had provided them with services such as health care, a stable economy, security, and the ability to prosper (Cantor 281). Since the World War two era, we as a society have lost our trust in our government system.
America prides itself on being one of the most effective democratically governed counties. The idea of the American dream is that all people have equivalent political freedoms and a responsive government. However the effectiveness of social equality is being threatened by increasing inequality in the United States. Economic inequality in the US has expanded drastically. The wealth gap has had drastic changes over the past 35 years.
Since the foundation of this country its people have identified more with their State and local government than the Federal Government. The Federal Government is look upon with suspicion and distrust. When the Constitution of the United States was written, the Founding Fathers were very careful to create a government that will not dominate and obliviate the local governments. The Revolutionary War was indeed a Civil War fought against a tyrannical centralized government. The founders of this country wanted to be sure that this tyranny was not present in the laws and functions of this new nation.