One train of thought suggests that our government should have limited terms to inject new blood into the government. The other train of thought suggests that experienced politicians know how to move political processes forward and limiting their time in office limits this ability. Our government was established by free thinkers that wanted to break away from the tyrannical structure of England. To ensure that our nation does not fall into the same structure, limitations were placed on government positions but not on the overall length of time an official can hold an office overall other than our presidency. This was established to ensure that our representatives could be renewed as often as needed to reflect the public’s beliefs.
Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Justin Stennett Com220 5/23/2010 Stacey Bagwell Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation There are many fallacies that I have seen within this speech. Scapegoating is used when Kane implies that Boss Gettys is responsible for the economic and political downfall and accuses him of not caring about the ordinary citizen and not keeping his promises. Slippery Slope is also used in this speech, Kane implies that if Gettys continues to have control over the state that no one will watch out for the working class citizens. If Boss Gettys stays in office, he will face a decline due to Kane's vision of a dangerous future. The speech also uses the fallacy False Dilemma, Kane offers voters just 2 choices.
Niccolò Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes are both realists. Their works might be referred to as cruel or immoral because of their division of politics and ethics in their respective political theories. Although they lived centuries apart their works carry immense similarities with regards to use of force and violence. Both these theories declare violence, force and fear as necessities for maintaining a strong government, although the means in which they are carried out and justified differ. Their overarching beliefs dealing with human nature and structure of government are relatively similar, with slight variations, while the most distinct differences within their ideologies appear when analyzing the purpose of government.
In his column, he writes that the fairness doctrine would reintroduce the idea that the public owns the resources of the country, the laws, and has the power to tell corporations what to do instead of them telling the public what to do (Johnson Par. 4). Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor for the Reagan administration and current president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, wrote that the fairness doctrine is irrelevant. He wrote, “At a time when television was in its infancy,
“Han Feizi contends that political philosophy is a waste of time. A ruler should promulgate laws, punish wrongdoers, and reward the good. Order and discipline will follow. Is this correct? Why do you agree (or disagree) with it?” Thomas A. Williamson III Introduction to Political Theory MWF 1:00-1:50 pm Dr. Ledgister Due March 2, 2007 To understand Han Feizi’s view on political philosophy, his background must be taken into careful consideration.
The dogma in his literature has great influence from his experience in the Napoleonic wars and the French Revolution. Throughout his book, Clausewitz makes use of politics as the principal factor of war. In regards to his discourse, we understand war and politics as being interrelated which is dominant in his statement that military actions override political ends. To Clausewitz (2008) war is only a branch of political activity, and it is no sense autonomous since it does not suspend political intercourse or change it into something entirely different. This means that politics places itself above war and modify it to suit its needs, with Clausewitz arguments, it is difficult to think of war as something apart from politics.
Public participation in the presidential nomination process in the USA has only the norm since the 1970’s, after the recommendations from the commission for the Democratic Party. These led to the use of primaries in almost every state, and caucuses in a few states. There are many arguments to say that this does not advance democracy, however there are also numerous that say that public participation does in fact advance democracy. In this essay I will be assessing whether public participation hinders or advances the presidential nomination process with the most convincing argument being that public participation hinders democracy. One arguments showing that public participation advances democracy is that it allows a wider range of candidates to run for presidency that are not part of the Washington establishment.
The cabinet is chosen by the president instead of chosen by the parliament. A president has to follow a constitution rather than following history. The president actually has a large part in the government’s decisions. A big advantage to political scientists of the presidential system is that there is a separation of powers. The legislative branch being separate from the executive branch lets one another keep checks and balances on each other.
But people still need to recognise we have an institutional responsibility to do oversight on the President” Garry Bass, Congress. This quote supports my view on the Congress being a watchdog. If the Congress is a lapdog, the President can have a free ride on running the country how he wishes and not represent the people’s view. However that is not the case as the President cannot do everything which pleases him. However, looking at the statistics such as Bill Clintons presidency, in the first 2 years which was a united government, Congress exercised limited oversight, and when needed to, asked softball questions, however , when Republicans took over Congress, things got much harder as they seek to hold the President to account, and after a while, impeach.
Representative democracy is basically when there is a competition between leaders to earn as much votes as possible. It's the most common form of government used today. The other interpretation or meaning is known as direct or participatory democracy. This kind of democracy is when a government has all or the majority of its citizens participating in some way, either making policy or holding office. Economist Joseph Schumpeter's definition of democracy is that in order to become a leader, you have to go into a competitive struggle with someone else and gain the citizens votes.