Asses the importance of the ethnic minority vote in the US political system The political system within the US consists of two parties; Democrats and Republicans. Whilst the Democrats conventionally gain the vote of the worse off citizens, the Republicans achieve the vote of the better off citizens; nevertheless, neither party are oblivious of the importance of the ethnic minorities. In 2008 Blacks voted at higher levels than they ever had in any other Presidential Election. Black voter turnout averages between 5% and 10% below that of the White voter turnout. Many Blacks doubt the political system has any value for them.
Discuss the view that the UK has a two party system (30) It has been argued strongly for quite some time that the UK has a two party system; this is predominantly illustrated through the successes of the Conservatives and Labour parties. However the 2010 election proved otherwise and suggests there is now a reason to class the UK as having a multi-party system- the success of the Liberal Democrats. Firstly there is some strong evidence that shows that the UK must have a two party system because the third most important party in politics, the Liberal Democrats, are unable to win on their own. Ever since they were founded in 1988 they have never managed to seize power by themselves. They are dependent on a coalition government because so far they have never had a majority in Parliament.
Controversies of oil or political control are only some of the reasons citizens assume is the reason. Despite these facts, a majority of the United States population agree that the Iraq War is not neccesary. The United States White House and the Bush administration assure the citizens that they are trying their best to complete the Iraq War, and return the soldiers back to their homes. Through the recent surge of reinforcements in Iraq, the government state that this is essential to ending the war faster. But carnage the surge has caused, the war has been made longer instead of shorter.
Was the Labour 1945 election win a forgone conclusion. There are many different opinions as to why Labour won the nineteen fourteen five general election. A large amount of the opinion that the election was over even before it had begun however i do not think that this is true. In my opinion the main reason for Labour winning the 1945 election was not thorough the skill of the Labour and certainly not through the skill of their campaign of Atlee himself it was through the conservatives and in particular Winston Churchill shooting himself in the foot.The conservatives made many errors however the biggest of these was the comment than Winston Churchill made on the 4th of june 1945 in which he spoke about how no socialist government come survive without a Gestapo type presence, whether or not this is true this was not a quote which was thought through in anyway by the prime minister at the time or by any of his advisors the United Kingdom was just coming out of a long and hard war in which British propaganda had made the Gestapo out to be the ultimate enemy. For this reason the Gestapo was not something that the British people were very sympathetic towards and Winston Churchill by using this in is his speech made a large amount of the British people reconsider their views on him and it was around this time that the British people started to see Atlee as a serious option to lead the country.
Popular vote winners have been denied the presidency in 1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000. The Times once described the system as an 'antidemocratic relic', and there is enough evidence to support their view. Supporters of the electoral college se these elections as 'one-off anomalies', but a closer look at previous election results actually tells a different story. In 1976, a switch of a few thousand votes in Ohio and Hawaii would have returned the presidency to Ford, despite Carter being ahead in the popular vote by 1.7 million. Reality is that the electoral college can produce an undemocratic outcome, even if only rarely.
Some people blame this loss of faith in democracy on Watergate and Vietnam; however the doubt in government began before these events. Other people believe that the quality of politicians has declined over the past 25 years, and others believe that the quality has increased and that a bad system is to blame for the doubt, as the fall in public trust began shortly after the increase in public contact with political institutions. Democracy, in America, is merely part of a political structure; within this structure are many institutions that precede democracy. Democratising these institutions creates indirect democracy, for example Americans choose who will legislate for them, not create the legislation themselves. In the 60’s and 70’s the American government was subject to assault.
The election of the leader is very important part of political parties as people now vote more for a prime minster than governing party, for example conservative’s won over Labour because David Cameron was seen as more enthusiastic and inspirational then Gordon brown, where he was seen as dull and boring. This means individual members in Labour have a significant role and power in the party. However in the conservative the individual members don’t have as much power as the Labour members. The election of the party leader is different to the Labour party, the MP's select the two final candidates for leader through numerous votes, and the members only get to vote at the end of the process for party leader. This means that individual members don’t have the same amount of power than the MP's.
The Military-Industrial Complex Today the “military-political situation” in the world has changed qualitatively (Dubovtsev, Galymzhanuly, 2011). There is no immediate threat of nuclear war and diminish the role of military force as an instrument of foreign policy. However, the need to maintain internal order, the protection of borders, protect the territorial integrity of the state, its security and defense when there is still the danger of war that requires from every country in the world to pay serious attention to equipping its military establishments with modern military technology. Military-industrial base of most countries in the world often unable to meet all the needs of the national army in armaments, and the demand is covered by
Leaders from the top down would ask what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and finally how we could do it better. As David Bolgiano and Colonel James Patterson describe in their book Fighting Today’s Wars, however, none of those questions are being answered today. Instead, the focus has become solely based around counterinsurgency and nation building. This has lead to tremendous increases in defense spending and mission creep, while severely hurting America’s ability to carry out force-on-force combat missions. In the days of multi-trillion dollar deficits, our military efforts should be focused on war fighting and defensive capabilities as opposed to the horribly expensive and never-ending nation-building and peacekeeping operations 1.
Due to the Electoral College today, it is hard to say for some whether or not the process of voting is fair and actually matters, or if your vote as a citizen of the United States does not count and is simply a waste of time. Today I am going to share my opinion on this controversial topic. The Election Process 3 Is The Election Process Fair? According to UEN.org, an election is the process by which citizens select thousands of men and women they want to run their government- at all levels. Some people believe that the current election process we use in the United States of America is not a fair one.