The Articles played an important role by proving a strong central government was not to be feared, it was a necessity. Following the Revolution, Americans desired to be free from burdensome taxes, to have a market economy and, most of all, not to be manipulated by a distant head of state. The former colonies existed as 13 individual republics, only tenuously as a union. The Constitution, which would not be written until 1787, declared supremacy over state laws, let the federal government tax the people and gave power to an executive. Because of this sharp contrast in ideology, it is clear the Constitution would not have been ratified immediately after the Revolution.
“The US system of checks and balances is ineffective” Discuss The Founding Fathers feared tyranny and dictatorship so decided to follow the Montesquieu theory of the separation of powers, and extend it to the constitutional system of checks and balances. The USA was a new country throwing off what it saw as the tyranny of the British King and Parliament. It therefore made sure the President was not a king and that Congress was also limited in its powers, with regard to president, states and Constitution. All the branches of government are in theory limited by each other. The Purpose of the constitution was to limit the power of government and give freedom and opportunity to citizens.
His fiscal policies were always designed to consolidate power at the national level. His distrust on human nature drove him to believe that people were provoked mainly by self- interest. * Hamilton wanted the government to repay its debt at full value and to assume the war debts of the states. * Hamilton advocated a national bank, which touched off an intense constitutional debate. * Madison argued that the creation of a national bank by Congress was
Hamilton feared anarchy and thought in terms of order; Jefferson feared tyranny and thought in terms of freedom Hamilton pointed out that America must have credit for industrial development, commercial activity and the operations of government. It must also have the complete faith and support of the people. There were many who wished to repudiate the national debt or pay only part of it. Hamilton however insisted upon full payment and also upon a plan by which the government took over the unpaid debt of the states incurred during the Revolution. Hamilton also devised a Bank of the United States, with
Confusion and the manufacturer of the B-type truck hitch clearly have a monopoly with this product and are taking advantage of its financial gain to the state. That being said, the state of Confusion could be in violation of interstate commerce laws. Interstate commerce involves business that travels between states or affects business between states. The Commerce Clause gives the federal government the power to regulate interstate business (Cheeseman, 2110). The state of Confusion enacted a law to control commerce that the federal government had not regulated for some time.
The clause authorizes the federal government to regulate commerce which has a huge impact on business than any other provision within the Constitution (Cheeseman, 2010). On the other hand, each state retained the power to regulate business activity and intrastate commerce that occurs within their jurisdiction that affects public health, safety, and the general welfare of others. The authority that allows states to enact these types of laws is also referred to as police power. The conflict between the state and federal regulations of business makes this
This quote by Ted Yoho asserts the importance of the United States Constitution in establishing our beliefs. Even though this document made a great impact on our nation at the time of its writing, the path to ratification was not straight forward. In the summer of 1787, debate was waged in the newspapers, articles, and state conventions regarding the division of power among groups. The Federalists favored a strong national government and therefore, supported the Constitution. The opponents, however, named themselves the Anti-Federalists, and they argued that the new plan handed too much power to the central government.
The constitution contains our unalienable rights that protects us from government. The bill of rights spell out for every american what they can do within the realm of their freedom. Our constitution is our structure. The three branches of government and the checks and balances are all still fundamental in the running of america.But there are outdated sections of it that need to be reguvinated, that need to be discussed for the betterment of our government.It need to declare issues like heathcare and an economic plan so that the country can have a clear path to walk through. It seems like america is too proud to let go of its constitution, it has become a historical trophy for our government that sits and collects dust.We must re-draft the constitution,keeping some fundamental sections but reforming parts that no longer are important, and to add sections that have become a part of america.The action of even questioning the relevance of the constitution, shows the old and non functional nature of the constitution.
The idea of freedom and pursuing democracy is especially pushed within classical liberalism and this can be seen through thinkers such as John Locke who envisioned individuals as being free and equal, having given consent to the government and therefore authority deriving from them not the people above. The French liberal Benjamin Constant said that the main enemies of liberty were over “powerful governments” and J.S Mill backed this point up with his view that the only purpose which power can rightfully be exercised over a member of a civilised society, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. Through the ideas of these thinkers within classical liberalism it is clear that because democracy defends freedom, it is promoted by liberalism as it allows citizens to protect themselves from tyrannical governments and not be repressed by the state. Furthermore, one can see that through democracy a political consensus is promoted which leads to political stability, if not everyone is given an equal chance to voice their opinion and views then this would go against the idea of giving the people free speech and steering away from an over paternalistic government. Indeed, it can be
US government should be trying to regulate businesses With the current global economic situation in turmoil, I truly believe that the regulation of businesses by the United States (US) government is justifiable and they should not let the market handle the matter. I say this only because the market players, i.e. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan as well as other financial banks are the only one who truly benefit from these crisis. Most free market societies always have protracted economic downturns or even slower than expected recovery’s when they allow the market to correct itself without the intervention by government. It can be the fastest way to economic collapse or a deterioration of any recovery.