Week 4 Assignment Aaron Eads Eng. 125 Patricia Vineski 3-19-2012 Page 1 Macbeth was about power and wealth through the means of stepping on others to get it. Greed is prevalent with the need for power, Macbeth chose to stop at nothing to get a kingdom. It would be easy to say that everyone hungers for power and will do anything for it but that really is not the case. Many people I believe would rather work hard for their achievements rather than hurt those around them to get ahead.
Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau accepted the motto, “That government is best which governs least”. What I feel that means is that too much power in government can feel like there is no freedom to live life or be successful in life. I think with the time period it was written in it meant similar to my opinion. Sometimes people working together is more sufficient than counting on the government. The government that governs least is one that lets the voices of the civilians be heard the most, it lets its citizens make their own decisions, and stays out of their affairs.
Congress men always think twice about the fact of losses of their States and their Civilians. Therefore the Congress now desired to build up upon nothing that would invent their opponent. The main concept behind all of these was nothing but to create a strong centralized government which is having more decentralized in authority and power. Congress felt establishing a weak national government will win the approval that time simply because it didn’t threaten or didn’t change the basic concepts of the exciting British laws among the States. Somehow they knew the limitation on the powers of Congress will be became more obvious once they change the method.
Though America is not in an economic growth, it is industrialized, and so it has citizens feeling relative deprivation, and plenty of intellectuals to fuel the dissent of the NSA revealings. Some citizens are frustrated that they do not have the privacy they believed they did, others point out that, for the most part concerning US citizens, their actions fall within current law. Some have quoted the US Declaration of Independence “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” Within Crane Brinton's theory of the stages of a revolution, the US is showing the beginning signs of the first step: the old regime decays. There is no administration breakdown, but most are highly cynical of the government, officials admit that all processes are complicated, and intellectuals are bringing up more problems. The NSA break may bring about reforms for those that
Aristotle believes that our three offices of the senate, the assembly, and the courts which are supposed to represent democracy are in fact monarchs. Ironically we overthrew our mother country because we believed that monarchs caused tyranny. Aristotle explains that our presidents, governors, and mayors are in fact our Monarchs. He explains that these people are a type of monarch because they hold powerful office in which one man is in charge of many problems of a public concern. Aristotle uncovers that tyranny still takes place in this alleged “free country”.
§229. The end of Government is the good of Mankind; and which is best for Mankind, that the People should be always expos'd to the boundless will of Tyranny, or that the Rulers should be sometimes liable to be oppos'd, when they grow exorbitant in the use of their Power, and imploy it for the destruction, and not the preservation of the Properties of their People?... §243. To conclude, The Power that every individual gave the Society, when he entered into it, can never revert to the Individuals again, as long as the Society lasts, but will always remain in the Community; because without this, there can be no Community, no Commonwealth, which is contrary to the original Agreement: So also when the Society hath placed the Legislative in any Assembly of Men, to continue in them and their Successors,
This leads to great conflict. The main problem, Madison describes, is the distribution of property and therefore wealth. The more land and wealth you have, the more your opinions will be heard and upheld. Madison continues to tell that factions will be “unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution.” (Madison, 57) In other words, if the new Constitution is approved, factions will disappear and everyone will have an equal opinion. In this piece Madison tries
NOTHING! Mike Patillo of the CEMC, the Change in Election Management Commission said that the elections should be managed by the federal government and no the state, but last I recalled that would mean communism, we’re a democracy, and with democracy comes great bureaucratic madness and waiting lines, communism would just make us faster in terms of electing our leader, and what else? Everyone on the same level, no more richest 10%, medical attention given to all for practically nothing , what else? Oh Yeah! No more freedom, it used to be virtually impossible to get out of the USSR, the country owned you; no more freedom?
Position Paper Issue 3 – Effective Government The question as to how much government involvement is necessary to successfully operate and sustain an economy and society has been on debate for many centuries. Our history has demonstrated that when humans our given too much freedom, the selfishness of an individual comes into play, and when there is too much government control, the rights of the individual appear to be violated. “The most effective government is the one that governs the least.” This statement argues strongly with the ideological perspective of a capitalist economy, one which advocates a laissez faire economic system where the people are subjected to make the decisions for themselves with little to no government involvement. However, through such events as starvation, extremes of wealth and poverty, palatial estates, horrible slums, child labour and work abuse have successfully proven that when an economy is granted complete freedom to the individual, the selfishness of one’s desire tragically becomes the main focus. From this evidence, it is clear that for an economy to successfully operate a government presence must occur to provide its citizens with a more equitable distribution throughout the entire population, lesson social problems by collecting more taxes to ensure a long term gain, and essentially to protect the rights and freedoms of the “little guy” from the hardships presented when large corporations have control.
This is a common theme in the texts Exam Day and V for Vendetta, both showing various elements of power play at what could be called “stages” of power play. In V for vendetta the government holds an extremely rigid control over the people of England, and this was achieved and is maintained through fear. The main character V acts upon this to dismantle the power of the government. His form of power is a lot less direct. He holds power as a man of great intelligence and a devious nature, but his plans to destroy the government’s power are not to do it himself, but to empower the people of England to do it for themselves.