Thoreau believes that the government takes the power out of the people’s hands. He also believes that majority rule overpowers the conscience of man and that it is handled in a very improper manner. This also plays into how he feels about the unjust laws in the government. Thoreau thinks that the unjust laws aren’t fixed because Americans believe they have to have a majority of people who agree that the law is unjust and he thinks that that shouldn’t be the case. Thoreau only has the American people’s interest at heart and want them to become a better and greater people, this is what makes him a patriot.
It's very important for us to take care of our own, without helping those who are in need here, we are doing a disservice to our own people. I would argue that our society would have the ability to do both. We don't need to be the policemen of all of the world's problems, but we do need to make sure we are making the world a better place. All politicians campaign on the notion that we are using our military, power, and wealth to create a better place for all and what better way to let this be shown then by helping those who are less fortunate in foreign countries. I feel our government and fellow citizens can do much more to help.
Feeney and Kingsley (2008) explains, “Merit systems—remains the most effective and just means for combating patronageand identifying talented, dedicated public servants and contractors” (p. 165). The merit system is combating patronage by using dedicated public servants and contractors to put an end to corruption in politics. According to Feeney and Kingsley (2008),“Although elected representatives should play an important role in shaping publicpolicy, patronage and the spoils system have no place in achieving the amount and quality of public service that American citizens desire”(p. 163). The spoils system shares the same values that patronage stands for. Therefore, the merit systemand spoils system have different opinions on patronage.
December, 7, 10 Political Science 201: Politics & Power Instructor: Bill Hughes Final Some people think that being free to do as we please and not having to answer or pay any dues to “the MAN” would be the good life and that everything would be so nice and dandy. These people are wrong. We need to have some sort of government to be in charge, because without any authority there would be no order in society and our country as we know it would fall apart and turn to shit. Although we can’t have totally liberty the government still has to give us a just form of freedom because without that we would be slaves to the government and have no purpose in life but to serve the head of the regime. In order to run a society for the people we would have to give everyone the right and opportunity to make what they want of themselves unless of
Our founding fathers fought for a separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches to avoid conflict and rise of power in one or more branches. In that aspect I believe the government works in a constructive manner to ensure equality between the branches, however, in the matter of working in a constructive manner for the good of the people is less certain. This country is facing an economic crisis and there are members of both parties that would tell the general public they would like the war in Afghanistan and Iraq to come to an end when in reality an economic recovery is the last thing they want to happen in a foreign country. The Republican Party, for example, would have liked to see a higher unemployment rate towards the end of 2012 in hopes of decreasing the chances of the President’s re-election. Higher unemployment rates lead to a more devastating economic crisis resulting in the failure to re-elect a democratic President or more precisely, our current President.
It is so evident of a problem in our political process. So what can be done? Do we smack the cooperation’s on the hand and tell them to stop, or do we continue to allow this. I believe that we need to bring the hammer down on these groups and let these companies know that is not okay to abuse our legislative process. But the problem is none of this will happen in congress, the representative’s will not budge on this and everyone knows that because they must protect their reelection funding.
It was these democratic principles that have gotten us to the place we are today. We must not look to the judicial branch to affect the regulation of business; instead we must take on this issue in the tried and proven democratic process. The role of the Supreme Court is to determine the constitutionality of laws and regulations, not create them, and that is exactly what the reinterpretation of the commerce clause has done. The reinterpretation has extended the power of the federal government, and the judicial system too far, allowing them to overstep their boundaries. The continued power grab will destroy the capitalist system shackling the limbs of the free market.
Our country needs to place more emphasis on education and technology and quit spending so much money on defense. Our government, in my opinion, is very wasteful and needs to learn to control their money better. Every time one of their ‘friends’ needs a bailout they run to the ATM. But that’s okay because they’ll just cut the education budget to make up for it. America will soon be over if the United States doesn’t get their priorities in order.
However, I believe this misconception distorts the truth because an introverted personality actually qualifies for leadership in our current society. From this reason, I think introverted people are good enough to become a good leader. First of all, what is introverted personality and why introverted people are blamed by other people? As we know introverted person is more consideration for other party than extroverted. But it is not a problem who wants to become a leader.
In this regard, Downs criticized economist who had concluded that bureaucrats and politicians were “perfect altruist” whose goal is to maximize social welfare. Contrary to Downs’ opinion, I believe that it is necessary to transit from the old perspective of government as a profit company to a non-profit organization, understanding the opportunistic characteristic of the bureaucrats and politicians. The social contract born as a pact to institutionalize non-profit organizations named governments in order to achieve specific goals as was already mentioned before. The same ideology is used when some citizens constitute non-governmental organizations (NGO). It is necessary here to clarify exactly what is meant by NGO.