NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous kicked off the campaign in Florida, which has the highest level of disenfranchisement in the country. "What this comes down to really is, do you think voting is a right or is it a privilege? Because if voting is a right, people who have paid their debt to society should be allowed to vote," Jealous said earlier Tuesday on "CNN Newsroom." In 2007, then-Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, a Republican at the time, signed reforms to allow former felons who'd completed their sentences to more easily get their voting rights restored.
He was nominated on the ballot thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan, a three-time Democratic presidential candidate. If all of the candidates were supporters of Progressivism, what were the issues? The three key issues of this election were how to deal with trusts, should women be able to vote, and should tariffs be used to protect trade in America. This book states, “Although the debates ranged widely, there were two general camps: (1) Those who argued for a small- scale, localized, producer-oriented
In short, Americans have exchanged the rule of law for the rule of judges. “Without any Constitutional mandate, judges have banned the public recognition of God, redefined marriage, undermined national sovereignty, released a flood of pornography, institutionalized feminist dogma, interfered with elections, and handicapped law enforcement” (Schlafly, 2004). Judicial Tyranny, the New Kings of America, by Mark Sutherland exposes the tyrannical behavior of judges. The book is written to address the general public particularly voters who can influence who is selected for available seats on the Supreme Court. The purpose of the book is to advise the American public on the ongoing struggle with the outwitting Judiciary.
Allowing the recount to go forward, the Court said, would violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back down to the Florida Supreme Court, which had no alternative but to dismiss it. The presidential election of 2000 had been decided, in essence, by the vote of one Supreme Court
Been part of the Electoral College was people highly educated and well enlightened person from every Colony which was the principal idea for the election of the chief executive of United States (par.12) The first reason why Electoral College should be abolished is that Electoral College is a commission of faithless electors. A faithless elector is who cast an electoral vote for someone other than whom they have pledge to elect for president (Bennett, par. 4). Faithless electors should be banned from the Electoral College because they created great risk to our democracy when electors voters can’t keep their promises (“The Electoral College,” par. 37) .
In 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president and he considered it a revolution. He juristically changed his political ideas and philosophies after he went into office from a Democratic Republican to a Federalist. He felt that the federal government should concern themselves with foreign policies and allow the states to direct the rest. To Jefferson, small government was best and was resolute in his position as a Democratic Republican (Doc E). From before he was president to after his presidency, Jefferson changed the way he interpreted the Constitution and the way he dealt with foreign policy.
Joel Falconer English 1301-P30 Robin Fitts 30 October 2012 Abolishing the Electoral College Every four years in America, people across the nation vote for who will be the next President of the United States. The Electoral College is a tricky system that does not always truly represent the will of the people or elect the true majority winner. This is the reason why the Electoral College should be abolished. In a sense, the way the Electoral College works is actually like voting against other people in your state, hoping your elector that you vote for will win the majority. In some states such as Texas, California, and New York, it is clear before the election which elector or party they are voting for.
Who ever said that the United States was a democracy lied and the Electoral College is great proof. “The first principle of democracy is that all citizens, not invested with the power to govern, have equal access to power and the second is that all citizens enjoy legitimized freedoms and liberties”( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy, paragraph 2, line 2). By following the Electoral College, we as citizens relinquish our voice, we are letting someone else speak for us, and they only speak when it counts. Most of the time the decisions that these "presidential electors" make don't reflect our own. In reality, at the end of the election, the popular vote which can easy be labeled as what the citizens want doesn’t count.
Allen was accused of child abuse involving his adopted daughter. Furthermore, Chad Haddal’s article titled, “The State of Obama’s Facts” delivers a large quantity of scenarios in which President Obama displayed little or not integrity. Obama’s State of the Union Address was packed with countless falsities which makes it hard for citizens to show support—a president who chooses to speak without integrity is an unsuccessful president. Integrity refers to the state of being whole and undivided which is the most admirable trait an individual can possess. Integrity should be a deciding factor when awarding athletes and entertainers; it should also be considered when electing politicians.
Since 2000, there have been several attempts to lift the Bush imposed travel restrictions on Cuba, however, the Bush Administration always threatened to veto legislation that seemed like it was meant to weaken the sanctions against Cuba. In the 110th Congress, many different legislations have been proposed that would lift or ease travel to and from Cuba, and on the issue of remittance to Cuba. These pieces of legislation include “H.R. 654 (Rangel), which is the Export Freedom to Cuba Act of 2007, and it would lift overall restrictions on travel to Cuba. A couple of bills that would lift a great portion