To make his speech clearer to the audience, he defined his duty to persevere, as to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which the Americans at that time elected him. Other than that, he described his decisions during the term of his office, including his resignation, were all made in what he believed to be the best interests of the American nation. In addition, President Nixon also compared himself before and after the Watergate incident. He strongly believed that there was no longer a valid reason to continue his term of office after the Watergate incident, as he somehow lost the trust from the people of United States and the Congress. As another example for comparison, he stated that the people in Asia, in Africa, in
However, there are inevitably some questions arising about the electoral college and whether it still works best for the US today. Some say it should be completely scrapped, with a more democratic direct election taking it's place; others day that it can be mended by reforming it, and the final argument is to defend it, and leave it as it is. One reason to end the electoral college system is because it is not democratic enough. The winner of the nationwide vote could in fact lose the election because of the way the electoral college works. Popular vote winners have been denied the presidency in 1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000.
George Washington's Farewell Address To the People of the United States FRIENDS AND FELLOW-CITIZENS: 1 The period for a new election of a citizen, to administer the executive government of the United States, being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your thoughts must be employed designating the person, who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprize you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made. 2 I beg you at the same time to do me the justice to be assured that this resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen to his country; and that in withdrawing the tender of service, which silence in my situation might imply, I am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest, no deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness, but am supported by a full conviction that the step is compatible with both. 3 The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your suffrages have twice called me, have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty, and to a deference for what appeared to be your desire. I constantly hoped, that it would have been much earlier in my power, consistently with motives, which I was not at liberty to disregard, to return to that retirement, from which I had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my inclination to do this, previous to the last election, had even led to the preparation of an address to declare it to you; but mature reflection on the then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations, and the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my
I would like to provide an analysis of George Washington’s Farewell Address from 1796. In doing so, I will focus on his wise counsel pertaining to the future of our country. I will look critically at his predictions and warnings in order to determine if America has stayed true to the vision of our founding father. Only then can we determine if we, as a nation, have lived up to the dream of our nation’s first president. Interestingly, Washington never gave his farewell address as a public speech.
Being the first man to act in his specific position of power, George Washington expectedly left office as the President of the United States of America with more issues in the nation than he started out with. While still solving significant matters with the help of congress under him, the weight of a country relying on your judgement could sometimes be too overbearing to handle. In 1796, the year Washington retired from office, he published his renowned “Farewell Address” in order to elaborate on his final concerns with the nations development, what Washington felt needed to be handled, and to give his people a sense of closure from his feedback from his two terms as President. Through Washington’s administration in his “Farewell Address”, he outlines the essential importance of the nation growing more strongly united in order to secure a more powerful American identity, identify the potential horrors of issues in the country from within, and ultimately to use the nations great unity to strengthen America’s foundation as a whole. While taking into consideration that America was built off of thirteen individual colonies striving to stand out among the rest, it is entirely understandable that each one would want to maintain their personal characteristics and successes.
Well, of course I was raging with fury at my first reaction. I reflected upon all my conversations that I had, and just imagined the great laugh that the NSA had over my calls. But after all, there must be some reason behind their actions. Despite that I’m mad about those guys overhearing my conversations, I guess we should all be happy that our government attempts on providing a secure place for all of us, in our great country. Perceiving the situation from the NSA’s point of view made me think outside the box for some time, though I’m still very mad… But being at this psychological state of mind will not lead anyone to a better thinking process.
Some are working, while others aren’t. I am confident in due time, and a lot of practice, I will get over this “disease”. Now, when I say authority I don’t mean all types of authority. I have problems with people who have the authority or upper hand in a position and they seem to take it to another level, in which I call “power trip”. I really despise being in a work place where as the authority figure seems to get off from trying their best to overpower you.
At any given time in history, however, philosophers and theologians and even politicians have and claimed that they have discovered that the best way to evaluate human actions and establish the most righteous code of conduct. You see, life is far too messy and complicated for there to be anything like a universal morality and an absolutist ethics. I know what you are thinking, “What about the concept of the Golden Rule?” The golden rule is great and all, treating everyone like you would like to be treated. But it disregards moral autonomy and leaves no room for the imposition of justice.In other words, we fucked up. Not just a little bit, but we fucked up big time.
Staying in place and business as usual are not optimal strategies. Unfortunately, much of what well-meaning business and professional people do to enhance the creativity of their teams actually does more harm than good. Well-meaning leaders hold key myths about creativity. These myths need to be debunked and replaced by practical ways to redesign team meetings to help teams reach their creative potential. Collaboration is the art and science of combining people’s talents, skills and knowledge to achieve a common goal.
“If you can sell your employees on the company's future and the importance of their role in it there are numerous advantages people are more likely to generate their own ideas, to contribute with enthusiasm, to keep slogging when it becomes unpleasant, and also to experience a sense of camaraderie and togetherness” (Spiro 2010) Another significant error that was made was in the HP story in which the vision was never communicated, step four. From the very start of the merger Walter Hewlett was not on board with it and therefore Fiorina also had a problem with step one. Although it seemed like she did try to implement change, and