Another purpose for the Federalist Constitution would be in regards to the safety of each individual state. They believed that each state should find a motive to make some sacrifices for the purpose of the general protection. The Anti-Federalist Party, led by Patrick Henry, objected to the constitution. They objected to it for a few simple reasons. Mostly the Anti-Federalists thought that the Constitution created too strong of a central government.
On that alone I was willing to support his perspective, but needed to critically evaluate it as a credible argument. I wanted to prove that through Fulbright’s argument there was an alternative to involvement in conflict. I learned in my critical evaluation that even though it is desirable not to get involved in war, and not sacrifice American lives, that Fulbright does not provide a reasonable alternative. It was a difficult conclusion to reach. I had to overcome my own bias on the issue and examine objectively each aspect and implication of Fulbright’s argument.
Apart from that fact, it is objectionably inhumane for us to “play God” and decide whose lives we are justified to take. The Green Party takes a unified stand in opposition to the war in Iraq. This viewpoint is diametrical to that of the Republicans, who claim that the war is necessary and that it is reassembling our world as one free from terrorism. The Democrats, on the other hand, stand somewhere between these two parties and haven’t wholly decided their feeling on the Iraqi
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branches of government and the checks and balances are all still fundamental in the running of america.But there are outdated sections of it that need to be reguvinated, that need to be discussed for the betterment of our government.It need to declare issues like heathcare and an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.
However, he knew this would be difficult to achieve. He would have to crate a political system that would guard against the “mortal diseases” of popular government. Overcoming the danger of faction was critical to the well being of republican government. Since popular or republican government was based on majority rule, the greatest danger to liberty and justice occurred when a faction became the majority. It was neither desirable nor even possible to eliminate the cause of faction.
Lao-tzu was a firm believer that playing a bigger role will ruin the balance of tranquility. He believes that the way to show your true power is not show it at all unless used as a last remedy. A successful government alsoknows when to not use force.Lao-tzu teaches
By his own admission, Fallon credits positive parental involvement for shaping his character therefore inhibiting further development of the “unconscious forces” of heredity from manifesting. The debate on free will and moral responsibility is one that seems to have no singular answer. Research by neuroscientists like James Fallon may finally render a definitive answer to this question or further fuel the flame. John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty discusses the limits of governmental interference in the lives of individuals. Mill wrote what is known as the Harm Principle: “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others” (Mill, pg
“...It is to be regretted that inconsiderate and incautious Republicans should ever have supposed that the slight amendments [embodied in the pending Fourteenth Amendment] already proposed to the Constitution, even when incorporated into that instrument, would satisfy the reforms necessary for the security of the Government.” In this Stevens tried to explain that, yes, the Republicans are pushing for slaves freedom, but its only on paper. The government needs to act on the amendments being passed as well as the Constitution itself. Stevens states that we should place the rebel states under the control of a loyal Republican if those states have a Republican spirit, at which point they may be readmitted into the United States. Only then will we have security in our Government. This leads him to say that all the blood and pride for fighting for American Independence would be spent in vain.
With this way, the self-interest ambition of one branch will counter the ambition of other branches just like James Madison wrote in federalist no. 51 that “Ambition…be made to counteract ambition”. And basing upon on the pluralist theory that the power in society is distributed among those interest group that compete with one another to take control of public policy. One more time, the Constitution has the control to limit these groups to avoid violence and aggression cause by these factions. Therefore, by using majoritarian principle and pluralist theory, James Madison affirmed that Republican has the power to control the faction’s effect better than
If America wishes to continue being a prominent power it needs to start looking beyond its own borders and looks out into the ever changing world and coming to term with the fact that it is not exceptional. By admitting to ourselves that we not exceptional we will be in a better position to recognize our nation’s problems an address them, and it will also allow ourselves to better work with other countries around the world. Nationalism is not the same as exceptionalism. Loving something does not mean being blind its faults; rather it’s doing what you can to make that something reach its full potential. Thus the myth American exceptionalism must die for America to continue progressing in the new globalized