He references documents such as the United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence as grounds for his arguments against the “Taylor Machine”. Holding the ideals that he was raised upon is how Jefferson Smith demonstrates the same idea of civil disobedience that Thoreau refers to. Senator Paine was oblivious to the strong heart and mind of Jefferson Smith. I believe that Smith was looked down upon and maybe even considered an imbecile due to his lack of knowledge about political affairs. Had Paine known of his plans to build a facility near Willet Creek then he surely would not have allowed him to be sworn in.
Even though (A) and (B) present Napoleon’s regime in a rather cynical light, neither claim he solely introduced a “Police State”. (C) further disagrees with the claim that Napoleon introduced this form of governing, instead arguing that it was a development from the Directory. This is significant as it clearly highlights that Napoleon could not possibly introduce a “Police State” as a more restrictive regime was already in place and so comparatively, Napoleonic France placed less control on the population. The biggest debate between the sources is what to label Napoleon’s form of governance. (A) and (B) support the title of “Police State”.
Some of the most recognizable and debated statements are found in the Declaration. During this time period the colonies were faced with what they felt were serious injustices. and as British citizens, the fact that they did not have the same rights as those living in England itself was a tremendous insult. One of the biggest grievances was that they were not allowed representation in Parliament, or to establish any representative form of local government, When the King did allow government, he appointed men whose loyalty to the Crown seemed to be the only qualification needed, not the ability to govern. Because the British government was not fulfilling Jefferson’s previously mentioned definition of a government’s duties; they were forced to take the very necessary step of removing themselves from the King’s rule and ruling themselves.
The Embargo Act of 1807 is perhaps the most contradictory decision Jefferson has made in his presidency. Due to impressments of America sailors into the British Army, as well as Great Britain and France both trying to hinder American trade with the other side, Jefferson passed the act which prohibited all foreign trade, to and from the United States. This obliterated any views he was believed to have of a weak central government. The
Except me those words don't fit with the quote I chose. I chose this quote because I can't seem to wrap my finger on why Vonnegut is putting up this wall, as if death, war, and all the tragedies can just be brushed off your shoulder like nothing.
There are both reasons why the United States should have, and reasons why they should not have entered the war. The United States were ultimately wrong in entering World War I. It was a mistake in many ways such as: the deaths of many Americans; the fact that it was not our war to fight; it was not necessary for our entrance; and it was simply “useful” for the economy. The first World War was not our war to fight, and the nation should not have engaged in the battle. The primary reasoning behind this statement is the Monroe Doctrine.
Its view is invalid, mainly because there isn’t a South Vietnamese opinion to back it up, that the South Vietnamese government had gained in credibility. This makes the source’s credibility pitiful, as he provides no proof. The only Hess provides is that of an American General, who probably wouldn’t say anything that went against his side, which would question his successfulness. And he does as I thought. He says that “with Tet, the Government of Vietnam had won a major battle for the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese” which is a statement I find to be criminally wrong, not only because of the reasons pre-mentioned but because he has hindsight.
It is very obvious from the way Hamilton Spoke in Federalist no. 78 that he didn’t take a care for the judicial system because it doesn’t affect what he is most concerned with, which is the wealth of society. In all actuality I think the Federalist Founders would be surprised by the judicial system if they could see it present day 2012. I think the Founders would be very shocked at how the Supreme Court creates the standard procedure for everyone else in the United States. 1788 which was the year that Hamilton wrote Federalist no.
The Electoral College system is faulty and needs to be removed from the presidential voting system. “When they [the founding fathers] met in 1787 in Philadelphia, they were uncertain about how to pick a president. At the end of the summer, they arrived at a compromise – something of the best of the worst options; The Electoral College” (Watson n.p.). The founding fathers picked the Electoral College not because they liked the idea of it but because they could not think of a better option. The Electoral College system used for picking the President was not chosen as a primary topic in the constitution, as for instance the right to freedom of speech was, instead it was used for lack of a better solution.
There is no proof that this story has any truth. There is something no one has considered, the danger to our own soldiers when they are captured. Here again I quote: “Worse, you'll have the other side effects of torture. It "endangers our soldiers on the battlefield by encouraging reciprocity." It does "damage to our country's image" and undermines our credibility in Iraq.” (Applebaum) It undermines the work of our soldiers that are helping make Iraq into a country ruled by its people instead of a dictator.