He can also be said to hold his extravagant parties, which people even if not invited just attend, to keep the social elite happy whilst he takes part in his dodgy activities. However it can be argued that even though Gatsby is involved in illegal activities he is still pure. His ultimate goal is to get the girl he loves, Daisy, but to do this he must appeal to her which is why he is involved in bootlegging because what appeals to her is wealth and materialistic objects. The basis behind Gatsby’s corruption is the purity of his dream. It can be argued that even though Gatsby’s dream is pure the fact you have to base your life around money and acquiring wealth and power to get expensive things shows how corrupt a simple dream can become.
Furthermore the Lords began overusing the courts as a method of increasing their wealth this meant that the people became increasingly frustrated and because the Lords had the respect of the King the commoners could have rebelled against the English monarchy. In Wales the courts were committing perjury and guilty of accepting many bribes which meant even if the criminals were court it was unlikely they would be brought to justice. The Acts of Union showed the Marcher Lords that they were responsible for the behaviour of their citizenship and this meant that the King’s law was enforced thoroughly throughout Wales. The Acts also served as a method of establishing a single unified system of government for England and Wales, the Council of Wales was given its own administrative powers. The Acts of Union also meant that welsh people were able to seek office and become M.P’s in London if they paid and could speak English to a certain level.
The Communists won the Civil War mainly because of the weaknesses of their opponents: assess this view. I agree to an extent that the communists won the Civil war mainly because of the weaknesses of their opponents; there are however, other factors that contribute to the victory of the Communists in the Civil War such as, foreign intervention, war communism, red leadership and red military success. White weaknesses were a big reason for the Communist’s victory in the Civil War. For starters, the Whites were spread out over large geographical areas. In addition, White generals launched offensives at different times, failing to co-ordinate attacks, allowing Red forces to move around and defeat them one by one.
Henry VII had been a skilled diplomat and kept England out of major European conflicts. Therefore, Henry VIII inherited a state that was united behind the monarch, a state that had a decent European reputation, a monarchy that was wealthier than it had been for centuries, nobility that had been tamed and made to work for the Crown and a system of government that was competent and effective. Weaknesses Henry VIII inherited Henry VII was unpopular with his subjects as he took a lot of money away from the people of England. His Tax Collectors, Empson and Dudley were also unpopular due to their tactics of getting more money. All were greedy.
However, the truth of the matter is that Macbeth is solely responsible for his own demise. There is a fine line between ambition and greed; a line that Macbeth overstepped tremendously. After being prophesied by the three witches that he is to become the Thane of Cawdor and king, Macbeth, almost instantaneously, considered the possibility of killing King Duncan. Of course, like any human being, Macbeth weighed up the odds and realized he was in a good position already; after leading an army to victory, he was well respected by those around him. In addition to weighing up the odds, he also understands that it was not necessary for him to tamper with what is already destined to become his fate.
The government, according to Thoreau, is not just a little corrupt or unjust in the course of doing its otherwise-important work, but in fact the government is primarily an agent of corruption and injustice. Because of this, it is "not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. " Political philosophers have counseled caution about revolution because the upheaval of revolution typically causes a lot of expense and suffering. Thoreau contends that such a cost/benefit analysis is inappropriate when the government is actively facilitating an injustice as extreme as slavery. Such a fundamental immorality justifies any difficulty or expense to bring to an end.
Of course this repeal was not vetoed by Democratic President William Clinton, but nonetheless Republicans- many of whom are likely in support of the Tea Party Movement in contemporary times- are in large part to blame for the economic crisis which has made necessary this excessive level of spending. Despite what can be viewed as being intellectual dishonesty in the Tea Party, some of their goals seem noble. Certainly in every bureaucracy there is a great deal of wasteful spending, and there is no doubt that America's budget is not an exception. If the Tea Party can root out wasteful spending and help create manageable (but responsible) budgets, that is absolutely a great cause and worthy of a great deal of respect and admiration. It will be interesting to see what happens in the presidential election of 2012 given the rise of the Tea Party Movement.
The British made many poor decisions aided in the success of the American army. It could be said that America did not so much win the war, but instead, allowed Britain to lose. Popular support for the Revolution and simple American patriotism were possibly the most influential factors in the American victory and British defeat. Support cut across region, religion, and social rank. Common farmers, artisans, shopkeepers, and petty merchants were major actors during the Revolution.
For example, former governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell was charged with illegally accepting gifts, vacations, and loans from a wealthy businessman who wanted special treatment from State government. Though they were caught, this kind of corruption happens more frequently and even in legal circumstances can be proof that economic status can lead to social inequality. The average person can contribute a vote to a politician, but on an individual level since they aren’t in a position to influence policies, the opinion of the common man remain
By denying immigrants the means to arrive in the country legally, conservative immigration policies have created unmonitored channels of travel that are open not only to immigrants, but terrorists as well. Smuggling people across the border for a fee is a lucrative business, and the punishment if caught is less harsh than that for smuggling drugs. Ironically, this problem of their own making has only increased hatred for illegal immigrants, who are blamed for compromising border security. Typically, the conservative response has been to advocate for policies that would only treat the symptoms of the problem rather than solving it, by funneling money into increasing border patrols and constructing a wall along the border with Mexico. Somehow, this costly and wholly unnecessary program is preferable to the simple solution of allowing immigrants to come in legally, allowing us to better monitor and control who enters the