The government have to govern to the national interest rather than smaller sections of the community with a particularly large voice, in that sense these views can often be outnumbered by national beliefs yet a louder voice allows them to be implemented against the majority which can only be considered a disadvantage as it allows for sometimes unpopular and extreme beliefs to be taken into consideration when the ‘national interest’ would not wish them to be. In defence we can say that they act on behalf of minority interests such as racial minorities and how they're treated, it cannot be argued they do not deserve equal rights and so groups like the Civil Rights Movement in America was a benefit to democracy
ASH informs people of the danger of smoking. Pressure groups add a degree of political participation. Due to the increase in voting apathy, pressure groups gain popularity so that they can influence policy on their behalf - or when the people don’t get a chance to say; e.g. when there is not a general election. Political participation through pressure groups holds the government to account, preventing an elected dictatorship and an accumulation of power.
Immigration is a huge issue in America. America is seen as the country of opportunity, which is true. In our eyes America broadens the mind of people and for some its a gateway for achievement and from poverty to help people better themselves. In Machiavelli's eyes based on his views on government, immigration coincide with his point made about generosity. Being generous “you must seize every opportunity to make a big display of your giving,” which would only attract immigrants and in most cases illegal immigrants at that.
Paid advertising is when a presidential candidate pays to broadcast his message to the American people. Its affects are fairly obvious, they will almost always increase support for that candidate and decrease support for the opposition. Therefore, whoever has the most money will end up ahead. News reporting has varying effects on presidential elections. The positive side is that for the most part, new stations will broadcast the truth.
Why and how do US Pressure Groups attempt to influence election results? US pressure groups attempt to influence election results to get sympathisers into power and monitor how these individuals use the power. William Storey sums up the reason why Pressure groups try and get influence an election into two goals, the first is to help sympathetic people win elections. The second is to make sure those elected help use their power to advance the agenda of the group that helped them win. It is clear that pressure groups do gain influence over election results as there are concerns that pressure groups play a too significant role in elections, potentially making politicians more responsive to their agenda than to the concerns of the voters.
Shifting the power of Congress created competition between the two parties to dominate the Congress. The competition produced rifts within the parties, creating a third party movement and split ticket voting. Split ticket voting limited the parties’ power and influenced congress to embrace the issues of the nation and not just their parties’ issues. The second major change in politics was shift from a patronage to merit system. The patronage system is a system in which a winner in an election reward jobs to his followers regardless of their abilities.
Whereas if the representatives were to vote on their behalf it may be based on their views and interest, having referendums prevents the government from making unpopular decisions. This will improve the UK’s democratic system as the views of the citizens are clearer and representative of citizens who are affected by the decision being made. However others argue that the general public is not educated enough to make these big decisions therefore it would lead to the wrong decisions being made which
Resisting the temptation to abuse one’s power is a challenge that only few people live up to if given the chance to do so without danger. The main goal of powerful leaders, should be to allow their people to pursue their own prosperity. Sadly, both moral and monetary corruption, are common in communistic regimes and dictatorships that started off promising prosperity and equality. History has shown, that the best way to prevent abuse of power is a constitution, free elections and an independent court system, which prevents a ruler from giving into the temptation of gaining absolute power. There are two main types of corruption - monetary and moral corruption.
American exceptionalism can give America an edge over other nations simply because of our freedom to choose what we want to be and do. Americans may never trade or give up what they have in this country for anything different. We have high taxes, low minimum wages, and even may flaws in the political system and also corrupt politician that are supposed to keep us running. Many people may argue that the United States is better than almost any country because of our freedoms, but
* Makes control of people easier, as they will be more like to support the Party if they think the party has brought positive changes. This Party slogan gives an insight into the technique used by the government of manipulating history, and in some cases using completely made up history, in order to keep control of the people. This is because having control of the past allows the government to have control of the future. This is because the future is a direct consequence of the past, and the outcome will be in direct relation to what has happened in the past. So, when the Party portrays the past a hellish world full of poverty, destruction and slavery - the people will begin to believed the Party has rescued them from this, especially when the party feeds them more lies about all the things they have done to help the people.