However, that's not all there is to it. The Electoral College is the next step after the popular vote, which actually determines who wins the presidency. The Electoral College was set up in 1787 by the framers of the U.S. Constitution. According to Howstuffworks.com, it would allow the voters to vote for electors, who would then cast their vote for candidates. Back then they did not have the technology as we do today which allows us to almost instantly know how many people have voted, and who they voted for, that is why
In the end Mitt Romney was the winner by far. Romney pulled through in the end making undecided voters make a choice. I hope that the next debate Romney is able to perform as well as he did in this debate, because I believe our country needs to see a change and that if Romney is trying as much as he says he is I believe that something good could work. As for Obama, he needs to sit down and practice for the next two debates, for it would be a shame for the President of the United States to look foolish a second time on National
Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013). While some people want a complete blanket ban on the ownership of guns, others wants an easier access to guns so that every person may look after their own security. Part of what makes the term gun control a very controversial topic is that it’s used in a ambiguous way that does not explain the details of the issue and the demands, apart from literally controlling guns. The two prominent sides of the debate are the groups who ask for liberal gun laws that make it easier for a person to procure guns and conversely, there are groups who want to repeal the second amendment. I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary.
Some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime and the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and that enforcing gun control is a violation against a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms. Possession of a handgun should be strictly regulated, because they are made solely to kill, and they have even allowed children to easily kill themselves and others, and they have increased the murder rate in the U.S. The reason handguns should be outlawed from citizens is that their main purpose is to kill other human beings. Why would our country allow us to have a right of possessing a deadly weapon? For the most part, our government seems to want to
Many prosecutors use the threat of the death penalty as a way of getting a plea deal to get the offender off the streets. (Ewegen, 1994) Yet using the death penalty this way does not make it a deterrent against crime, it just keeps the judicial system from spending more money on trials. The death penalty has been abolished in many developed societies. The death penalty has no deterrent effect on capital crime. More over, the risk of executing an innocent person is unacceptable.
Persuasive essay Would you not do whatever it takes just to know that there is one less murderer on our planet? Give justice to the vistim’s grieving family at any cost? Many people believe that capital punishmant is unethical and should be abolished. But presently, the crime rate is rapidly increasing due to the lack of effective capital punishment. The murderers deserve to be executed like they killed their victims.
With rising crime rates, law abiding citizens should be buying handguns to protect themselves. Outlawing handguns will only cause more problems and commotion since most criminals will still be able to get a hold of it. Handguns will have a higher value put on them and it can be used as another source of illegal trade between criminals. If a criminal were going to kill someone, they won’t care about breaking the law in order to acquire a handgun. It will end up as the same problem as drug trafficking or maybe become worse and even more dangerous.
The Election Process: Fair or Unfair Every four years in November we vote for a president. The entire election process begins with the nomination of candidates from different parties in order to the elect of a new president. The people of America do not pick the president, their votes are known as the popular vote, the real vote that matters is the vote cast by the Electoral College. There are three main arguments of why the election process isn’t fair in the US: third parties, slanted media coverage, and the Electoral College. The third parties are considered to be any other party in the United States besides the Democrats and Republicans.
However, I believe that the death penalty is inhumane and should not be used anymore. It has been said that the death penalty serves as justice for a murder victim and their family, however, the death penalty itself is a form of murder. When is it okay to take a life? Is it only okay for the justice system to take a life for the justice of another life? Supporters of the death penalty argue that it is the only just punishment for a murderer.
Due to the change in presidency from Obama to Trump, many policies that Obama established have come up in the Republican government on whether or not those laws should still be in place. Because the Democrats view immigration as something that should be protected and Republicans view immigration as something that needs stronger laws, there is a controversial discussion among the two. The Republican government is against illegal immigration and they provide Congress with ideas in order to convince America that illegal immigrants are not beneficial to the average working American; therefore, they provide all the reasoning they can in order to broadcast the drawbacks of illegal immigration. A study done by Carroll Doherty, bachelors in political science, shows how Republicans, more specifically Trump supporters, shows reasons why Republicans think illegal immigration is not beneficial for America. In Doherty’s study, he states, that among all of the strong Trump supporters, “59 percent associate unauthorized immigrants with serious criminal behavior,” and therefore do not benefit American workers (Doherty, 2016).