In general pressure groups are seen as an important element in modern democracy however they can also be seen as undemocratic. Pluralist democracy is the idea that democracy represents multiple different sections and groups and that political power is distributed in society. Pressure groups help to enhance this as they represent causes which may be ignored by the majority due to political parties and allow political power to be spread to the public as it’s a form of political participation, this allows the avoidance of dangerous concentrations of power. Evidently pressure groups are effective and enhance pluralist democracy as governments pay attention to pressure groups and consider the demands and decide to consent to them influencing any decisions, this shows they are accepting and know the effect pressure groups have as the government has not restricted creation and action of pressure groups. In addition a function of pressure groups is to inform and educate the public, this allow improvement of democracy as the electorate can make a more informed decision in political participation, such as the general election and referendums.
Article VI refutes this ideology. Article VI states that the only people that are allowed to make treaties or exchange foreign policy is the US; a individual state cannot do so. This refutes the Classical Liberal ideology because this makes government bigger. They also believe the purpose of government is to protect a humans life, a humans liberty, and ownership of land and business- anything more, is unnecessary. Article VII states that certain individuals get certain power- to a Classical Liberal power (in theory) should be distributed and shared; a higher power leads to different classes (like the bourgeois) or to more government, this is not a Classical Liberal ideology.
The American Revolution did not satisfy the colonial goals for civil, political, social, and economic rights; however the Constitution did. All the American Revolution did was drive the British out of America. With the British gone the Americans had the ability to strive for civil, political, social, and economic rights, but the Articles of Confederation became an obstacle in their path to their rightful goals. During the American Revolution the American people wrote a lot about what they wanted to accomplish and attain. In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such.
Oppressed and “poor” citizens would have the opportunity to succeed. Since the English colonists and founding fathers pushed for independence and self-reliance, they could then make a statement of unity, taking ownership of land and property, a majority of citizens profiting and political power. Another advantage of creating a nation is developing social harmony. They urged for a “middle” social class, as opposed to a majority of “poor” citizens and a few wealthy citizens, who have all of the power and control. Zinn pays tribute to the founding fathers by stating how effective their intentions were to start the American Revolution.
He believes the powers of the king should be sufficiently limited to prevent tyranny. Thomas Paine proposed the ideals of a Congress among the colonies where the colonies are divided into districts. I completely agree with the philosophy and ideals of Thomas Paine. It makes absolutely no sense for the colonies to be ruled by a country several thousand miles away. This length alone will and had created several struggles
An important government issues that is important to me is making the naturalization process for a citizen easier and more affordable. I believe everyone that would like to become apart of our nation should be able to go through the process at a faster and least expensive way. What do I think they are about Party 1: I believe the democratic party is about helping everyone that is apart of our nation
American Government 4/18/2012 The Evolution vs. Devolution of the U.S. Federal Government Introduction The extent of control the government has in the American people’s lives and how well it represents those people is what sparked a revolution that gave birth to the United States, and the same debate also led a civil war that tore our country apart. As you can see this topic is one many Americans feel strongly about. These debates led to the distinction of the Federalist vs. the Anti- Federalist. The Federalist supported a strong central government that could deal with the issues that states might disagree on, essentially moving toward a unification of the states. The Anti-Federalist feared this central government would in time grow into a tyrannical body that the states had fought to get away from.
What were the shortcomings of the first national government under the Article of Confederation? Describe the limitations on the powers of the congress, especially as they applied in the case of “Shays’s Rebellion”. The principles which are defined in the Article of Confederation were recognized as the Second Continental Congress’s first attempt at forming a central government in 1777. In the middle of a struggle against England’s distance and apparently too-powerful central government simply hope to create a system of government that would reproduce civilians’ ideas considering the British government system of rules and regulations. The main concept for the Article of Confederation came from the England because at that time British excessive pride was strong and powerful colonies and the same concept came for the central government system.
Colonists found these acts as unjust and petitioned against Parliament creating a resistance movement and establishing groups and associations to help spread the word of resistance. Colonists believed in “No taxation without representation”. Both the British and Americans shared the desire for representation, though they had different forms of representation they both wanted to represent the colonies to benefit themselves. British and American concepts of representative government are considered a major contribution to the American Revolution. King George III took the British throne in 1760 and appointed a new prime minister, George Grenville, in 1763.
Thucydides does not directly support the argument of the “classical model of politics” but his views of Political Realism sort of allude to it. If a government’s main motivation is just for power and it does not care at all about how ethical it is, there is a good chance it will end up becoming corrupt, as the “classical model of politics” suggests. Plato, in The Republic, argues that all of the political systems (democracy, monarchy, oligarchy, and timarchy) are inherently corrupt, and that the state should be governed by an elite class of educated philosophical-rulers, who would be trained from birth and selected on the basis of skill, as Plato describes: “those who have the greatest skill in watching over the community.” Plato also advocates, in The Republic, the abolishment of private property and the family among the ruling classes. This has caused many people to say that he was a communist, but many political scholars disregard this view, saying that the text implies that this will only extend to the ruling classes, and that ordinary citizens “will have enough private property to make the regulation of wealth and poverty a concern.” Essentially, Plato’s view goes along with the “classical model of politics” I mentioned above. He believes there are a number of different forms of government and he says that they are all inherently corrupt, which implies that, as mentioned above, each form