They’ll have less time in office to develop money ties to lobbyists and other special interest groups, thereby weakening the threat of lobbyists being able to influence legislation. The current system in Congress tends to lead to a system of seniority, meaning those who have spent the most time in office have the most power (in committees, procedures, etc. ); so, politicians focus on staying in office. Districts & states don't receive equal power in Congress, and fresh new elected officials have limited ability to make changes. If Congress has term limits in place, their power will also be limited.
It behooves all of use to pay close attention to advertising of each political candidate. The more we know the better we are off, and the less we will fall for their disguised
The consumer ethos is taking over our universities and younger generations in general. In my experience people seem to be less likely now more than ever to challenge their own mind set and actually learn anything other than what they feel like they should. I personally gather information from everything I interact with and use that information to update myself. It seems that most people are against rather than for this type of interaction. The outward attitude of “I am too busy, too important and too jaded to care.” comes across quite frequently in my interactions with people.
Azeem B. 11/22/2011 The Phantom Public Response The Phantom Public, written by Walter Lippmann has a lot of meaning in it. Lippmann main point of his argument is that the public of America cannot run the government. He believed that the people of America are not smart enough to make important decisions. The public does not know enough to successfully make decisions that will benefit the majority of the people.
Information and Politics There is an information asymmetry between the government and the public or voters. The government has the upper hand in terms of information as politicians know very well what they are capable of and what they plan on doing once they are elected. They also have a political network that provides them access to policy advice. On the other hand, voters suffer from imperfect information. The mass media, therefore, helps to bridge this information gap by providing political news to the voters.
Political Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns This chapter investigates America's two-party system and its role in American politics. It traces the historical development of political parties in the United States, examining the role of minor parties and the reasons for the emergence and persistence of the two-party system. The chapter also discussed the effects of this system on policy and coalition formulation. These are the main ideas of this chapter: • Party competition is the mechanism that enables voting majorities to have a substantial influence on the direction of government. This competition peaks during periods of realignment but at all times is a vital aspect of democratic government.
Citizens must be engage in the decision making because this will have great impact on their life, therefore they should vote to express their opinion in the government. Voting is a privilege and a responsibility to citizen to participate in public affairs and choose those who should govern them. In the democratic process an election allows people to be represented in the political institution and now with the modern technology, it is easy to communicate and investigate the candidate and to make a decision on the party that will provide better services. Whether a citizen is voting individually or belong to an interest group donating funds will help him play a role in the influence on political
So I believe it is really essential for the younger citizens to make their decisions as to which party they are going to vote for based on the major changes bought by the parties. I feel there would definitely be different opinions on political parties by different people- varying from the rich, the poor, farmers and workers. So it is essential for the political parties to influence all kinds of people by exhibiting their political ideologies in a positive manner for the betterment of the society. I do encourage both the liberals and conservatives based on the immediate and profound change which they bring to the current society. It all depends on whichever party brings a rapid and major change in the mind sets of the people.
It was seen that those who are already at an advantage gain greater benefits and that those who are disadvantaged are losing more ground. The ideology of educational establishments is changing, and is more concerned about attracting the talented and the privileged than helping the disadvantaged. Some critics strongly attacked the new vocationalism, which characterises the different youth training schemes. Dan Finn refuses to accept that its real aim is to achieve the objectives it alleges. Finn states that confidential government papers that were disclosed to the London publication Time Out in 1983 show that the true purpose of the youth training schemes was to restrict the number of workers who would join trade unions, in order to minimise the bargaining power of the workforce.
Not only does media impact the bias but so does public education, growing p in public schools you hear how the government is not funding enough money to education, teachers aren't getting enough money , yet we still stand for the pledge. This is an influential part of political socialization because it molded me going onto the future, having a state of mind where government is not perfecta and it should not stay this