According to Machiavelli, being praised mustn’t concern a prince who wishes to continue ruling. In the book The Prince, Machiavelli noted that “A man who wishes to make a vocation of being good at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good”(40). A successful prince has two kinds of traits- praiseworthy and despicable, the latter of the two must not cause him hatred. The prince must present himself as an honest man, while using his vices. A good example of a modern day Machiavellian prince is America’s 43rd president, George W Bush, from the moment that Bush decided to run for President, his staff has fabricated an image of George W as a successful CEO, an avid Christian, effective governor, and all-around nice guy.
Presidential War Powers H. Hansana San Antonio College Professor Delagarza Presidential War Powers The current political debate between Congress and the President regarding the legality of using U.S. troops to intervene in foreign domestic issues when no declaration of war has been declared has negatively impacted generations of Americans without any effective legislative or judicial intervention. This power to deploy troops into hostile environments around the world has been a legitimate abuse of Presidential power, the action has impacted our standing in the world and is not an effective foreign policy tool. Less presidential war powers or use of military authorization would do the United States good, the Commander in Chief
8. War is a blunt instrument by which to settle disputes between or within nations, and economic sanctions are rarely effective. Therefore, we should build a system of jurisprudence based on the International Court—that the U.S. has refused to support—which would hold individuals responsible for crimes against humanity. 9. If we are to deal effectively with terrorists across the globe, we must develop a sense of empathy—I don't mean "sympathy," but rather "understanding"—to counter their attacks on us and the Western World.
Apart from that fact, it is objectionably inhumane for us to “play God” and decide whose lives we are justified to take. The Green Party takes a unified stand in opposition to the war in Iraq. This viewpoint is diametrical to that of the Republicans, who claim that the war is necessary and that it is reassembling our world as one free from terrorism. The Democrats, on the other hand, stand somewhere between these two parties and haven’t wholly decided their feeling on the Iraqi
David Greenburg argues that, "presidents are never able to meet" the expectations of transformative change (Canon 221). These expectations are created during campaigns in order for a candidate to win over voters, however many always disappoint. Greenburg believes the expectations and promises made by presidents in our time are far too complicated to reach and to summarize it: no president, from now on, will ever have the chance to be transformational. On the contrary, Richard Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru view Obama as transformational, but in a negative way. They say, "Obama is the first president to explicitly reject the notion of American exceptionalism--the idea that the United States is historically unique and has always differed from other democracies (Canon 222)."
Thus leaving American’s to become conspirious about the truths of war and ethics in the Federal Government. In my opinion the arguments made against the government’s way they misled the public were true and interesting. The government having not told Tillman’s family the truth up front I believe was a cowardly thing to do. The way the Bush administration portrayed him out to be a hero, in which I believe he was, he shouldn’t have been made out to be more heroic than any one of his fellow soldiers. Just because Tillman was a NFL football player shouldn’t have given him any more starlight than other soldier who also gave up their lives to fight for this country.
The American media derided this Nobel Peace Prize recipient for speaking out against the Vietnam War. Many argued King had overdone and had little right to weigh in on worldly matters. Even though vicious attacks,
Thoreau believes that the government takes the power out of the people’s hands. He also believes that majority rule overpowers the conscience of man and that it is handled in a very improper manner. This also plays into how he feels about the unjust laws in the government. Thoreau thinks that the unjust laws aren’t fixed because Americans believe they have to have a majority of people who agree that the law is unjust and he thinks that that shouldn’t be the case. Thoreau only has the American people’s interest at heart and want them to become a better and greater people, this is what makes him a patriot.
President Bush had not trusted Saddam Hussein and he didn’t want rest of America to either. President George W. Bush had gathered enough “evidence” against Iraq and Saddam Hussein that America had been deceived by these false statements and they were too terrified for their own safety that they had decided to allow president Bush go to war with
Not standing for the national anthem is an ineffective and counterproductive way to promote a cause. President Obama expressed his concerns that not standing for the national anthem can get it the way of the message, he stated that,” As a general matter, when it comes to the flag the national anthem and the meaning it holds for our men and women in uniform and those who’ve fought for us.” (Obama). Not standing for the national anthem is a legal form of peaceful protest, which is an First Amendment right. Refusing to stand for the national angers many and shows the division in country. The national Anthem has caused division lines between teams, fans, and across the country as whole.