This could be one reason why the American President can only stay in power for two terms. If the ministers surrounding the PM cannot take collective responsibility for their decisions then it is easy for not only the public but your opposition to place blame for a particular issue on the PM’s head. Thus creating a great deal of ill will towards that PM over time. Thatcher’s ‘sofa cabinet’ has been an idea carried on by Blair and Cameron as both tend to surround themselves with advisors of their own choosing as opposed to the cabinet ministers, acting very independently. However, it was Blair that truly started the media frenzy surrounding Prime Ministerial candidates around the general election.
Examples like “Examination day” supports this because the government stays in power by having strict laws which limit citizens intelligence. The Giver supports the claim because the government limits citizens knowledge by wiping memories and limiting their emotions. “Harrison Bergeron” supports the claim because the government there controls society through strict rules which limit uniqueness so they are “average”. With all this evidence and analysis we will ask this question, do people really want a government that controls society and do the horrible things stated above or should our goal be to help citizens and have a government that doesn’t restrict
The first one is that our rights are not well enough protected. If we had a written constitution with a proper Bill of Rights, as they have in America, we would feel safer and more sure that we would be protected from governments that wish to take too much power. We have lost many of our rights in the UK and this is because we do not have a written Bill of Rights and because government and Parliament have too much uncontrolled power. Another argument is that the people of the UK would feel more patriotic and identify more with politics if there was a written and codified constitution as they have in the USA. Every American citizen knows about their constitution and they are proud of it.
One of the flaws that the opposition notices is that in way shield laws afford extra privileges to journalists and that no citizen should be able to ignore a court ordered subpoena. Simply put, journalist would be placed above the law. Justice Department Official John Ashcroft stated that “reporters today are driven by their editors to deliver tersely written “scoops” usually whispered to them by individuals with political or self-serving agendas who refuse to be identified” and that they “should ultimately be held accountable for acting recklessly and irresponsibly. Allowing journalist this privilege would only further allow them you be able to utilize non-credible sources. Opponents also cite problems with defining who is considered a journalist or news gatherer and who is not.
Jerrod Coulter Ap Gov Pd.8 PAC’S are groups of people or companies who are likeminded forming political committees to fund certain political purposes. These PAC’s are perfectly legal however they are undermining our government by swaying political leaders to lean towards protecting their interest in return for more money. In this way the roles that these groups fill is no more than to slow down and distort our political process for their own agenda. I argue that PAC’s are the biggest threat to our Republic’s democratic process currently. Big oil and coal is major political influence in America and it’s very evident, very recently at a meeting of the United States house committee of science, space, and technology.
Democratic Republicans all in all wanted things to remain the same in the U.S government because they felt that giving more power to the national government by way of national bank or tax would slowly get rid of the people’s voice in politics creating a rerun of the previous outcome with Great Britain. Both party’s with opposite beliefs going back and forth has followed the U.S since this time in history it is safe to say that the First Party System left behind a legacy of feuding in government politics. When it comes to decision
﻿ Jeff Howe April 30, 2009 Ralph Nader Government exists protect the citizens from themselves and Ralph Nader is there to ensure that the government follows through with their purpose. For decades, Ralph Nader has gained recognition as a kind of whistle-blower. He has alerted the general public to the dangers of consumer goods as well as hazards in airplane and car travel. To this end, Nader has created powerful non-profit organizations. Nader has some very distinct political opinions that make him the ideal candidate for president.
I would recommend the book When Presidents Lie by Eric Alterman, The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz, and Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. I think reading these books would help the presidents in making good decisions for our country. The first book that I would recommend the candidates to read is When Presidents Lie by Eric Alterman. This book is about lies the presidents have told and their consequences. This is a good book for the presidents to read because it shows the consequences of deceit and it shows when it is acceptable to lie and when it isn’t.
. the role of government is to allow people the freedom to grow into responsible citizens and to exercise their inalienable rights” (2010, para 39). Elected officials work with others to find the best solutions and policies to benefit the whole in spite of their immediate needs or beliefs. We have also seen how the public’s perception of elected officials can be harmed by breaches in morality but, in the end, are forgiven in exchange for successes in other areas of performance. President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial did not deter his approval ratings as he maintained an approval rate higher than 60 percent.
In most cases the privacy invasions that celebrities are subjected to are used for entertainment purposes. Because of today’s society’s focus on entertainment, we think that all things, including private events of someone’s life, are subject to use for the average citizen’s entertainment. For example, there are many magazines and television shows dedicated to spilling secrets and gossiping about the daily lives of celebrities and other public figures. Four out of the eleven magazines listed in “Average Circulation for Top 100 ABC Magazines” were publications that focused on the lives of celebrities. (Source D).