When you get before them and explain what real immigration reform means, they have a very different position," he said. Still, most conservatives remain opposed on principle to any reform that would provide what they see as amnesty for people who entered the country illegally. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, says his party is right to insist on legalization, as well as a pathway to citizenship. “We need to bring the 11 million undocumented workers that are currently in this country out of the shadows; make them productive players in the U.S. economy," he
Our country is as divided as ever and there is a substantial lack of unity among the political parties and the citizens of the United States. At the federal level, the two political parties refuse to work together in the best interest of our country. In addition to seeking reelection, their main focus is furthering their political agenda as they refuse to compromise and negotiate with one another. In addition, citizens do not feel accurately represented by these elected federal officials. The citizens are given limited options when voting because only the dominant parties have a realistic chance of winning.
The delegate model of representation poses a threat to the form of representative democracy used on the UK as the public will have more say on issues which undermines the Burkean model. Likewise it undermines parliamentary sovereignty as parliament is already bypassed by the government, referendums only make it worse. An example of this is when Labour were voted in and in their manifesto contained a referendum on devolution however the result didn’t turn out in their favour in contradiction of the government, further undermining their power. Moreover the public may not be well advised/trusted to make decisions on issues such as capital punishment as the polls show a majority in favour of it, however MPs can see the faults in the use of the death penalty and vote against it. Also the public may not be educated on some of the deeper issues such as the role of central banks in relation to a single currency.
Both classes had disagreements with the Articles of Confederation. Federalists say that the articles were weak and ineffective because the state governments was too weak to apply laws and ordered for a national government instead. We Anti-federalists however believed that the Articles of Confederation was a good plan and that there should not be a government more powerful than the state governments. Believing that state governments should have more power compared to the national government was one of the big reasons why the anti-federalists supported the Articles of Confederation. How about the U.S constitution, what factors were held to point out?
This was very unfair on the people and on the other people up for election, so this source doe’s hint at the fact a reform should take place, but this particular MP does not want a reform because he is benefitting without it. Saying this, some boroughs and counties were under-represented whereas some were over-represented. Source 2 on the other hand, is a speech made by a Tory MP, Sir Robert Inglis in Parliament. This man is clearly not interested in a reform and says how the parliament is a ‘complete representation of the interests of the people’. With this quote, we can question this over source 1.
The UK democratic system has many flaws which have been criticised for numerous reasons. Firstly, the UK holds elections every 5 years to elect a new prime minister. Lord Hailsham criticised the electoral system as "elective dictatorship" due to domination of single party over number of years as once the new prime minister is appointed to power he no longer considers the views of the people and makes the changes which he thinks are needed. An example of this is when the previous Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed to send British soldiers to fight in Iraq. Another example is when Britain joined a referendum by becoming a part of the E.U.
However other commentators have argued that mid-term elections are not merely a referendum on the performance of the President because the turnout is almost always low. What this means is that not a huge amount of the electorate actually vote. For
It is also unreliable because it is a deliberate attempt to get democrats to vote for Kennedy, it is also inadequate because of this. It’s adequacy is questionable because it is confined to a group of people that aren’t a representation of the whole nation but only the Democratic view at that time. Source A is also limited as it is confined
Each branch “checks” the power of the other branches to make sure that the power is balanced between them. When a president vetos a bill it is considered apart of checks and balances historically Andrew Jackson vetoed around twenty bills, he was the first to do this. e.) The idea of The Electoral College. In the early days of America they had a debate on how the president should be elected. One idea was to have him selected by the congress, this idea was thrown out because people thought that it would be used to serve the congresses purpose.
Not voting could be a benefit because of the voter’s lack of knowledge. Voting is not meant for everyone. Not everyone watches the news or C-SPAN. Not everyone watches the presidents give their speeches or go to their campaign rallies. The people that do go should vote because they know what’s going on.