Point A) An interesting report by John Stossel on how government at all levels are criminalizing and regulating more and more. This points out how we by our vote are giving the government far too much power and how they are using their power to chip away at even the most basic of our rights. For so many things to be illegal and a crime to be committed, it becomes impossible for people to live without breaking the laws. This government is out of control, especially the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local prosecutors trying to make a name for themselves. What happened to our freedom?
Illegal votes minimize citizen’s rights in the Constitution and it undermines our democracy that was established and preached by the founding fathers; therefore a solution for this loophole should be quickly tied and these actions no longer tolerable or allowed under the 14th amendment. As citizens of the US, we have a right stated in the 1st amendment to be able to express our opinions; our values and beliefs should be directly represented through the voting process. Although future elections are predicted to be heavily influenced by this growing minority population, politicians are beginning to apprehend the negative brunt illegal immigration has bestowed upon our country as this could be a small factor in the current struggling economy. Congressman Tom Tancredo has vast prospective ideas on how to reform our immigration system. By working across the aisle a feasible and successful solution to the straining liability and encumbrances may be obtained to make our country incorrupt and hospitable to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the citizens of the United State of
The role of mass media in democratic nations seem more than platitude. With media forms progressively diverging over time, the concern over the influence of media is growing. Whether it’s good or bad, different forms of media have different influences over the citizens’ view and participation in politics. Since the influence change the perceptions of people, who holds the sovereignty in democratic nation, it is often manipulated for different political agendas. “Orwell feared we would become a captive culture.
The obvious downside to the medias role in our political endeavors, is the continuos bias that it portrays, the high cost to run any sort of political or public directive, and that they simply operate under the initiative of proﬁt. The amount of money required to reach citizens with political messages has spiraled upward and now dominates political campaigns. Television formats favor short, emotional appeals over reasoned, thoughtful debate. Typical claims of liberal or conservative bias are most often in the eyes of the beholder, however the levels of managed news, spin and journalistic punditry feed these perceptions of bias in the news. As a result, the deeper biases reﬂected in sensationalism often leave citizens confused about issues which forces them to deconstruct this alternately managed and frenzied news in order to make sound judgements about their society and government.
One example would be that it is used by politicians to inform people about social issues, as Best explains in chapter one. This is why they are so important. Due to the fact that if they are not used the right way they can really affect how things are believed to be and what people might do because of them. Threw out the book Best explains different things that cause deformations in statistics. They round up from the simple fact that people usually change the meaning of them due to the fact that they simply don’t understand it.
Thomas Paine: Common Sense (excerpt) In his book ‘Common Sense’ Thomas Paine introduces the contrast between a society and a government and uses deductive reasoning to explain the malfunctioning of the British government. The above excerpt was chosen because it provided a clear understanding of how society and political systems develop in colonies by using an illusory situation. The text explains that as the population in a colony increases and the colony begins to develop, the political systems such as legislatures and representative bodies also begin to develop since all the members of the colony cannot be active participants in the decision-making process. Equality and accommodation of interests also comes into the picture where the
Censorship in the society of Fahrenheit 451, mainly in the form of books by banning them, has three major effects on the populations: defined thought, shallow happiness and homogenous society. What the removal of books from mankind does is increases the intellectual contentment of a person, no matter what they’re faced with. Reading books causes the mind to think more critically and most importantly, think for it. If the brain is not thinking for itself, then the job of the group or individual trying to manipulate and control you is already half done. Once it becomes easier to manipulate the person freely, the government in the case of Fahrenheit 451 is capable to engineering a whole society as they please.
are having their constitutional rights being kept from them which is a serious violation of the inalienable rights guaranteed to every American citizen. With the right to vote being the most important right in a free country, having the right taken away due to the complications of bureaucracy and the polarization of our political parties should make any responsible citizen confused or disgusted. Washington D.C. should be granted statehood because it passes all the requirements for it besides approval from corrupt and broken legislative body. However, there is hope, since we are a democracy, know your next congressman’s stance on this debate and maybe we can restore the American way of life to 600,000 silenced citizens. Works Cited Davis Jr., DeWitt.
The federalist created the House of Reps which was directly voted by the people. This was simply put, a way of shutting them up. The federalist also made it clear that no one branch of government would gain too much power over another with the checks and balances system, which was a good