This was established to ensure that our representatives could be renewed as often as needed to reflect the public’s beliefs. Proponents for term limitations feel that officials can become corrupt and abusive of their position. These groups wish to limit the overall time that an official can hold office to ensure that new blood will be able to inject new ideas and beliefs. The opposite to this thought is that by injecting new blood we will lose the experienced politicians that know how to get things done in the complex world of politics. There is a sharp learning curve that comes with holding
The United Kingdom’s s uncodified constitution relies heavily on established conventions and trust in order to prevent widespread corruption. To some extent this type of constitution historically has served the UK well. However, due to increasing disillusion with politicians and their ethics. Which some claim to be the result of more transparency and a higher level of education. UK citizen are more informed and able to make analytical judgements in their best interest, this in turn, challenges the authority of the state to decide what is in our best interest.
Discuss the extent to which judges do create and develop the law. Numerous different judges have different views on to what extent judges have creativity within the legal system, such as Lord Simons who believed he judges job is to administer justice according to legislation made my parliament and in common law old principles should be applied to new circumstances, therefore his view is that judges should not be creative, as it isn’t there job. On the contrary Lord Radcliffe believed that judges do create law, however felt it should be on the quiet, so the public don’t lose respect for the judiciary and legal system. Finally Lord Devlin opposed the overruling of the supreme court, as all lower courts are bound to it and that it would turn them into “undisguised legislators” which is the job of parliament, not of the judiciary. The traditional view of the law making process is that parliament makes the law though acts of parliament, as they are democratically elected to make law, whereas judges aren’t so they merely apply it in court to the cases presented to them.
Why Censorship Isn’t right For Our Country Do you want to know a secret? All you have to do is go to our government and they could tell you plenty. Our nation of democracy gives us our rights and lets us have voice and a choice under the 1st Amendment; freedom of speech. Although we get our freedom of speech, we don’t get the freedom of knowledge. The government, like any other from a different country, has censored a lot of information from us that shouldn’t be.
One of the main concerns of elections is the requirement of voters having the specified identification before they can cast their vote. Hans A. Von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, believes that voter ID laws are essential because they “protect the integrity of our democracy”. On the other hand, Wendy Weiser, director of a democracy program, argues that these laws are designed to keep Americans from voting. Each side has valid points concerning voter ID requirements but in the end, more states are passing law in favor of supporters of voter ID laws.
On the other hand, the liberals, or Judicial Activists, believe that the founding fathers recognized that standards of their time wouldn’t apply to the future, so therefore left the constitution broadly based and available for contemporary interpretation. In my opinion, as in many others, Judicial Activism is just an excuse for justices to rule based on personal opinion. The judicial branch of the government needs to show judicial restraint because of the variety of the cases they receive. They need to make sure that the rulings they enact are rulings that follow the constitution and not their own personal beliefs as they have been doing for some time now. In my opinion, the most important example of judicial restraint being in need in American history occurred on May 20, 1940.
Many of the states were concerned about the government having too much power, and by allowing the citizens more power than just what was stated in the Bill of Rights, it ensures that the government will remain in check. The tenth amendment took power away from the federal government and gave more power to the states. This is what makes the American constitution so unique because it restricts the main government, unlike how it was in Britain. This was the most important addition to many representatives, as they would not sign the constitution because they feared the government would overpower the states, and it would be a repeat of everything they were trying to free themselves from. Luckily, the tenth amendment has made sure that will never
ASH informs people of the danger of smoking. Pressure groups add a degree of political participation. Due to the increase in voting apathy, pressure groups gain popularity so that they can influence policy on their behalf - or when the people don’t get a chance to say; e.g. when there is not a general election. Political participation through pressure groups holds the government to account, preventing an elected dictatorship and an accumulation of power.
According to the Federalists, if the Constitution had parts to it that didn't work, it could be amended. This doesn't seem right, because if it was written by a group of Federalists, then clearly amending it will favor their views. At the Philadelphia Convention, the only type of people who could afford to make the trip was wealthy Americans, and the wealthy generally shared the views of Federalists. Federalists upheld that the Constitution provided a strong central government by the people; however, this was only partly true. The people of the United
In the constitution we are told to keep the government and its power at a minimum. As a nation if we feel that the government is taking too many liberties or creating unjust laws we have the right as the citizens to challenge it and if the case, end it. Nowadays it isn’t uncommon to see the citizens of America wanting the government to do everything for them and by doing this many other followers being thinking the same way. This alone begins a movement that threatens our rights. By voting and being active within our government we can continue limiting the power to our advantage and by involving those who don’t; we can begin creating more citizens that help create a better nation.