BENTHAM developed the notion of democracy as a form protection for the individual into a case for universal suffrage. Utilitarian’s have argued that individuals will vote so as to advance or defend their interest. Bentham believed that universal suffrage is the only way of promoting the greatest happiness for the greatest number. However, liberals also have an ambivalent view of democracy. Liberalism places great stress on the protection of individual’s rights while democracy emphasise on collective control.
Zinn also uses an excerpt from historian Charles Beard to explain his reasoning. Beard basically said that the rich controls the government or the laws the government operates by. Zinn points out that the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights shows that quality of interest hides behind innocence. Meaning that Congress completely ignores the freedom of speech. Professor of history Gordon S. Wood views the struggle for a new constitution in 1787-1788 as a social conflict between upper-class Federalists who desired a stronger central government and the “humbler” Anti-Federalists who controlled the state assemblies.
If the government is agonist the people's feelings, then the people have the moral authority to change the government system which is also under the definition of democracy; for the people, to the people and by the people. Many nations like Nepal and Pakistan who were trying to practice aristocratic system were thrown by its own public revolution, but America and its alliance in the name of changing dictatorship inside the Iraq stayed over there for than six year without any strong political reason which is the matter of disagreement
In the beginning the Patriot Act was initially established and thought up by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. After 9/11 America was in a place that they have never been in since the American Revolution, a foreign country attacking upon our people. This made our country very skeptical and fearful of another terrorist attack so the leaders of our country thought about a new act to protect our country from a greater evil. Bush and Cheney started up a covert program where only eight people from the house and senate were allowed to even get in on the act, and that was determined by their power they had and ranking they had in the government. They did not want the American public to even know about it.
This statement is a rather generalized one; to consider that all citizens in a democracy live off desires is foolish. However there is some application in the statement when one considers that the modern western economy today makes vast amounts of money by catering towards peoples desires. Furthermore it is arguable to say that the worst among these drones has become leader. Consider George W. Bush, the current president of the United States. He practiced a long life of drinking and drugging prior to his presidency.
Famous American novelist, William Gaddis once said, “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” This quote states that it’s humanity that is corrupting the value of power and not the other way around. This quote shows what happened with the leaders in the dystopian novels “Examination Day”, The Giver, and “Harrison Bergeron” who were and are normal people, like every other person, until they got a truckload of influence and power and they realized they could do whatever they want and use it against humanity and take control. They don’t know what to do with their power so they use it to create a society that is equal but as time passes the idea becomes more extreme and this results in oppressive societies that do not value and appreciate
The Tea Party movement believes no American President, Democrat, nor Republican should ever go beyond the Constitution, regardless of the issue at hand. Neither person nor issue can ever precede the Constitution, because it is the basis of the American people and their rights. They claim the government has become too powerful, and have lost connection with the American people that they are supposed to represent. Ideologically, the Tea Party movement believes in complete freedom and individual rights because freedom is what this country is based upon, and without freedom our country is restricted and American people and society as a whole will not be able to grow. They have received hateful ridicule from many socialists and leftists but the Tea Party has stood their post and will not stop despite any criticism.
Embarking to achieve this objective, Roosevelt came to be a president of the normal man while Wilson turned into the "better" dynamic president. Despite the fact that they were both progressives, the two presidents had distinctive ways as a primary concern for the fate of the United States. Their alternate point of view and necessities were apparent in their addresses: New Nationalism by Roosevelt and New Freedom by Wilson. Wilson's New Freedom looked to the demolition of all trusts to push budgetary rivalry and allow little organizations by and by to thrive. While the national government was to utilize its energy on a one-time premise to bust all trusts, the central government was to have no part in managing business.
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
Compared to the relatively easy access of property at the beginning of his life, when Anthony Johnson died, his property was seized by the government because he was considered to be an outsider due to the color of his skin. Thus, as slavery proceeded further in time in the American political and economic system, racism followed. It was not the other way around. Therefore, since it is known that racism was not a direct link to slavery, it must be argued that the only logical cause of racism, then, was a globalization mentality that was held by colonists and the British. The fact that the Spanish, the main competitors of the British, were