Outline Although the founding of the Constitution was a revolutionary, positive turning-point in American history, the US Constitution has a few unconstitutional and democratic shortcomings. Introduction In order to understand the shortcomings of democracy of the US Constitution, is it is important to know the background of its’ founding and how each article serves our country. Federalist No. 10, written by James Madison, asserts the importance of having the image of a democracy without its real substance. There seems to have been a very strong opposition towards democracy at the Constitutional Convention, although the framers were in the midst of creating democratic principles to appeal to the majority of the country.
It isn't right to take up arms without adequate reason. Adequate reason unquestionably incorporates self-protection against a demonstration of hostility, however, what else may give admirable motivation to a war is hard to recognize. The barrier of others against an attacker country may well be adequate defence for war. It is less evident whether pre-emptive strikes against a country that could possibly represent a danger meet this condition. Proper Authority The second condition is that war must be proclaimed by a legitimate specialist, a delegate of a country.
Leaders from the top down would ask what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and finally how we could do it better. As David Bolgiano and Colonel James Patterson describe in their book Fighting Today’s Wars, however, none of those questions are being answered today. Instead, the focus has become solely based around counterinsurgency and nation building. This has lead to tremendous increases in defense spending and mission creep, while severely hurting America’s ability to carry out force-on-force combat missions. In the days of multi-trillion dollar deficits, our military efforts should be focused on war fighting and defensive capabilities as opposed to the horribly expensive and never-ending nation-building and peacekeeping operations 1.
According to the National Polls, two thirds of the whole American population believe that the Iraq War is not worth it. The only word that Vice President Dick Cheney replied to this fact was "So". Even though the facts of the Iraq War is evident, the government of the United States choose to rely on senseless optimism to continue to fuel reasons to stay in Iraq longer. Ever since the Iraq War, there have been around four thousand American soldiers that have given their lives to the war. The Iraq war has cost the United States 600 billion dollars so far, and the United States government estimates that this number will rise to around 2 trillion when the war is over.
It was necessary for Henry to continue the war as it would have been disastrous to give up on the fight for French land, but war was expensive and it affected the income of many noble families. This caused distress at the home front which was not wholly Henry’s fault. The French were growing in military strength by 1931. With greatly superior resources in men and money, it is easy to conceive how the French managed to reverse the military situation during Henry’s reign. It was exceedingly difficult for Henry to live up to the immensely high standard of success
At the time that President Clinton was urging the Pentagon to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly only 40 percent of the public agreed with him (Belkin, 2007). Since that time, public attitudes and opinions have shifted in a more open-minded direction. Eight national polls have been conducted over the past several years to survey Americans’ feelings on the subject. Each poll, including conservative Fox News, found that between 58 and 71 percent of those polled believed that homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the military. As society becomes increasingly more accepting of gays and lesbians, it only stands to reason that serving openly in the military will become less of an issue; to corroborate this, a Gallup poll of young adults found that an astounding 91 percent were in favor of serving openly.
The government is so large; you can only make changes a little at a time. There are parts of military technology that are 30 years old, businesses in the private sector could not make it will technology dated 30 years. I don’t understand how something as powerful as our government can have such dated technology, especially with the money they are now spending on other things. Our Federal budget deficit is so large now, they may as well update now before something absolutely needs replaced and they find themselves in a serious situation. "We have, out of all the
This war, unfortunately, is not easily defined, has no obvious battle ground, and has an indefinite duration. Because of the sporadic nature of the war on terror, the government would not be justified and some actions are causing controversy. Current definitions of terrorism fail to capture the magnitude of the problem both locally and worldwide and the effect of the problem affects some communities more than others. The burden of using physical descriptions to look for terrorists has fallen on Muslims or Middle Easterners because the September 11 hijackers were of Middle Eastern descent. Most Americans were opposed to racial profiling before September 11.
My partner and I disagree with the resolved: Unilateral military force by the United States is justified to prevent nuclear proliferation A few definitions to set the stage for the debate: Unilateral- a unilateral action or decision is done by only one of the groups involved in a situation. <http://www.ldoceonline.com/Government-topic/unilateral> Justified- Demonstrated or proven to be just, right, or valid. <http://www.answers.com/topic/justify> Prevent- to stop something from happening or someone from doing something. <http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/prevent> Nuclear proliferation- a term used to describe the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information, to nations which are not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty or NPT. < http://definitions.uslegal.com/n/nuclear-proliferation%20/> In order for the Pro to win this debate, unilateral military force by the United States must not only be proven to effectively prevent nuclear proliferation, but also be justified.
The U.S Auto Industry: Factors to Consider in a Bailout With continued uncertainty in the economy, and U.S. businesses collapsing all around, another tough decision game recently for the federal Government: Do we, or do we not provide taxpayer dollars to bailout the failing American auto industry? With supporters both for and against an auto bailout, Congress had to make a decision based upon what was best for today’s tough economic times. Recently, two publications, The Nation, and The Pew Research Center, took a closer look at the potential bailout. They examined, very differently, a few of the many factors involved in an auto bailout, but ultimately left the decision up to the reader. I seems that the most heavily weighted subject of the auto bailouts is the concern about the enormous numbers of jobs that would be lost if a bailout is not approved.