TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS I believe that term limits should be placed on our Congressmen and women because it would allow for a more efficient Congress. The current Congress is in shambles, a dismal failure and is in desperate need of new ideas, procedures, and influence. With term limits in place, Congress will be more responsible toward their constituents because they themselves will soon be constituents. They will have to live under and abide by the laws they created while in office. They’ll have less time in office to develop money ties to lobbyists and other special interest groups, thereby weakening the threat of lobbyists being able to influence legislation.
Because people that do not vote can be disadvantaged it is important to understand who is more likely to vote to better help them. According to Harder and Krosnick (2008) there are many different demographic, psychological and social factors that can cause a person to vote or not to vote. Indicating factors such as race, education, income and age are some of the standout reasons of why a person chooses to vote or not to vote. Understanding why people do not vote could be of specific interest to elected officials because they are tasked with representing the entire population. By understanding why a person chooses to participate in the electoral process it could help officials to increase voter turnout so that public policy benefits all of the population, not just a select
With technology that runs the life’s of millions, and the constant need to obtain anything and everything without a price, Lao-Tzu would hang his head in shock at the life we have grown so quick to know. There are places in the government and in the life of today that Lao-Tzu would think inadequate for living; however, we must look at what in our life meets his guidelines as well. Modern American society is not perfect. The ways of the world have changed since 6th century BC and life has become much more complicated all the while striving to make things simpler. The way technology has driven the last half of a century has changed life astronomically.
This is very important in their job as they will only look for views to help the country, even if those are unpopular. Whereas if there was an elected second chamber their views would always be held accountable, but more importantly then some of their revisions may not be what is best for the country, but what the populous believe to be important, which removes the whole objectivity of the revising chamber. This issue could have been questioned under many unpopular parliamentary decisions such as with the Iraq War in 2003, where many of the voters would likely be against it as seen by the many demonstrations, whereas an expert in the Military in House of Lords may believe that it is possible to win the war, however at the next vote his skills would likely be lost when he wouldn’t be re-elected. A wholly elected upper chamber would also pose several problems in regards to the Lords’ expertise. As at the moment, the upper chamber is comprised of experts in their fields leading to high quality debates, if not higher than in the Commons.
The idea of an immigration reform has been talked about for the past few years. Many think it’s a good idea and many not so much. Some believe that it will bring bad things for the economy, that it would bring plenty of competition for American born workers, and that many more immigrants would be influence to cross the border to get advantage of the reform. At the same time they don’t step into the shoes of those who don’t have some type of medical insurance, that aren’t capable of visiting their families because there is no easy way back into the country, they don’t think about the children who are separated from their illegal parents. Most of what they believe is wrong, economy would be pushed up, the reform will create many more jobs for people, and there will probably be some type of system to know how long someone has lived in this country.
Addressing the mental health problem at the federal, state and local level is also the key to solving this problem, putting Americans in the street that have any type of mental health issues is un-American. Additionally, employers need to change the stigma of negativity concerning hiring practices, especially for those who were incarcerated. With the elderly population living longer and contributing to this problem it is no quick or easy fixes; however, the government needs to do whatever it takes to get people off the street and into housing. Education is also a very important aspect to fixing this problem if people are educated they can get a better job. Although it may be true that some people may contribute to their own demise, there are still a record number of people who legitimately need help.
After spending the primary season trying to prove they are most in tune with their party, they run for election on the basis of being most in tune with the nation. However, large swaths of the nation are at odds with the social contracts that politician holds with their party (or, otherwise, they would all be members of that party). This sets up the confusing political structure in American culture where politicians must first promise their parties they care strongly about certain issues, then assure the rest of the country that they do not actually care that strongly (Strom 1990). This confusing political structure emerges directly out of the conflicts in the
The point can be further validated because there are present examples of totalitarian behavior although the extremes are not present currently but as history continually repeats itself and governments slowly gain more power each day; the reader can make a connect to the potential problem that can arise. Orwell also gives a direct example of how the party will use total control of its citizens because of this is given mass power and importance but in a very negative way that supports the problem. Finally the author uses the “shock value” to persuade the reader that there is a problem by using extreme example to show the lack
Vietnam War Prior to Vietnam, the American populous held their Schools, Congressman, and official institutions in a high regard. Some Americans felt that even though the intentions of the Government were good when entering the conflict, it was a battle that could never be won and there was too great of a burden on the country economically and social to continue the war. Others felt that the United States was in Vietnam for a purpose and should stay until their task was accomplished. It’s hard to determine the long-term effects of Vietnam to the American public. Although many students were moved by the war, it also caused great changes to politics in the United States.
There is a sense of fear when it comes to certain tasks completed by technology: A fear of being left behind or being considered a social outcast. There is also an instinctive trait in us humans to fear what we do not know. There are those of the previous generations who try their best to keep abreast with current technological advances and then there are those whose fear is so great that they completely shut down the whole concept of trying to learn about technology. Throughout America’s society there have always been technological advances to better the country and the world as a whole, but as time progressed, the ability to adopt and adjust to these changes decreased as people ages increased. It seemed as if the only people who were able to keep up with the rapid change were the youth.