Government was created, and has always been, to enforce law and order. “Governments almost certainly originated with the need to protect people from conflicts and to provide law and order” (Purposes, 2016, par. 2). Without government, the people would fall into disorder and chaos, causing unhappiness and hardship throughout the nation they live in; it would be anarchy. Constitutional governments not only protect citizens from foreign threats, but also domestic threats from within. In America, a citizen’s freedoms extend as far as they want until they infringe upon the rights of another citizen. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are only some of the many rights promised to the American people. These rights are set forth by a well-
The claim that the Constitution was born of distrust is without a doubt a true statement. As professor Skeptic has said, the framers had many things to not trust, many of which are mentioned in his argument. These worries held by the framers are clearly put into view by the safeguards they put in place to avoid some of them. Among these safeguards are the electoral college, the senate, unelected courts, and the elaborate system of checks and balances that we all know about (Wandrei). As Baron De Montesquieu advised in his writings, the framers engineered a system with branches that not only delivered a balance of power, but that could also check the actions of the other branches. In this elaborate system of checks and balances put on our government
The Founding Fathers put their blood, sweat and tears into the making of the Constitution and created a government out of practically nothing, all while having a vision for the future. This future consisted of a government that focused on liberty over security; a government of minimal intervention. To say that the modern version of the United States government is exactly what the Founding Fathers envisioned is a very debatable topic. There are many instances where todays government has followed the Constitution for the most part, but then there are a lot of other areas where the Founders visions have been twisted to the point that they are unrecognizable anymore. To start off, the basic concept of the United States government is one of checks and balances. This was put in place to ensure that the government never became too powerful. One very good example of checks and balances is the media. Even the founding fathers knew the extreme power of the media and its ability to keep the government in check. Two men by the names of William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were even able to create the Spanish American War by the process of yellow journalism, or the crude exaggeration of events. The first amendment states that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” The government today reflects this belief that the media is a watchdog or “fourth estate” as it is so often referred to. Political parties and everything that comes with it, including
United States v. Nixon (Legal Information Institute, 2013). No government is perfect and this is true of the United States. However, the checks and balance
The Impeachment of Bill Clinton The government of the United States controls countless affairs in the world. They control everything from the currency to the court systems. Individuals are suppose to be able to trusting your government system, which has not been the case in many different circumstances. From Richard Nixon to the Whitewater scandal, the government has been everything but honest.
Secondly, trusting our government and its leaders is another problem facing American in the 21st century. In “The Circle of Governments” Niccolo Machiavelli states, “As the human race increased, the necessity for uniting themselves for defense made itself felt; the better to attain this object they chose the strongest and most courageous from amongst themselves and placed him at their head promising to obey him.”(230). I take this statement to mean that ever since the beginning of time we have
Our founding fathers didn’t always trust the government and that is why they created The Bill Of Rights. In The Bill Of Rights are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. It was created to protect the individual's freedoms and prohibitions on governmental power. Amendment one, freedom of
The government is to be considered the power of the United States. All of its actions are undisputed correct or at least they force Americans to believe that. Many times in history the government was afraid that citizens may spoil their good image and consequently limited their speech. This was seen in the year 1918 as the Alien and Sedition Act was passed. The government was afraid and did not
A government, by definition, is the governing body of a nation, state, or community. Those that work within the government conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of a state, organization, or people. By the United States government is divided into three branches, executive, judicial, and legislative, much every aspect of governing the nation falls under that umbrella. Since the forming of the United States government in 1789, those who govern the country have been held accountable for all actions that go on within the nation. Within this constitutional republic, when the nation faces a crisis of any kind, epidemic, pandemic, or act of terrorism, there is usually a call for government intervention. There’s even governments set up at the state and local level in the form of governors, mayors, local and state law enforcement, etc. Very rarely are all parts of the U.S. national government forced to work hand-in-hand. Yet, on April 15, 2013, a very rare occasion had occurred, an act of foreign terrorism on U.S. soil, the Boston Bombings.
There are several people amongst the cataclysm we call the United States of America, and there have been many in the past that have been very influential in our government and how it should be ran, such as our founding fathers. One man, Alexander Hamilton was a very influential man in the beginnings of our nation and its principles. One of his quotes, "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint." This quote really explains how I feel the government is participating in the role of our nation. The government is simple there to guide and protect, as well as maintain order, along with being the strong hold of the nation, almost like the big
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.” -George Washington George Washington was an important citizen in the time of Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg has many famous buildings such as
Javier Cangas Mrs. Carney Government 1113 11 October 2016 New and Old Powers The United States government system is a well developed system to watch over the nation and maintain order. Citizens of the country argue that the Government is out to get them or somehow some way not doing what is right. I myself cannot say what exactly the government is doing right or wrong. Throughout my life I have had many great amenities as every tax paying citizen should have the right to. That being said, I am not one of those people who believe in conspiracies against the Government. In the early days of our founding fathers, they knew becoming an independent nation would not be an easy task. However, it was because of the hard work and determination of these founders that made them remembered like they are today. To begin with maintaining law and order in their new established country, they would need to write up the new rule system as a document. This document today is known as the Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is know as the supreme law of the United States. (Magleby 2009) This document also protects fundamental rights of U.S. citizens. Another main factor of the Constitution is to provide important limitations on the government. The founders realized it was important that no one person could have too much power. Part of this system integrated into our government is know as Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances. Upon writing this historical
Thought Question Chips: Bad for Americans? If I were to agree to implant chips into people they would be good reasons to do it.One of my main reasons would be to have society move faster when it
Today the world relies on technology and so does the government. The politics has the ability to hack and see through our private information at any give time. It gives the government limitless access to the network. The authority has so many ways on hacking devices and have smart hackers find a “backdoor” to it. I think the government shouldn’t have this kind of people to look through our information or anybody at all.
Democracy in America Pos/110 June 2, 2013 We live in this country for the land, and the for the free as Americans we rely on many attributes in this world in order for us to live our lives. Our government has supplied us with many great things for us to be proud of. Our government is “the institutions and processes though which public policies are made for society.” (Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry, p. 7). With all these institutions which includes the President, Congress, the courts and all the federal administrative agencies. These are the institutions that make up public policies for us, and to shape the way we live as Americans. The way this system has been operating through all the years has been