SPPV (1949) focuses on the education of a student being the responsibility of the student but responsibilities of student affairs professionals in coming to the forefront of the education process (Carpenter, 2011). SPPV (1937) focus on the student as a whole person including physical condition, relationships, vocational skills, emotional stability, and moral and religious values (ACE, 1937). However, SPPV (1949) was written shortly after the end of World War II and the authors seemed to focus more on democracy and the change in student population at the university level (ACE, 1949). After World War II many of the returning veterans took advantage of the GI Bill and now student affairs professionals were dealing with a more
Hamilton drafted the electoral college as a safeguard from elections by the mobocracy, where indifferent, morally upright individuals would chose the president that would best serve the country. He feared that uneducated Americans would elect an unqualified president and needed to be protected from themselves. The very fact that the electoral college exists to undermine people’s votes should be enough to render the institution obsolete. However, the travesty continues as these electors, whom hold the power to sway elections at their will, are commercially affiliated with political parties. The ability of parties to alter elections by paying electors extinguishes the institution’s intent to elect the morally right candidate and instead guarantees votes to the candidate with the most money. The abuse of money in politics is already so abundant that the word, “corrupt,”
In the “Redrawing the Electoral Map: Reforming The Electoral College With the District-Popular Plan,” Craig J. Herbst discusses the reformation of the Electoral College, using a different method for elections, and the U.S. Constitution. The author argues that District-Popular Plan method is better for the nation because if it is used candidates will have put more effort into developing strategies for the popular vote, and people would be more knowledgeable about politics with those developments. Herbst notes that District-Popular Plan can help groups of people who are disadvantaged and underrepresented. He also states that the only and the best way to do this to have a constitutional amendment which is so hard to pass. Ultimately, he concludes the article with explaining the benefits of having the District-Popular Plan. Craig J. Herbst’s article was published in Hofstra Law Review which is and academic and credible source because it is peer-reviewed by experts on the issue. The purpose of this source is to inform people about the Electoral College and the U.S Constitution, and an alternative way for the Electoral College. I will use this source to get more information
America has been acknowledged as being one of the world’s leading democracies, but to continue implementing the use of the Electoral College creates some distortion to that title. The out of date system does not accurately portray democracy. Theoretically, a democracy is government system that is ruled by the people. In reality, an individual’s vote may not matter depending on the state they reside in. Robert Dahl, a Democratic Theorist stated, “every member must have an equal and effective opportunity to vote, and all votes must be counted as equal.” Political equality is important to the distribution of power. Even if a person is wealthy and of power their vote should be counted the same as someone in poverty.
‘Despite several attempts to regulate campaign finance, money increasingly dominates the U.S. Electoral process and is the main factor contributing to a candidates success’ Discuss (30 marks)
Is it possible that the heart of the election process hurt the principles of democracy more than it helps? The Electoral College has existed since the time of the Founding Fathers leading many to believe it is a crucial aspect of the election process meant to protect the ideals of democracy. In truth, this system has largely hindered the possibility of a representative government. Thus, the Electoral College is archaic and anti-democratic, supporting unfair election practices such as underrepresentation and must be abolished.
In conclusion we face a broken system in our elections and they need to be fixed. The way we need to go about fixing it is getting rid of the special interest groups as they can buy the elections. The second way we need to go about this is by getting rid of the electoral college as they can override the popular vote as has happened in prior election most notably the 2000
Currently, many believe that the Electoral College is outdated and the general public does not support it overall. In order to solve this problem, the College should not be abolished altogether as others have proposed in the past, as that solution is too quick to be swatted down. Instead the College should be altered to further reflect modern times and the need for the popular vote to mean more. This amendment would bring reassurance to the general public, including the country’s differing demographics, such as the white working class. All could therefore be convinced that their votes matter. More people would then go to the polls. Once more citizens voted, then an administration that is trusted would be in office and could continue work to better strengthen and reinvigorate our
Thesis: The Electoral College is unfair and should be abolished because of the “winner takes all rule,” the chance that a president cannot have the support of the majority of the voters, and candidates would campaign equally in every state.
America is vastly known as a country boundlessly pursuing equality in all facets of life. In this seemingly endless quest for equal opportunity, there has been one lurking negation; our election system. The addition to equal representation in public funding and on the ballot will create variability and allow Americans to entrust their vote in a political format that more closely aligns with democratic philosophy. Therefore, a shift away from a bipartisan, a two party, dominated election system would not only be a healthy change for American electoral satisfaction, but for the future of third party politics. Unfortunately affluence and inherent wealth have played a large role in this divide between a true democratic election and our present biased, broken, and benyne system.
II. Thesis: Today I will persuade you that voting should be mandatory for college students, it gives us the opportunity to voice our opinion and make a decision to improve the nation.
This grant money would encourage young adults to get involved and increase the likelihood that they will continue to be engaged in future elections. In addition, it is beneficial to have more young people working at the voting polls since the job requires the workers to be fairly comfortable with technology as the voting machines are now electronic. A cost of this approach is the amount of money that must be allocated to these grants. If this approach does not garner more college student participants, then it hurts the Election Assistance Committee who oversees the distribution of the grants. This approach has the benefits concentrated on college students and the costs are concentrated on the
The Candidates in an election should be nominated by utilizing the Electoral College. All though some faults can be found, three of my pivotal points yield further details why it is desperately needed, and are as follows. Initially, it amplifies authority and influence the smaller states have in election. Second, the electoral college supports more person to person branding, compelling candidates to spend time and money on big cities and small cities alike. Concussively, it provides the political stability our corrupt country is desperate need of, discouraging third parties. Clearly, with out this detailed structure, our country’s election would be overrun, and would exclude the “unneeded” states. In addition allowing just about anyone
One important aspect of the student affairs profession is the importance and involvement of ethics within your daily life and within the workplace. From personal experience I believe that autonomy, faithfulness, doing no harm, and the ability to be just are extremely important. I also believe that there are many important expectations found in NASPA’s Standards of Professional Practice. These expectations include, equal consideration and treatment of others, assessment, agreement with institutional missions and goals, and conflict of interest. The student affairs profession spans many areas within the university environment and this can cause many different views and perceptions of the profession. Fried states that the curriculum of student affairs “includes interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, personal life planning, financial planning, career planning, leadership and participation in small and large groups, public speaking, and developing the necessary skills to live and work in a culturally diverse democracy” (Fried, 2002). Another responsibility of student affairs professionals is supporting and aiding students during crises, which seem less predictable and more frequent, causing psychological pressure to increase (Schuh, Jones, & Harper, 2011, p. 111). While supporting and developing students in modern times and working to complete all responsibilities that pair with the student affairs profession it is important to
. For the “College” section, items 1-3, who is harmed and who benefits from these unethical behaviors?