Amidst the past eight years of lackluster economic advancement, America’s prowess and respect declining worldwide, increasing government involvement in daily lives, and a President seemingly unwilling to take a solid stance on a the global threat of terrorism, the transfer of power between political parties in the White House is not so stunning. Due to the two-party system, this is not an unprecedented phenomenon. The American people are constantly seeking a political party to garner their attention and adapt to changing times, opinions, demographics, and attitudes (Cohen) and this results in the alternation of power between the two key political parties.
For many years since 1879 citizens of the United States wait in line to vote for the next great president who will help the country stand tall for another four years. But the mistake doesn’t lie in who you vote for, but what you are voting for and supporting. We sometimes ask ourselves, “what does each party do?” or “what are their beliefs for our country?”
As we unite as a union to define and better the American Dream we must identify and erase everything that is wrong with it. Right now we are separated and we must find ways to help
“In 2011, at every education level, white workers were more likely than black workers to be in good job –one that pays at least $19 per hour, has health insurance, and has some kind of retirement plan” (Jones and Schmitt). The American Dream promises equal opportunity and acceptance for every citizen in America, but sometimes that does not seem to be true to people of an opposing race. Although some people claim that America still provides access to the American Dream due to all of the different opportunities that our government and schools offer, others believe there are some setbacks that can occur while trying to achieve one's goals; such as equality struggles within race and gender.
The growing ideological gap between the United States’ two major political parties, in other words, rising levels of political polarization, has had a negative impact on American politics as it results in Congressional inefficient, public apathy, and economic inequality.
Today, politics vary drastically from what our Founding Fathers precedented in the genesis of the United States. September 19, marks the 208 anniversary of Washington’s Farewell Address, whether bad or for worse, George Washington’s insight is still relevant in today’s political stage of a dominant two political party platform. In
The American Dream has always been a driving force in the lives of Americans. It has become a foundation of ideals and hopes for any American or immigrant. Specifically, one of the ideals that always exist is the dream of America free of class distinction. Every American hopes for a society where every person has the opportunity to be whomever he or she desire. Another ideal in the American dream is the drive to improve the quality of life. As one’s idea of the American Dream gets closer and closer, often times political and social ideals of America cause their American Dream to take a turn for the worst.
Brandon King, a law student who majored in political science, writes on topics of inequality and political structures in the United States. One of his published works, The American Dream: Dead, Alive, or on Hold?, debates his interpretation of the notion of the American Dream and whether the concept is dead, alive, or on hold. The speaker emphasizes his belief that the common phrase is still alive within America and that one must work hard in order to achieve it. When it comes to the topic of the American Dream, King will eagerly agree that the idea is still alive and thriving in the minds of Americans; however, I deem that the idea is on hold within American society due to lack of upward social position and economic mobility.
The American Dream is becoming less attainable, and now resembles a myth that Americans can only hope to achieve. In Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream Crisis,the author begins his book by analyzing his own hometown, then branches out to other locations in showing the growing disparity within communities and families. Putman portrays the growing class differences through statistics and narratives on actual people. In this essay I will evaluate Putnam’s book and apply it to the actions of the Democratic and Republican parties during the 2016 Presidential Election, and outline two objections I have relating to Putnam’s arguments.
Every American wants to be able to put food on the table, have a roof over their head, and provide for themselves or their family. Nonetheless, we become divided on how to accomplish these things, losing sight of the fact that we share the same goals. The reasons for the variety of opinions are understandable, however I admonish this assembly to look beyond differences in opinion and remember what it is you fight for. When the Founding Father's established this union, they sought to create a country in which each citizen had the rights to live his or her life without the government telling the people of that country what they must do. Their intentioin was to provide all people with equal rights, not make all people equal. I know there is nothing that I could say that would persuade any member of this assembly to change his or her political affiliation, but I hope that what I have said will perhaps blur the line between parties and shed light on the common goals we all share. Remember that your job is to serve and protect the people you reperesent, not to serve a political agenda or attain personal profit. My prayer for every person here today is that you do your part in sustaining and improving this great nation we are blessed to call
Essay on American Nations Predictable Anti-progressiveness of the Southern bloc With healthcare reform and the recent government shutdown, one might want to know what has made our country so divided. The truth of the matter is that our nation is still broken up into distinct regions with ideologies dating back to the first settlers. Although our nation was strongly initiated on the grounds of revolution and liberty, the entire country has not always had the same views. While we as a country have been through a great number of immigration waves, civil war, and reform, the nation is still divided into two significant blocs with opposing ideologies. While hear in the Northern alliance of reform we do not feel as much tension because of our
Political dysfunction is no surprise to the American Populace; in fact, today it’s almost expected. As we see with the fairly recent presidential elections between Republican Nominee [now president] Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee and Senator Hilary Clinton, our current political system is amuck. It is asinine, it’s crazy, it is viscous, and above all else, it is in shambles. This paves the way for the million-dollar question we are all left racking our brains to answer – what happened to us? This question, along with the answers to such is examined by author Mike Lofgren in his book The Party is Over, and is the topic of this essay paper. More specifically, today I would like to dive a bit deeper and explore the answer to a question a
In summary, politics in the 21st Century is about the benefits that the party receives rather than what is good for the people. Party politics has caused a decline in maintenance in the South, exponential growth of the national debt, and the US to transform into a police state. Thankfully, citizens are able to choose between an explicitly white supremacist billionaire and a criminal bought by Wall Street. Whatever the people chooses, the 2016 election will be a historical moment in US history; either we have Conservative Republican that owns casinos, has married three times, and views sexual harassment in jobs as non-problematic issue, or we have a profiteering woman Democrat that illegally emails confidential information, serves big businesses,
When people see others being mean and cruel people who are being mean to adults, who have different appearances. If people don’t stop it will become a problem for other people and they will feel uncomfortable. We should try not to divide people by their background, color, religion, etc. People shouldn’t hate other people who are different. People shouldn’t make fun or hurt other people who have disabilities. People shouldn’t divide other people.
“ We Are The Ones Breaking Our Own Society Apart” Bad, very bad. Our society is breaking apart and it’s our fault. Our fault because we don’t take a chance to gather together, to form a strong and united family. We are falling at helping others, at communicating, at showing love,