Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Constitution was created for the single fact that we needed a uniform government. It helped form our base rights and practices. The America before the constitution was really open to interpretation based off of the myriad of state laws and regulations and it really made things simpler and run smoother.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Colonists couldn't have come to an agreement with England. England saw the majority of America as revolutionaries and as a cancer and the only way it could be made healthy again is if it was cleansed of rebels and everyone was a loyalist. Independence ended up being the only option after several instances of violence from overzealous redcoats took place and it would probably not have been the last.
Monday, September 20, 2010
A direct democracy wouldn't work because of the fact that in a direct democracy every single person has to vote and that would be time consuming because our population is too large. It would work better in a none changing small community. Our government works for the simple fact that our government has stood the test of time which means its working, for example even the most peaceful governments have some problems. Peoples reactions to government would be very different for example people would be held accountable for political actions cause they needed to educate themselves, People would expect more from the government thinking that their opinion would get farther and not get bogged down. Life would be more intellectually involved people would need to be politically savvy there also would be the problem of too many political opinions and not a clear enough majority to get things done. Representative democracy would be the best government for me because of the fact that its the most efficient form of democracy to date in which it allows necessary evils as well a white knights crusading for justice and it can show the greatest range of manageable opinions if the politicians can display them correctly.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
John Locke our founding father's philosopher best set up the grounds for social contract because he was one of the enlightenment philosophers proposing the idea in the first place. His idea of people also contributed for he saw people as intelligent individuals who would stand up to and depose a corrupt government and only institute one capable of working. It was this vision of a knowledgeable people who would know when to sacrifice or grip tight that formed the spirit of a free America. Likewise this gives enough evidence to support the claim. Besides that his view of man also constituted a man that needed a government to champion its natural rights.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Why do we let the Government rule us? Normally because we need a faceless system and structure that would instill order for us because we can't possibly do it for the masses. Like me you need to trust them in order for their job to be successful. You see in a democracy the right to govern comes from the people governed. So no matter how much you don't like something you don't sit around and do nothing because even if you don't think so you have the power to change things.
My attempt to change my government is to make my opinion known. Its so like politics to step around the issues and be to hung up on what party is in power. Part of being in an information driven age means you can write a blog or podcasts. In other more direct ways you can write to your senator. So finally my solution is to stop party warfare.