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  • Peoples Government
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    In order to have a good government, the people are the most important part. It is ultimately the people who have to live with what they choose. The government has to protect the people's natural rights and beliefs. It has to do whatever is necessary to look out for the peoples best interests. The Declaration of Independence and Robespierre's Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen both have more similarities than differences for the characteristics of a "good government". It is mans natural...
  • Absolute Monarchy And A Self Governed Society
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    Many men and women had significant impacts on the historical period known as the Enlightenment. Three men that had such an impact on the Enlightenment were Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Montesquieu. Each of these men had different theories and ideas about what type of government there should be. This resulted in many people having different opinions on how the government should rule their country. Due to this, the Enlightenment was a very chaotic and opinionated period. During the seventeenth c...
  • Government Of The People By The People
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    Our Government Government today is a lot different then the government that was created by our founding fathers. When they sat down to sign the declaration of independence, I wonder what they would have thought of our country as it exists today. The government has become an uncontrollable beast much like the government those heroes gave their lives to escape. One of the key reasons this nation was founded was because of an over burden in taxes. And yet today, we see an ever increasing toll on th...
  • Covenanted Government With The Mayflower Compact
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    The covenant is very dear to our modern world, being that many political philosophers that shaped our modern world based much of their theories on a covenanted government. When looking at the United States, the theory was considered important from the Mayflower Compact and on. The theory of "a covenanted people" is associated with Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau. Our "framers" took all of the aforementioned history and philosophy in account to develop our virgin nation. The concept of a covenant and...
  • American People To Distrust Our Government
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    Declining Trust in Our Government Is the American people's trust in our government declining? According to most people, it definitely is. Recent polls make this argument very valid. In 1995, the Princeton Survey Research Associates conducted a telephone interview of 1514 random sample adults. In this interview, people were asked how much of the time they trusted in the federal government to do the right thing. Twenty-one percent said most of the time and seventy-one percent said only some of the...
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    Henry David Thoreau takes his views of government and expresses them through this essay. He starts off by saying "I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is best which governs least'... ". I disagree with this quote, although, too much power to the government is never a good thing either. With no government people are free to do what they want, and there would be no direct way to communicate with foreign nations. Thoreau says it will work when people are prepared for it, but its not in hum...
  • Rousseau Bad Idea Rousseau
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    Rousseau- Bad Idea Rousseau is a man who believed that the "state of nature" in which man lived is what can make man go mad and live in disharmony. Although Rousseau has a valid argument his view on the state of nature is misconstrued. Rousseau believes that instead of living in a state of nature, man needed to live in "societies" instead. In these societies Rousseau envisioned a government that protected the people and their rights. This is a bad idea because if the government is given more and...
  • People Their Basic Rights And Freedom
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    Communism People all over the world look to the United States for the latest trends, fashions, and technology. The United States have set all these standards during the majority of the last century, by being a government that represents freedom. All over the world people who were trapped in Communist governments hope that one day they too can be as fortunate as the people living in America; to them this freedom is part of their American Dream. The world during most of this and last century was r...
  • Individual Consents To A Society
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    Karl Marx, a German author, and John Locke, a British educator, are both very well known philosophers. Both have written essays on the ideal government: Marx created Marxism and Locke defined democracy. Both forms of government have been tried throughout the course of time. Both, however, came from two different types of men, from two different periods in history, and in reaction to two different types of government. Though Marx and Locke would have agreed that power would be given to the people...
  • Future Sociologist A Scientist Of People
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    What classifies us as being American citizens Why is there an America Why is America admired throughout the world In all these answers one would tell you democracy. As a global society America is the eager teenager protesting their new thought democracy. Democracy, a principle that has created enemies and friends, war and even model governments all over the world. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary the definition of democracy is a government by the people; the people hold rule of majori...
  • Centralized Form Of Government
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    Alexander Hamilton was a brilliant member of the federal government whose political principles were based on the idea that the greatest threat to political stability was anarchy rather than monarchy. He believed that the government should be left in the hands of a concentrated few, and that those chosen would lead the country into prosperity. He did not think the swinish multitudes capable of governing themselves. On the other hand, Thomas Jefferson was in support of making states rights more po...
  • Socrates And Thoreau's Philosophies
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    The main difference between Socrates and Thoreau was the their views on the relationship between people and government. Socrates believed that the people are work for the government. They are supposed to obey the orders of the government and serve the government to the best of their abilities. On the contrary, Thoreau believed that the people shouldn t do everything the government says. He thought that the government did only bad things such as slavery and wars, and that people didn t need gover...
  • People Against The Oppressions Of The Government
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    THE RIGHT OF JURIES TO JUDGE OF THE JUSTICE OF LAWS Section I For more than six hundred years-that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215-there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their light, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge the justice of the law, and to hold all laws ...
  • Government Of The Unites States Of America
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    The United States of America, the land of the free, the land of opportunity, the wealthiest country in the world, a country that half the modern world is modeled after. Our President in referred to as the "Leader of the free world". Thousands of people come to this country every year learning about our country in hopes of becoming a citizen. We have what some say the greatest form of government know to this world, a representative democracy, formed by "We the People... ". The government of the U...
  • Government Plays In The Lives Of Americans
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    For many years the federal government of the United States has employed a number of methods to assist it's citizens solve their various problems. Whether economic or social, foreign or domestic the federal government has a network of specialized offices; officers and bureaucracy equipped to handle whatever problems may arise in the lives of the American citizen. The painstaking task of developing a system capable of dealing with over 260 million people was neither perfect in it's development nor...
  • Father In A Family And The Government
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    What is the family? The family is considered by most people to be a network of people connected by blood. It is also an intricate system of government with laws in which each member plays a special role and has to uphold the requirements of that role. Rousseau considers the family to be the oldest and only natural form of government. This analogy regards the family as the foundation of all political associations. By analogy, the ruler is the father and the children are the people. They both foll...
  • 1997 Scottish Referendum For Devolution To Scotland
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    A referendum is a vote by the people held by the government on issue that the government cannot decide on. Or that the government think is too important for representatives of the people (mps) to vote on. Also a referendum is put into practice when a government wants it not the people also the government not the people draws up the questions asked. So in a sense it is possible for the people not to be able to vote on an issue they want e.g. devolution of a part of the UK. If the government don't...
  • Ltte And The Sri Lankan Government
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    Introduction The past twenty years in Sri Lanka has been wrought with war between the government and the Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Over 60,000 people have died, and the economy and homeland of the Tamil people has suffered greatly. The conflict began in the 1950's when the Sinhalese had the perception that the Tamil had too large of a roll in the government, and then managed to nearly remove Tamil influence (although the make up ~20% of the Sri Lankan population). With the governments r...
  • Governments Use Terror In Order
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    In "Ideology and Terror: A Novel form of Government", Hannah Arendt describes the totalitarian government and what it uses in order to be effective. She defines totalitarianism, by stating that its goal is to "transform classes into masses". The power of the people is taken away and lies only in the hands of one political party. Any traditions of the society are forgotten and an entire new institution is developed. A totalitarian government is often considered to be completely run by one man. Th...
  • Dictatorship Government Of 1984
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    Shortly 1984 Government and Power Shortly before the birth of Christ, a group of people emerged to form a power that would be the authority of their empire. These people were the Romans. The Romans were probably the first group of people who had an organized government. Nearly two thousand years later every country in this world has some form of modern government. Some forms of government today are the American Democracy, the Monarchy of England and Communism of Cuba. In the novel 1984 there is ...

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