- Personal Freedom In The United States Of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to
the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years,
American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal
doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When
it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity
to express our opinions, some members of society may be guil...
- Appalachian Poverty
Poverty is a global problem, and it has existed from the beginning
of civilization. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major
aspects of this world-wide
dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and a majority are
third-world countries. Within the United States of America, a land of
plenty, there are also pockets of extreme poverty. Governments around the
world are trying to solve this ...
- European Union
Europe made up more than 30 countries and even more distinct cultures;
it is now trying to adjust to new economic systems throughout the world. Today
with the trend toward big trading blocks like: N.A.F.T.A. or G.N.A.T.T. Europe
is trying to advance it's old Trading block called the European Economic
Community (EEC) to become the European Union. The current membership of 15
country's is ruled by one European Parliament. Under the E.U. each country will
be under ...
- Proposition 187: Dont Mess With Texas
Proposition 187: Don't Mess With Texas
In November of 1994, Californians passed the most controversial piece of
state legislation this decade. Proposition 187 was designed to stem the flow of
illegal aliens into California by withholding all non-emergency medical benefits
from non-naturalized citizens. Latinos turned out in record numbers to voice
their disapproval, and for good reason too. The health care resolutions of
Proposition 187 were products of poor reason and unsound economic judgm...
- Oil In America
Oil in America
America has many problems with it's environment. The facts are
clear that most corporations won't take the blame for them. These companies try
to find ways out by stating that they are not the ones responsible for these
problems. They try to protect themselves from the mistakes they made in the oil
industry and the country. The facts are clear that there have been disasters in
the oil field industry in the past ten years and they stand out in history.
The article "Myths W...
- Josephy P. Kennedy II
Josephy P. Kennedy II
United States Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II is a Democratice
representative from the State of Massachusetts. He represents the district
formerly represented by Thomas "Tip" O'Neil, the former Speaker of the House of
Representatives of the United States. His formal education includes a
bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts in l976. He is married
to the former Beth Kelly and is the father of two children. His father was the
late Senator Robe...
- Why Do Governments Find It So Hard To Control Public Expenditure?
Why Do Governments Find It So Hard To Control Public Expenditure?
Since the 1970's rising public expenditure has become a politically
salient issue, with the focus being on the difficulties experienced in trying to
control it. In order to answer a question concerning why governments find it
hard to control public expenditure it is first necessary to look at the reasons
for the growth in public spending. There are three approaches which attempt to
give reasons for growing public expenditure ...
- The New Federalist Party
The New Federalist Party
As the sole member of the New Federalist party, it is with great honors
that I now present to you the very first New Federalist platform.
The growing dissension between the two major political parties today has
drawn them away from the public's views. It has been determined that the
citizens of the United States cannot get what they want from the current major
parties. Because of this, a total reconstruction of the current political
structure is ...
- The U.S. - A Legitimate Democracy?
The U.S. - a Legitimate Democracy?
In any system which claims to be democratic, a question of its
legitimacy remains. A truly democratic political system has certain
characteristics which prove its legitimacy with their existence. One
essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows
people to freely make choices without government intervention. Another
necessary characteristic which legitimates government is that every
vote must count equally: one vote for e...
Born in the year of 384 B.C. Aristotle was seen as conventional for his
time, for he regarded slavery as a natural course of nature and believed that
certain people were born to be slaves due to the fact that their soul lacked the
rational part that should rule in a human being; However in certain
circumstances it is evident that Aristotle did not believe that all men who were
slaves were meant to be slaves.
In his book Politics, Aristotle begins with the Theory of The Household,
- America: The Land Of Opportunity
America: The Land of Opportunity
I like America because there is opportunity here. I also like America because
of our government that is a democratic government. In other counČ tries, their
government's are monarchies, or a dictatorship, or even authoritarian. Some
countries are even capitalistic. Here we have the freedom to sell buy or trade
anything that we want. Another reason that I like are country is that it is full
of states. Many of the other counties don't have states. The privileges...
- Woodrow Wilson And The Presidency
Woodrow Wilson and The Presidency
From the beginning of the 1912 election, the people could sense the new
ideas of Woodrow Wilson would move them in the right direction. Wilson's idea
of New Freedom would almost guarantee his presidential victory in 1912. In
contrast to Wilson's New Freedom, Roosevelt's New Nationalism called for the
continued consolidation of trusts and labor unions, paralleled by the growth of
powerful regulatory agencies. Roosevelt's ideas were founded in the Her...
- The Mythology Of Crime And Criminal Justice: Contributing Factors Of Crime
The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice: Contributing Factors Of Crime
Crime is defined as: commission of an act or act of omission that
violates the law and is punishable by the state. Crimes are considered
injurious to society and the community. As defined by law, a crime includes
both the act, or actus rea, and the intent to commit the act, or mens rea.
Criminal intent involves an intellectual apprehension of factual elements of the
act or acts commanded or enjoined by the law. It...
- The First Amendment: Free Of Expression
The First Amendment: Free of Expression
In 1787 our forefathers ratified the constitution of the United States
of America, which contains the most important document to any American citizen,
the Bill of Rights. The first amendment of the Bill of Rights states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the establishment thereof; or
abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or the right of
the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition ...
- Power Shifts In Intergovernmental Relations: A Result Of Fiscal Federalism
Power Shifts in Intergovernmental Relations: A Result of Fiscal Federalism
Fiscal federalism is the result of the states' dependence on the
national government for funds. Until 1913, the national government had minimal
monetary resources, thus possessing little control over the affairs of the
states. Once effected, the Sixteenth Amendment resulted in the amassing of
government funds on the national level. This reserve of money enabled the
national government to initiate a multitude of nati...