Original Essay #4: What is the role of government in today's life
The government, something we all have our different opinions on. Some citizens of this country dislike the government while others appreciate everything the government does for us in our everyday life. The government has a great affect in our lives every day, although most of is not very beneficial to us. Yes, the public schools we go to, the roads we use, the police that protect us, the ambulance and firefighters that risk their lives to save your life are all there because of the government. Although looking at the bigger picture that has an effect on us all the time is that, every day, when you walk into a store, whether it be a grocery a store or clothing store you are paying extra money to the government on a good you are purchasing. On top of that, the money you work for 5 days a week, 8 hours a day is not all yours because the government is taking parts of it away due to taxes.
If you were to ask me, I would say government has a negative effect on our every day lives. The things they do for us is not because of generosity, we are paying them for the everyday benefits we use through taxes. Even when someone is in danger of dying the ambulance doesn't come free of charge, you have to pay no matter what. Everything they do for us has to come out with us paying them back in some type of shape or form such as taxes. Many roads that we drive on make you pay for a toll which charges a minimum of $4.00 when you pass a bridge for instance. The government in my eyes is a reason why our nation is so corrupt at times.
The government has set so many rules and regulations that every citizen must follow. It seems as if any step we take they are behind us watching us. Every day the government is setting more and more rules on everything we use and do. They regulate things from voting rights, to even making rules for television. They seem to be so intact with everything that citizens can rarely...
...same thing to myself; “This part of the city, this hotel, and those robbers would be all in better conditions not just economically but generally, if our elected officials (at the state and federal levels) didn’t always spend their time arguing or campaigning, but actually trying to work together to make life better for the citizens of the United States” (REWORD).
The more I developed opinions, the more I really looked forward to working shifts there -- it was a place to sit down and watch the news, once a week. To get involved in the government, through knowledge and awareness.
By June 2012, the hotel was set to be shut down and demolished by the state in pursuit of a massive highway reconstruction project on US-31. Walking out of the doors for the last time in 8 years, the doors I smeared my fingerprints on as a hyper 7 year old and cleaned as a 14 year old, I was set on what I wanted to do as an adult -- public service, in the government. I want to serve one day as a representative of the people, one that focuses in the end on addressing the issue and compromising, for the sake of our future.
A friend of mine at school, whose political views I share, suggested that I start a CHS Young Democrats club. I consider myself a Democrat -- but I saw that club as the last thing I would ever start. I wanted to make a political discussion club that has no set leaning or favor, a neutral one. This way, students of any political affiliation...
...The main role of the executive is to preform leadership like duties such as carrying out leadership roles, ceremonial roles, and preforming symbolic. The leadership role demand formulating, articulating, and implementing goals of the political system. The effective chief executive becomes the spokesperson for the people, attempts to invigorate the people’s support for these goals, and then develops strategies that ease their accomplishment. For the most part the chief executive takes the initiative in a policy form. The executive policy leadership is very crucial during times of crisis, because the executive structure has the potential for a level of coherence and consent of action, which is almost always lacking in legislature. In most political systems the chief executive officer has the power to veto the legislation that the legislature initiates, which may be directly or indirectly. The actors in the executive role usually function as the unifying symbol of the entire society, becoming the lead figurehead for the people. The executive presence becomes a central to many of society’s ceremonies and rituals. In the majority of all political systems the executive has the primary responsibility for implementing the laws and policies of political order. Most systems have an executive cabinet in where each member is directly and personally responsible for some of the major areas of administration. However...
‘Government’s role in environmental protection’
Table of Contents
Role of Government 3
Direct Regulation 4
Transferable Emission Permits 4
Effluent Fees 5
Problems faced 5
Environmental problems in Russia 6
Measures taken by Government 7
Nowadays we live in the era of scientific-technical progress and economic growth. The 20th century was the century of economic development, improving standard of living, increasing industrial power and in mining. The consequences of these events are increasing population 4 times and 8-fold increase in the volume of world production what could not effect the environment. As all that development was done without proper consideration of the features of a natural environment, a valid economic pressures on it. The result is degradation of the natural environment. The scientists say that since the 1960 the environmental changes under the influence of the man became worldwide, i.e. affecting all countries of the world, so they came to be called global.
The most relevant changes in the environment:
Changing of the Earth climate
The destruction of the ozone layer
Changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
Deforestation, especially tropical
Depletion of fresh water and the pollution of the World ocean
Deterioration of quality of life, increase of diseases associated with...
...The Role of Government in Policy-Making
January 20, 2013
Terra L. Harris
The Role of Government in Policy-Making
In summing up government policy-making the government has three branches responsible for maintaining law and order in America, which are executive, legislative and judicial according to (University of Phoenix, 2013, Week Two, Chapter Two). Each of these branches has criteria separate from each other that shape policy. Judicial branch concerns itself with making judgments relevant to human services; however the executive branch concerns itself with affecting the laws the legislative branch has proposed and enacted. According to University of Phoenix, (2013)“that these laws are put into effect…” (p. 31). This paper will attempt to summarize the role of government and introduce examples of the Keffeler case, University of Phoenix, (2013) and responsibilities in shaping policy.
The legislative branch shapes policy first as it starts with concerned people with the same potential problem in common. The Keffeler case is a...
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
SOCY 3020-E02 Spring 2013
“Final Assignment: The Role of the Government in Perpetuating Racism”
Over the course of this semester I have really noticed just how much of a role the government has played in perpetuating segregation throughout history. One question I have continued to ask myself as I learn more and more about racism is what if the government itself created racism so that its citizens couldn't come together against it? The government has the power to do pretty much whatever it wants whether we like it or not. An example of how a government controlled its own society would be when Hitler banned the use of firearms so that the citizens could not fight back against him during the Holocaust. Article 169 of the Treaty of Versailles stated, "Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, German arms, munitions, and war material, including anti-aircraft material, existing in Germany in excess of the quantities allowed, must be surrendered to the Governments of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers to be destroyed or rendered useless." The German Weimar government was trying to "stabilize" their country during 1919-1928. After that came the Regulations on Weapons Ownership, Law on the Disarmament of the People, and the Law on Firearms and Ammunition. The...
...I believe the role of the government in the lives of the American people should be to improve the quality of life for all citizens equally. The government should work to protect the public; internationally, nationally and on an individual level. I believe it is the government’s role to protect the individual rights of its citizens. This would include rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. I believe at this time the government needs to be more involved in social programs and that more of our tax dollars need to be spent taking care of our citizens. Elisabeth Reichert (2006) defines individual or political rights that take away power from the government, and gives a freedom to the citizen, as negative rights (Reichert, 2006, p. 16). However, it is still the government’s job to define that freedom. What are the boundaries of freedom of speech? In order to have a civil society I believe it is the government’s job to say that a person cannot run into a movie theater and scream “fire” when there is none.
I believe more of our tax dollars need to be spent on education. The government only spent 2% of the 2011 budget on education. Yet, 21% went to Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP and 13% went to safety net programs. If we valued the education of our youth I believe there would be less unemployment, less health problems, and less disability. The need for...
...motivate and connect people and businesses toward their government. Individuals and businesses pay vast sums of money to lobbyists to try to convince the congress and president the favored policies among the public. Their primary function is to meet with members of congress and provide a framework for what the people want. The lobbyists look toward congressional sub-committees that express a particular interest in an issue. Lobbyists filter their ideas and thoughts about particular issues through these sub-committees. Since public officials in the end, carry out public policy, lobbyists spend most of their time closely entwined with sub-committees. By doing this they gain the support of certain congressman. Furthermore, they provide support and money to congressional member?s campaigns. This in effect allows for legislation to be passed and gives the congressmen possible reelection. Therefore, congressman become passionate about certain political issues they are trying to pass as it may play a crucial role in their next election. The iron-triangle refers to the inside political game of lobbying. Furthermore, lobbyists put forth certain forces on the executive branch not only through the help of the congress but also because it is what the American people believe in. Certain branches of government will be involved in the issues being brought up.
3. The Executive Office of the President has begun to play an increasing...
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The Role of Government
Soc 120: Intro to Ethics & Social Responsibility
Instructor Don Frey
April 22, 2009
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."(Thomas Jefferson; original Declaration of Independence)
The role of the government is to provide an organized society, but it also provides an enforceable set of moral and ethical values which control the functioning of our society. Our forefathers wrote within the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights a code of moral values. They formed this government to have power, but not too much power. To accomplish this they wrote in articles that limited the use of the power given to the government. By doing this they enabled the citizens of this country to remain free and not have to worry about the government having too much power or control over their lives. The constitution was written with language that gives power to certain parts of the government...