Political science 001
Ignorant People Problems
In the article “Down with the People: Who’s to blame for the political mess? You.” It talks about how we the people are to blame for the political mess we as a country are in. I definitely agree with this article. It states multiple valid points to why we are in the tough spot that we are in. The article states that “we want [the government] to fix our problems. At the same time, we want government to shrink, spend less, and to reduce our taxes.” I feel that the people are asking too much of our government. We want the government to do a variety of things for us that contradict eachother and expect it all to happen with no consequence. Many people are uneducated about government our just could care less about it, but it’s “we the people” who choose the government officials to make our decisions. The main responsibility of a government is to reward the people who do good things and punish the outlaws, but it gets hard for the government to run because the same people vote every time and those people are usually of higher social classes, so the majority vote which would come from a lower class would not be as good because statistically speaking people of lower social classes do not or rarely vote, and when they do its based on the opinions of the poeple they see on the television or they hear on the radio, not their own educated opinions. Government is not to blame for our situation when it is us the people who tells the government how they should run the country and our lack of education on how politics work.
Some people would say that we would do better without a government in power, but that’s not true. We only need to read the preamble in the U.S. Constitution to comprehend why we need government. It states that "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
We need government to keep the land together for a “more perfect union”. We need the government to safeguard us from criminals, to keep our day-to-day life stable and safe, to protect us from foreign invasions, and we also need government to help the exchange of money, goods, and trade with other countries. The purpose of our government is to deliver for the safety and defense of the citizens, and make sure that we are able to pursue our own individual happiness. It defends the nation from foreign and domestic enemies and violence, also it offers services like the post office, fire protection, state, national, and local police, the armed forces, and controls things like interstate business and trades with other nations and countries. Government also has the…