Prerogative In America

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Prerogative in America
What is prerogative? The dictionary definition of prerogative is “an exclusive privilege or right exercised by a person or group of people holding a particular office or hereditary rank”. The author of Two Treatises of Government [Book II], John Locke, uses the power of prerogative, as a right the executive branch has to change and/or make laws to benefit the country. Prerogative is used in America today (but not always noticed), and for the most part has the same meaning today as in the past. But it does get controversial if the executive branch is using prerogative to help and benefit the United States. The power, prerogative has its pros like laws that protect the people, but also has its cons like passing laws that
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It is also one of the more mentioned topics in today’s society. Religion is a sensitive topic because it’s our right to religious freedom, but the current government has ignored that right. The religion controversy in today’s conversations is the idea of same sex marriage. Same sex marriage is not supported in many, if not all religions, but it is legal in all 50 states. This is the controversial part, since same sex marriage is not accepted by most religions, but is legal in all 50 states the question is, where is the religious peoples freedom not to support same sex marriage? Laws, as of June 2015, have passed same sex marriage without the people 's consent. The government used prerogative, some feel that it was used in a negative way while other feel it had a positive impact towards America. Religious freedom also entitles the belief of no God, this is why this topic is so hard to converse about because most religious people don’t support same sex marriage and many non-religious people support same sex marriage. Both groups have the right, as Americans, to believe what they want, but our government did use prerogative because they passed the law of same sex marriage without letting the people vote and debate about …show more content…
Prerogative has been used to help but also contradict certain human safety rights, laws, religions, and cultural beliefs. When it comes to our human safety rights, it seems that the recent presidents have used prerogative against our rights, but do keep in mind President Barack Obama did create opportunities for millions of people to have access to health care at a reasonable price. That is not the case when it come to laws. I believe the President is trying to help the country by creating stricter gun laws so that there are not as many deaths caused by guns. Prerogative and religion can get very controversial because there is no way to tell who is right. All Americans have the right to religious freedom so the religious people are right, but the non-religious people are also right because we both have religious freedom. The last idea I mentioned is prerogative and cultural beliefs. The example I used involved President Barack Obama using his executive power to help African American citizens get a well-rounded education, I believe that helping people get an education will help the country grow more intellectually. Most of the ideas I used show how prerogative is not being used to benefit the country, but there are some cases where it is helping America grow stronger and more

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