Government Philosophy Essay

1333 Words Nov 2nd, 2013 6 Pages
American Government

25 October 2013
My Philosophy about the United States Government When I think about the American government seven words come to my head and those words are “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Those words define what are government has been created for. It was created by the people for the people and today I think America is falling away from those beliefs that are founding fathers wrote so long ago. So how does America get back on track? Well for one I think the American Government has forgotten that this country has been blessed by The Lord our God and in doing so I think America is suffering for it. That’s just one subject that I think is wrong with the American Government but I’m going to talk a
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But both the National Government and State Governments can collect taxes, build roads, and borrow money. So I think both the Federal and State governments are well set up properly and have a great “checks and balances” where one doesn’t have more power over the other. Thirdly, let’s talk about the political party system. The United States has only two major political parties which is the Democrats and the Republicans. Although there are minor parties, none have been able to gain the support needed to win a national election. In America, we have a two-party system where the Republicans and Democrats dominate the political scene. However, there is a growing trend in the United States for voters to be registered as independent. This group votes for different parties in each election. An independent may vote for a Republican for president and a Democrat for senator. The main purpose of political parties is to join people who hold similar points of view about the government together. These groups work to participate in and influence the government by having its members elected to a government position. Even though many people choose to be associated with a certain party, they don't all share exactly the same beliefs. Honestly to me I think the political party system is a good thing for America. It gives people a reason to get into politics and gives people to want to have a say in the government by electing people

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