James Mill Form Of Government Analysis

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Countries all over the world are run by some sort of government. Each country has its own type of government be it a Democracy, Monarchy, or Dictatorship. Every country needs some sort of government to establish laws and ensure that the country runs properly. Without a government system a country is full of conflict and chaos. Since all humans have desires and have certain things that they want if a country is without a government system stating what is right and what is wrong there would be nothing but chaos in that country. It would be much like a country in the state of nature as according to Hobbes. There would be no balance amongst the people just a constant battle over what every individual wants for themselves. As according to James …show more content…
As according to James Mill a representative government is the type of government that is needed. Through that the people vote on their representative to speak and or vote on their behalf on what they wish happens for their country. The representatives are the voice of the people. The people of the country do not directly create and pass laws but they have a representative which on behalf of the people of the country passes laws and votes based on what the majority of the people are wanting. Every human has a desire and that desire according to James Mill leads to conflict which leads to government. James Mill believes that a government system is needed in a country to run properly. “In the grand discovery of modern times, the system of representation, the solution of all difficulties both speculative and practical…” (124, Mill). The type of government Mill’s suggests a country needs is a representative government. This type of government is one in which the people of the country entrust the power of law making and regulating of laws to one individual or multiple individuals. Much like that of the United States of America. The government system held in the United States is a …show more content…
“…if entrusted with its powers, and as the community itself is incapable of exercising those powers and must entrust them to some individual or combination of individuals, the conclusion is obvious: the community itself must check those individuals, else they will follow their interest and produce bad government” (124, Mill). In other words there needs to be a checks and balance in order to ensure that those in power are doing what is best for the country and the people. Much like the United States system of checks and balances. The United States government is split into three branches; Legislative, executive, and judicial. The system of checks and balance is to ensure that one branch of government cannot become too powerful. It is to ensure they all remain equal and do not do something they should not do. For instance the legislative branch has the power to make laws but at the same time has the power to check over the executive branch by overriding the president’s veto by two thirds vote from both houses, and can impeach the president. The Executive council carries out laws but at the same time has checks over the legislative branch by being able to veto bills. Over the

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