Necessity Of Government Essay

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A Governmental Necessity in a More Modern World
When the nation was founded, the leaders and executives were tired of the iron fist of King George III, thus ensuring the level headed and sensible governance by those appointed by the people who were to be ruled. Since we’ve been blessed with this type of government for so long, we don’t really have a basis for comparison for being ruled by a dictator. Sure, there are portions of history wherein people have been unhappy with the way things have unfurled, but there has never in the history of America the nation, been a person forcing us as a people to bend to their whim. The America we see today is vastly different from the America we have witnessed in the past, and it is partly due to the
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However, we have seen increased catering to the special interests groups that pay for our policymakers campaigns, therefore making them beholden to the requests of a select few instead of serving the greater majority of citizens which they are sworn to help. More and more politicians are forgoing the principles of collaboration that this country was based on and only thinking of themselves. Benjamin Franklin disliked parts of the constitution as stated in his address to the Federal Convention1, though he stated that for the good of a brand new nation and for the experiment of democracy to succeed he must consent to the constitution as it is. Franklin also stated, “…For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views.” B.F. clearly understood that no one man has the cure all for everything and not always is he correct in his assertions. This mentality is the heart of the American enterprise, in collaboration the spirit and will of the people gets …show more content…
Although if we as a united people decide that we have the right to do something that is considered taboo by the elite now, we should be able to make it so. The 2nd amendment is a controversial subject recently due to the use of guns for recreational killings of both animals and people. The second amendment states that we have the right to keep and bear arms, however it is so vague in the language that we’ve been relegated to semi automatic weapons, which would essentially be of no use against the military grade automatic rifles that are standard issue to any deploying military personnel. While it is agreed that the regulation and evaluation of gun sales needs to be monitored by a third party, we should not be subject to such stringent measures as a ten round magazine or semi auto only as it directly contradicts the second

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