The Negative Effects Of Factions

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Government was created because men; whether they be rich or poor, cannot govern themselves. As James Madison said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.1 However, the government is designed to rule in favor of the people. If enough people want something to be changed, they will fight for it; and with persistence, they can achieve their goal. In the Federalist Paper #10, Madison states that factions can cause problems because they can promote violence and there is political instability associated with factions.3 However, people do not have the same opinions. Factions are going to happen and although there can be negative associations with factions; there are positive effects as well. Madison also brings up another great point, …show more content…
Madison brought many valid points into the equation. Factions need to be regulated by the government. A point that I find very important is that Madison stated that we cannot remove the causes of factions because differing opinions will always occur.2 This is very true, but Madison also brought up another point and that is: not everyone’s prayers can be answered. If every faction achieved their goal, there would be nothing but utter chaos. It is the government’s job to keep policies in action that support the public as a whole, rather than meet the needs of the few. This may be hard, but it can be done. Lately, it has been noticed that the government may be setting policies to benefit themselves, or the few. But I like Madison’s view that the government should help the needs of the …show more content…
An idea that is very important is that no branch of government can be completely independent. As Madison said, if that were to happen, then the people would have to vote for every office position. The normal American cannot make those informed choices because they don’t understand all of the experience needed for certain government jobs. Also, while the government must govern the people, they must govern themselves as well.2 That statement is one of the biggest problems we are facing in today’s society. Corrupted elected officials are all we see on the news today. Whether that be they are having an affair with someone, and their cover is blown; or they are trying to enact policies to only benefit themselves and take down other branches or parties.2 It is however a good thing that the Constitution does place certain restrictions on the government. Because in today’s time, if it were not; there would be nothing but

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