The Flaws Of The American Constitution System Essay

1274 Words Oct 10th, 2016 6 Pages
The frequent recent government “shutdowns” exemplify the weaknesses of the American constitution system. If Plato, Aristotle, Polybius, James Madison and Epicurus sat together over lunch to discuss the recent government “shutdown,” they would disapprove of the selfishness and corruption the “shutdowns” are used for. The majority of these men believed the government should look to further the well-being of the nation, yet the “shutdowns” are a clear example that corruption is not allowing the nation’s agenda to advance. The government “shutdown” demonstrates the flaws in the system because it has become a political ploy to make the party in power (the republican party) appear as if they are standing up to the enemy (the democratic party). The “shutdown” is a show for the constituents who voted them into office. Instead of moving the nation forward it leads to regression because there is no compromise. The frequent recent “shutdowns” failed to demonstrate the ability of the United States to advance the wellbeing of the nation and instead acts as a political strategy for parties to keep their donors happy.
In this scenario, Plato’s first words would be “I told you so.” He writes in The Republic, Book 7, “But we have brought you into the world to be rulers of the hive, kings of yourselves and of the other citizens, and have educated you far better and more perfectly than they have been educated, and you are better able to share in the double duty” (Plato 87). Here Plato shows he…

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