PAGE 9 2 Chapter 1: Government can be defined as the institutions and processes that make and implement authoritative decisions for a so ciety.
The government unit can be a city, county, state, regional, national, or inte rnational government. The decisions, which include laws, regulations, and other public policie s, are authoritative in the sense that individuals and organizations are legally obligated to obey the decisions or face some kind of sanction.
Is it possibl e to live without government? Why do governments exist all over the world when people all over the world are so critical of government? These are old political questi ons that were first asked when people began thinking about life in organized so cieties.
Questions about the need for government and the legitimate purposes of government are continually being asked because the answers reflect contemporary thinking about basic human values, including freedom, order, individualism, equality, economic prosperity, national security, morality and ethics and justice.
These values are central to government and politics in all countries although the values attached to them and their relative importance varies a great deal. Given the almost universal cri ticism of government, and a strong tradition of anti-government rh etoric in the United States, it is worth wondering why government?
One recurring theme in American government and politics is the conflict between two basic values: Freedom or liberty is highly valued in the American political tradition. Individual freedom is an essential element of democracy. Self-government requires indivi dual liberty. The language of the First Amendment, which begins with Congress sh all make no law.
Order is also a basic political value. One of the primary responsibilities of government is to create and maintain good public order. G ood public order is commonly defined to include public safety individuals are protected from crime, foreign invasions, and domestic disturbances as well as behavior that a society considers appropriate conduct.
Governments use law to create and maintain these aspects of good public order. These laws so metimes limit individual liberty in order to achieve order. Politics is often about where to strike the right balance between allowing individuals the freedom to do what they want, to live their lives without government restrictions, and giving government power to control behavior in order I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time H.
Mencken Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried. In American politics, debates are often framed as freedom versus order because the relationship between individual freedom and government power is considered a zero-sum relationship: The power problem illustrates this relationship.
The challenge is to give government enough power so that it can addre ss or solve the problem s that people want government to solve, such as providing public safety and national security and economic prosperity, while also limiting government power so that it can be held accountable by the people.
Too little power can be a problem because weak governments or failed states can provide havens for criminals or terro rists. Too much power can be a problem because strong governments can threaten individual rights. Creating good government requires striking the right balance between granting and limiting power.
Doing so is difficult because people have different views about the bala nce point. Politics is about reconciling individual, ideological, and partisan differences of opinion about the power problem. People also have different belie fs about what government should be doing.
Constitution does not say very much about the specifics of where to strike the balance between rights and powers. It mos tly provides general guidelines about powers and rights. The Fourth Amen dment provides the people a ri ght against unreasonable searches and seizures, but it does not say wh en a police officers search or seizure is unreasonable.
The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment but does not define it. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution grants Congress power to provide for the general Welfare of the Unite d States, but it does not define general welfare. The fact that the Constitution includes such general language means that some disputes about where the balance between government power and individual rights should be struck are more political than legal In democratic political systems, politics is about different beliefs about how much power government should have and what government should be doing.
Conservatives and lib erals typically take different positions in political debates about government power, both the amount of government and its uses. Political opinions about the right bala nce between individual rights and government power are influenced by conditi ons.
Is it a time of war or peace? Is the economy good or bad? Is there good public order or is it a time of crisis or disorder?
These are the political conditions that determine public opinion. The Constitution does not say very much about government power during times of crisis or emergency. Article I Section 9 of the Constitution does provide that Congress may suspend th e writ of habeas corpus when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Sa fety may require it.With regard to Demosthenes and Cicero, Plutarch writes: “I shall examine their actions and their political careers to see how their natures and dispositions compare with one another.” Comparison thus lies at the very heart of Plutarch’s enterprise.
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