Rights or Greater Consistency Question
I don’t know how to handle this Political Science question and need guidance.
Which do you think is more important: The protection of “states rights” or for all people across the country to have the same or similar access to things like education and healthcare?
- Federalism: The division of authority between a federal government apparatus in Washington, D.C. and 50 state governments with parallel structures, duplicate agencies and the same separation of powers between legislative, executive and judicial branches
- Administrative System:The vast number of regulatory agencies which, in themselves, contain legislative, executive and judicial functions and which issue rules and regulations that impact our lives more than any of the three branches of government.
- Hierarchy of power and access:Founded on the basis of a small elite whose members wrote the primary documents of the country in their own reflection, the United States government and social stratification resisted letting the vast majority into the political process until that mass of people demanded to be let in through demonstrations, strikes, collective action, judicial challenge and voting options. Even after the barriers to participation were prohibited by federal law, states, especially but not exclusively in the South, have found ways of discouraging minority voting. And all states have contributed to inequality of access by basing school funding on property taxes which leads to unequal amounts of available financial resources per student. Access of cultural events, sometimes also sporting events, has been reduced by high prices of admission tickets and access to medical care has been dramatically differentiated by the cost of medical insurance. Access to healthy food is abundantly clear when grocery stores in low and high income neighborhoods are compared. All of which has contributed mightily to who gets sick,who gets care and who dies. Recent statistics that find a predominant number of deaths occur in poor Black and Brown communities is a logical consequence of inequality of access.
- Wealth inequality. Through court decisions, tax relief and business concessions, the amount of wealth accumulated at the top of the social ladder has increased exponentially in the last two decades. The difference between the average CEO and the average worker in the United States is in excess of 400 to 1, whereas in other developed, industrial countries it is at most 20 to one. Housing, leisure activities, health care all suffer if income distribution is so unequal that 40% of the children in the United States can be defined as living below the poverty line.
- Political rights but not social and economic rights: Because the Bill of Rights and the other 15 active amendments to the U.S. Constitution are political rather than social and economic, funding of public schools, hospitals, health facilities and medical research institutions have been drastically cut in favor of the private sector and much of the authority over social services has been sent back to the state level rather than the federal government in Washington. States are then free to fund or not fund social services, environmental problems, water and road maintenance.
This is an important year when we will elect the President of the United States. Enormous amounts of money are being spent on national campaigns that have been running for two years. Michael Bloomberg spent $500 million in his bid for president only to withdraw when the reception was less than positive. Not only the President but every member of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senators of Congress are up for election on November 3.
PLACE THE ORDER WITH US TODAY AND GET A PERFECT SCORE!!!
error: Content is protected !!