Jolie S. - What does the government do to have power over the people? (How…
Jolie S. - What does the government do to have power over the people?
How many votes do you have to get to become president?
E.g. there are about 538 votes. To become president you need 270 votes. This is for the electoral collage vote.
How does the government control the power they have?
The government controls their power by following the rules, listening to the peoples needs, trying to fulfill the needs.
Citation: Stefanie Saka
What methods do governments have to maintain their power?
To maintain their power governments start making new laws and guidelines to keep everyone oppressed and in check.
How did a Oligarchy government control/maintain their power?
They have enough power to turn the organization to benefit them to the exclusion of other members. They maintain their power through their relationships with each other.
How did a Monarchy government control/maintain their power?
Lords who defied the king were punished and lost their land and title. Some kings would execute lords and mount their heads on pikes to show the power of the king. Even though the king had lots of power, it was difficult to stay in command when several powerful lords banded together to overthrow the king. During the middle ages, the king threatened lords and nobles into serving him using federal authority and power as a threat to make them follow him.
How Much Control Should The Government Have?
No one can say how much power a government should have but isn’t it an establishment of the people, by the people, and for the people designed to enhance our freedom and to choose how we want to live?
Should the government be involved in people lives?
I took two sides of a discussion one that says they should be a part of our lives and another one that says they shouldn't
Governments should be a part of our lives:
They should be involved in our lives because they have more power then we do. They protect us and for that protection they ask for our money we earn and that shouldn't be a problem.
Governments shouldn't be a part of our lives:
It shouldn't be in the governments power and right to say how we should live our daily lives. WE pay the taxes to support basic commodities; Transit; Water; Electricity; etc. As for food I think that the people should grow and hunt their own food. Laws are supposed to be passed to regulate government, NOT it's citizens.
How do governments keep us safe?
How do officers, firemen and security guards keep us safe?
Officers keep us safe by protecting us from criminals, weapons, drugs, missing things or people etc.
Firemen keep us safe by extinguishing big and small fires that. Firemen risk their lives to save ours.
Some people might not realize how much security guards actually do. They risk their own lives to protect and save ours. Sometimes they can get into dangerous situations where they are alone without pepper spray or guns.
How do laws keep us safe?
Some obvious answers to this question would be they keep us from drinking and driving, texting and driving, wearing seat belts
How do doctors, nurses and surgeons keep us safe?
Doctors, Nurses and Surgeons keep us safe by curing illnesses, giving us medications, giving us surgeries, keeping us alive when we are in a critical state etc.
If governments didn't exist then we wouldn't have proper jobs. Governments give us opportunities to get jobs.
Governments take care of fair payment, job center, help you find a job, provide a minimum of money if you don't have a job.
Governments keep unemployment rate low.
Governments give us permission to build schools they also pay for parts of the schools.
Governments make it a law that compulsory attendance is a must.
What do electives do to persuade the people to vote for them?
There are different things electives do to get people to vote for them. For example some talk to their possible voters, send messages, prove they will make a difference.
If the people stopped believing in their president and the government didn't get any more power from them, what would happen?
When the people stop believe then riots and demonstrations would start and would work towards a change in governmental structure. Worst case a war would start.
Examples of this would be Egypt, Iraq, Iran and some African countries.
Citation: Stefanie Saka
How much does the president actually matter?
In different countries the presidents have different importance. For example in America the president is more important and has a lot of power whilst in Germany the president is only a representative and Angela Merkel (Bundes Counsi) lhas more power and is more important to the country.
Citation: Stefanie Saka
What branches in a government control the most power?
The executive because the president controls policy, has a veto and decides how to enforce laws. In some cases the most powerful branch can be the judicial branch because it can override the other branches.