Robert Byrd; Politics Discussion

Robert Byrd
Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd. Please watch the Congress video, review the text, and respond to the questions below:

After completing the questions, you will be posting your responses as your initial discussion post.

Students may NOT edit initial posts once posted.

Discussion scores will be based on the original post.

Your initial post should be a minimum of 8 lines in length and be written in sentences

(rather than just listing the letter, or a short phrase).

Before Sunday 11:59 pm, please respond to two other classmates’ initial posts (not follow-up posts) for Question #5, Part 2, with meaningful responses that address the substance of their post.

Each of these follow-up posts should be a minimum of 4 lines in length;

1. What type of service was former Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia talking about in this excerpt from a speech at Marshall University?

a. Casework
b. Patronage
c. Pork-barrel legislator
d. Franking

2. Which feature of congressional behavior is most evident in these remarks from former Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia?

a. Distributive tendency
b. Party discipline
c. Logrolling
d. Agency loss

3. The committee system of Congress features a set of organizational principles. Which one is most likely the root of the former West Virginia senator Byrd’s success in securing funding for his state?

a. Jurisdiction
b. Gate-keeping authority
c. Oversight
d. Seniority

4. In addition to the service activity performed by Senator Byrd, as illustrated in the video, identify/describe other forms of service activities that legislators perform for their constituents that are discussed in the text.
5. Former West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd highlights the length of time he spent on Capitol Hill. How does experience, or seniority, work in Congress, and how might it lead to success in the types of activities Byrd is describing here?

Part 2. Do you think this is a positive attribute of Congress? Why or why not? (You could also organize this into a pro/con of seniority system.)

Totalitarianism;Regime That Is Totalitarian

Totalitarianism.

Totalitarianism
Totalitarianism

Think of a regime that is totalitarian. How does the leader keep control? What can the people do?

This is a discussion post. Please make sure is at least 2 paragraph
Last week we discussed socialism and liberalism.

Just to recap, liberalism has two strands, the modern conservatism (called classical liberalism) and modern liberalism.

A conservative would support a laissez-faire approach to government, meaning little or no involvement in government programs, such as welfare.

Socialism, on another hand, would be championed by modern liberals as socialism seeks participation in welfare programs to lift people up.

Socialists have state ownership of things and an extensive welfare system.

rMost current debates between the Democratic and Republican Parties center around government’s participation in the welfare of its people. Republicans claim that a welfare state, small state ownership, and high welfare benefits, enable people to be lazy.

Democrats believe the welfare state is needed to bring about equality and equity. Where do you fall in this debate?

Since we discussing different forms of governing, it is important to talk about the extreme forms of governing. One extreme form of the ruling is totalitarianism.

One person rules the government and tries to stop any leftist revolution to bring about change. In a totalitarian society, the state owns the mass media depicting how its wise leaders are making sure the system is functioning well and optimally.

However, behind this thin veil is terror and violence because that is how the leader keeps his or her control. It is important to understand the image portrayed to outsiders, and its people is one of perfect control and order.

Most totalitarian rulers subscribe to an “all-encompassing ideology” where economics and history are merged to create a narrative of an ideal state bounded through black and white thinking (right and wrong).

Living in a society with a totalitarian ruler seems stupid to American ideals of freedom and individuality. Therefore, a logical conclusion might be why don’t the people, who outnumber one leader, rise and dispose of the head.

One answer is fear. The other answer is the leader has a monopoly on weapons eliminating any armed resistance. Think of a regime that is totalitarian. How does the leader keep control? What can the people do?

Please also include your opinion

References

PLEASE USE at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-review REFERENCES, along with the book below, In-text citation APA FORMAT AND PLEASE MAKE SURE ONE IS FROM THIS Book
Roskin, M. G., Cord, R. L., Medeiros, J. A., & Jones, W. S. (2014). Political science: An introduction (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. References

Liberalism;Think Of A Regime That Is Totalitarian

Liberalism.

Liberalism
Liberalism
Think Of A Regime That Is Totalitarian. How Does The Leader Keep Control? What Can The People Do?

Please read the assignment. Have to be able to include the textbook that’s in the assignment as in-text citation and APA reference. Must also include one peer-view scholar as in-text citation and APA reference. Need by 2.00 pm

This is a discussion post. Please make sure is at least 2 paragraph
Last week we discussed socialism and liberalism.

Just to recap, liberalism has two strands, the modern conservatism (called classical liberalism) and modern liberalism.

A conservative would support a laissez-faire approach to government, meaning little or no involvement in government programs, such as welfare.

Socialism, on another hand, would be championed by modern liberals as socialism seeks participation in welfare programs to lift people up. Socialists have state ownership of things and an extensive welfare system.

Most current debates between the Democratic and Republican Parties center around government’s participation in the welfare of its people.

Republicans claim that a welfare state, small state ownership, and high welfare benefits, enable people to be lazy.

Democrats believe the welfare state is needed to bring about equality and equity. Where do you fall in this debate?

Since we discussing different forms of governing, it is important to talk about the extreme forms of governing.

One extreme form of the ruling is totalitarianism. One person rules the government and tries to stop any leftist revolution to bring about change.

In a totalitarian society, the state owns the mass media depicting how its wise leaders are making sure the system is functioning well and optimally.

However, behind this thin veil is terror and violence because that is how the leader keeps his or her control.

It is important to understand the image portrayed to outsiders, and its people is one of perfect control and order.

Most totalitarian rulers subscribe to an “all-encompassing ideology” where economics and history are merged to create a narrative of an ideal state bounded through black and white thinking (right and wrong).

Living in a society with a totalitarian ruler seems stupid to American ideals of freedom and individuality.

Therefore, a logical conclusion might be why don’t the people, who outnumber one leader, rise and dispose of the head. One answer is fear.

The other answer is the leader has a monopoly on weapons eliminating any armed resistance.

Think of a regime that is totalitarian. How does the leader keep control? What can the people do?Please also include your opinion

References

PLEASE USE at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-review REFERENCES, along with the book below, In-text citation APA FORMAT AND PLEASE MAKE SURE ONE IS FROM THIS BOOK
Roskin, M. G., Cord, R. L., Medeiros, J. A., & Jones, W. S. (2014). Political science: An introduction (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. 

Political Systems Around the World; Republic

Political Systems.

Political Systems
Political Systems

Political Systems

Let’s Discuss A Republic,
  • Which Is A Political System Without A Monarch.
  • How Is A Republic Different Than A Democracy?

Please read the assignment. Have to be able to include the textbook that’s in the assignment as in-text citation and APA reference. Must also include one peer-view scholar as in-text citation and APA reference.

This is a discussion post. Please make sure is at least 2-3 paragraph
Aristotle wrote about different government structures with three that are legitimate and three that are corrupt.

A country devoid of any government plunges into anarchy. Although we hear about it less and less these days, anarchy does exist when an old government violently dissolves, and a new administration isn’t robust enough to take control.

Anarchy happens mainly in developing countries as developed nations tend to transfer power peacefully.

A monarchy is a rule by one person, usually because of heredity.

Queen Elizabeth is the monarch of Great Britain but has relatively limited power nowadays.

In past decades, the monarchy was all-powerful, which made a lot of many of the Kings and Queens, tyrants, which Aristotle noted was the corrupt form of a monarchy government.

An aristocracy is a rule by a few. Aristotle explained that an aristocracy was the legitimacy form of government in which a few people rule the masses.

The corrupt form of this is the oligarchy.

Some suggest that the U.S. is now governed by an aristocracy or worse an oligarchy because only people with certain last names and with a lot of money can become part of the ruling class. However, this is quite exaggerated.

The U.S. based on the rule of many. According to Aristotle, the corrupt form of the many rules is a democracy.

Democracy is when every person votes for laws to be enacted and elected officials. The legitimate way is polity.

This definition by Aristotle begs the question; why would Aristotle think democracy was a corrupt form of government?

Aristotle exploration of who should rule, why they should rule, and in what way they should rule, which had been expounded upon for centuries by the different philosophers we discussed last week.

Many of the thoughts from the Enlightenment were woven into the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution established federalism or a system with divided power between a central government and first-order government.

Specifically, in the U.S., power is divided among the different branches and different levels; therefore, the federal system makes the U.S. “laboratories of democracies.”

In other words, rule by many people is happening in every section of the country.

Let’s discuss a republic,
  • which is a political system without a monarch.
  • How is a republic different than a democracy?

Please write an opinion on the topic also. You can also relate to politics we are experiencing now

References

PLEASE USE at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-review REFERENCES, along with the book below, In-text citation APA FORMAT AND PLEASE MAKE SURE ONE IS FROM THIS BOOK

Roskin, M. G., Cord, R. L., Medeiros, J. A., & Jones, W. S. (2014). Political science: An introduction (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.