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  • Campaign Finance - 1,231 words
    Campaign Finance Campaign finance reform has already become an issue for debate in this election year's primaries. This matter does not hold a large amount of interest for the average American, it is not an issue that is going to sway a large amount of voters. The book examines all facets of campaign finance including sources of contributions and finance reform. The book then takes a close, hard look at the 1980 presidential election and the 1982 congressional races. The author approaches the subject matter in a very thorough and systematic method. He makes very insightful comments on the state of campaign finance in the early 1980's which are still relevant in this election year because thi ...
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  • Campaign Finance Reform - 362 words
    Campaign Finance Reform CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM The campaign finance system is corrupted. Spending is out of control, and there are various loopholes in federal campaign finance law. Money buys access and influence, which effectively causes the majority of Americans to have no real capacity to influence public policy. State and federal legislation is needed to fight corruption and unjust influence, to ensure the publics right to know where a candidates money comes from, to enable all candidates to compete equitably in elections, and to allow maximum citizen participation in the political process. Rock the Vote believes that the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill, in its current sta ...
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  • What We Dont Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us - 1,906 words
    What We Dont Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us. "No matter what your social issue, if you want to solve it get the money out of politics. Only then will lawmakers vote for their people rather than their pocketbooks." Jack E. Lohman. Money corrupts politics, and when contributions are being made to candidates it is not in the best interest of the American people. Campaign Finance is out of control in todays political races. Candidates are taking money from wherever and whoever they can get it. Soft money is flowing through elections without care or caution. People who make these contributions do not share the views of the average citizen, so politicians end up representing the wrong pe ...
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  • American Democracy - 821 words
    American Democracy American Democracy The American democracy is one of the most peaceful kinds of government in the world although it is a long way from utopia. The democracy in which we live has many strengths and weaknesses. Neither strengths or weaknesses out weigh one another, but it is necessary to have both due to the varying definitions. A democracy is a government that is run by the people. The politicians that we elect to run our government are human and they are susceptible to mistakes based on their own strengths and weaknesses. The strengths and weaknesses they possess are reflected into our government but at least we the people elect them and they are not chosen for us. We live ...
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  • Election Campaign Financing - 1,349 words
    Election Campaign Financing Chris AlibaruhoBA 243 Topic Report When researching for this paper, I found that the general consensus showedthat special interest financing is a growing influence on the outcomes of elections inrespect to election campaign financing. As you will see I have identified the problemsand then proceed to discuss possible reforms with use of a pro and con method. The first of the main problems in the issue of campaign financing are theindependent expenditures. According to the Federal Election Committee (FEC), anindependent expenditure is an expenditure of money for communications expresslyadvocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified federal candidate which ...
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  • Global Warming Is A Grab For Power - 1,020 words
    "GLOBAL WARMING" IS A GRAB FOR POWER Although Sowells article was interesting reading and had some good points in it, for me, it did not support its conclusion. That is that Washington wants to scare the population about Global Warming, so it can expand its power in answer to societys demand to "fix" the problem. First, let us examine his reasons. He uses the analogy of Paulovs dog to suggest we have been conditioned to respond in a fearful way to the phrase Global Warming. It is true that we have heard this phrase from time to time but, 1) It does not seem to generate any more emotion than did the Global Cooling in the 1970s, that Sowell make mention of in his essay, and 2) Sowell doesnt su ...
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  • Issue Paper - 593 words
    Issue Paper Issue paper In the two thousand presidential elections there are two main candidates. The candidates are Al Gore and Governor George W Bush. Al Gore is the candidate running for the Democratic Party and Bush is running for the Republic party. Each candidate has great points on certain issues. The president whom won my vote though, was Governor Bush. Bush won my vote for many reasons. Some of his feelings for certain issues met in agreement with mine. His main mentor is his father. He is governor, so he definitely has the leadership skills needed to be president. His tax cut plan seems to be highly intelligent. He feels that it is important to cut taxes to lessen government spendi ...
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  • Legalization Of Gambling In Ohio - 987 words
    ... raise $180 million to $200 million for Ohio schools. 'While that certainly won't solve' all the problems facing the schools, she says, it would buy 62,000 computers and 4.56 million text books (Weissman 3). The term "Yes on One" that Hubben refers to was Issue 1 on the Nov. 5th ballot in 1996. Issue 1 was the proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in Ohio. It's unfortunate to say that Issue 1 did not pass. It was voted down by a count of 2,659,076 against it to only 1,639,955 for it (Official Report of Votes for Statewide Issue 1). If Issue 1 would of been passed, the schools of Ohio would have had millions of dollars in their pockets. Schools could buy more than just ...
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  • On Tuesday, November 14, 1995, In What Has Been Perceived As The Years Biggest Nonevent, The Federal Government Shut Down All - 1,169 words
    ... that gave him power in the first place. In his attempt to gain power, Wilson managed to change his stance on virtually every issue he had ever encountered. From immigration to affirmative action - from tax cuts to abortion rights, he has swung 180 degrees (Thurm, 1995). The point here is not his inconsistency, but rather the fact that it is improbable that considerations of effective government would allow these kinds of swings. And, while people may dismiss this behavior as merely the political "game playing" that all candidates engage in, it is the pervasiveness of this behavior - to the exclusion of any governmental considerations - that make it distressing as well as intriguing. Pola ...
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  • Polarization In The Political System - 1,172 words
    ... itical realities that gave him power in the first place. In his attempt to gain power, Wilson managed to change his ezce on virtually every issue he had ever encountered. From immigration to affirmative action - from tax cuts to abortion rights, he has swung 180 degrees (Thurm, 1995). The point here is not his inconsistency, but rather the fact that it is improbable that considerations of effective government would allow these kinds of swings. And, while people may dismiss this behavior as merely the political "game playing" that all candidates engage in, it is the pervasiveness of this behavior - to the exclusion of any governmental considerations - that make it distressing as well as i ...
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  • Presidential Candidates Media Efforts - 997 words
    Presidential Candidate's Media Efforts Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has had a long and distinguished career in both the military and in politics. A United States Naval Pilot and Captain who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart, McCain then moved onto the House of Representatives and Senate ("Biographical Data for John S. McCain"). In April of 1999, McCain announced his candidacy for President, stating his mission to "restore integrity into the office, reform government, and renew the American dream"("The John McCain Story"). Senator McCain's platform is "classic GOP conservatism ... a strong defense, less government regulation, tax reduc ...
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  • Soft Money - 706 words
    Soft Money "Whether the issue is consumer privacy, a Patients' Bill of Rights, environmental pollution, or a prescription drug benefit for older Americans, soft money donors will get their opinions heard on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Soft money is drowning out the voices of average Americans -- it is time to put an end to the corrupt soft money system" Common Cause President Scott Harshbarger At the basis of the campaign finance reform movement is the belief that everyone should have an equal say in the government, and that wealthy individuals or special interest groups should not be able to manipulate the system through excessive contributions to unduly influence elections. The mo ...
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  • The Clinton Sex Scandal - 2,325 words
    ... n the late 1990s. "Perhaps we've reached a point where Americans really do compartmentalize to separate the president's public actions from his personal life", says Larry Berman, a political science professor at the University of California, Davis. "Today the voters realize they have a human being in the White House who has the same shortcomings and foibles that we all have," Davis adds. "It's like Melrose Place all the time." "The establishment of the office of independent counsel in 1978 also changed views of the presidency", says Shirley Anne Warshaw, associate professor of political science at Gettysburg College and author of "The Domestic Presidency". The Clinton-Lewinsky story "is ...
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  • The Presidential Election Of 2000 - 1,527 words
    The Presidential Election Of 2000 The Presidential election of 2000 was one of the most controversial and divisive political events in recent history, perfectly illustrating the schism between the two political parties and the almost uncannily equality of these groups. However, this election also showed the nation that although many issues keep these two parties in two distinct camps, an equal number of issues drew very similar responses from the Republican candidate, George W. Bush, and the Democratic candidate, Al Gore. Truly, the past few years have seen a gravitation on the parts of both parties towards a middle ground that has frustrated extreme conservatives and liberals; two minor can ...
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