Essay on We the People or the Will of the Governmnt

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The first three words of the US Constitution are “We the People”. How well does the American Government of today reflect the will of the American people

In the spring and summer of 1776, Americans, angry and frustrated with an existing government, wrote these words. "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Our government is only as good or evil as "We the People"
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Civil society is yet another characteristic and is used to describe the society created when citizens are allowed to organize and express their views publicly such as during a debate. Individualism is the sixth characteristic. It states that the individual is able to achieve his or her highest level of development and all individuals are deemed to be rational and fairI personally believe that personal liberty is the most important characteristic in that as Americans we are free and ensured life and liberty. We are not held back from what goals we wish to achieve and there is no limit to what we can achieve.
Political ideologies are sets or systems of beliefs that shape the thinking of individuals and how they view the world. The major political ideologies in America today are conservative, moderate, and liberal. Conservatives believe that a government is best that governs least, especially in terms of regulation of our economy while liberals are considered to favor governmental involvement, especially in the economy. Some problems with political labels are that some conservatives have some beliefs that are in all actuality more liberal and vise-versaIn conclusion, the government has affected all our lives in one way or anotherthe American government is necessary because "the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have"(In

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