Political Science Question & Answer
the principle of checks and balances in our government and provide three
principle of checks and balances refers to how one government branch is
prevented from gaining too much power which may lead to domination over other departments
by using different mechanisms. The checks and balances have powers over each
other. They include; the president who proposes and administers the laws, the
Congress who writes the law and the supreme court which interprets the
constitution. Each of these branches restrains the other two in various ways.
For example, the president may decide to veto a law the Congress may have
passed. However, the Congress can override the veto by a vote of two-thirds in
both houses. In this case, the president’s decision is null and void. The
supreme court may check the legislature who is the Congress by declaring the
law they passed unconstitutional in which case the law does not become law in
the country. It is the same case for the supreme court and the president, each
of these is supposed to have a balance of power and with which they use to make
decisions concerning the citizens.
is filibuster, and which chamber holds this power? How can it be stopped?
filibuster is a term that refers to a technique used to amend, resolve or block
a bill from getting to the final vote for it to become a law. Filibuster give
extreme powers to senators in which they use to maximize their influence to the
president. The Filibuster takes place only in the Senate since very few limits
on opportunities in the process of the legislature and on senator’s rights are
placed by chamber’s rules of debate. A cloture motion is the only way through
which senators can stop a filibuster, and this needs three-fifths votes by a
majority. The cloture motion should be presented by at least 16 senators for
consideration and wait for the second day after the motion is made. After the
end of the filibuster, 30 more hours are allowed to debate on the bill in
is reapportionment? How does it relate to the concept of “Gerrymandering”?
is the process by which the United House of Representatives redistributes the
seats following the constitutional census that is decennial mandated among the
fifty states. The relationship between reappointment and gerrymandering is that
both look forward to a large number of representatives in the state and
was the Fairness Doctrine and why was it repealed?
Fairness Doctrine was a policy by the Federal Communications Commission that
believed public trust was built through broadcast licenses and that the
licensees should provide a fair and balanced controversial coverage of issues.
The broadcasters were required to provide equal opportunities by the law to all
political candidates who were legally qualified in any office given a chance at
the station. The fairness doctrine was repealed as it didn’t take into
consideration the interest of the public and was not mandated by statute.
is the right to privacy found? What key issues surround this right?
right to privacy refers to the issues surrounding the public and personal
information. The concept is about people being denied the right to private
information. The statutory offers protection for the right to privacy. The
right to privacy is cited in the 14th Amendment. Some of the issues that
surround the right to privacy include; abortions, pornography and personally