Category Archives: The Democratic Wish

Replacing bureaucracies

There should a complete unifying voice for changing to as the constitution and Declaration of Independence states abolishing a corrupt overbearing government.  With that said there, there should concise plan for actually replacing such bureaucracies, for without such formulas one … Continue reading

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The Freezing of American Democracy

When Things don’t Add Up In James Morone’s ‘The Democratic Wish’, he outlines a cycle for change occurring in American democracy. The cycle starts at a liberal political stalemate, moves to a popular response demanding action, creates new political institutions … Continue reading

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Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Reading Morone’s democratic wish brought a sense of familiarity in me, since I have been exploring this idea for a while now. During my interactions with different movements for justice and equality, I always warned that freedom is never secured, … Continue reading

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Arguments for Big Government

In The Democratic Wish, James Morone argues government should not only be big, but strong as well. Yet, according to Morone, the government has been restrained from being strong by the American people. As he puts it, “The urge to protect … Continue reading

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McCutcheon is Bad, But for Different Reasons

To say “money isn’t speech,” is like saying “guns don’t kill people, people do.” Paraphrasing comedian Eddie Izzard, it isn’t, but is sure does help. Money lets you amplify your speech, present your speech on different mediums, hire people to help you … Continue reading

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Police Brutality at UC Davis and the Unity Among University Students: Is this the Democratic Wish?

One of the most recent news stories making headlines across the nation is the pepper spraying incident that occurred at UC Davis on Friday. In case you haven’t heard about this extremely controversial incident, here’s the link to the article … Continue reading

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Defending Shklar: A Counterargument of Sorts

The previous article about Shklar was rather harsh; although I had a lot of problems with the dense, unorganized structure of her book, I didn’t think her ideas were quite as reprehensible as the previous author thought. Considering the substance … Continue reading

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Diversity: Threat and Value

As students at the University of Michigan we appreciate the many benefits of diversity. The University is composed of people of various religions, races, and ethnicities. Diversity is touted as one of the University’s core values. “The University’s diverse blend … Continue reading

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Unity or Bust!

I wish, you wish, our parent’s, our siblings, hey, maybe even our pets wish. It’s hard to argue that no one wishes, for someone, or something, that can bring happiness our satisfaction to his or her future pursuits or endeavors. … Continue reading

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Morone’s Democratic Wish and The Arab Spring

It’s hard to be highly respected when you’re constantly being juxtaposed in a world that has grown accustomed to the legacy of old dead European guys. Throw in the fact that American political thought is a little bit “rogue” in … Continue reading

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