20th Century Parliament Brawl
At the lecture on Monday about Federalism, the professor posted a picture by the end of the presentation with senators fighting each other in the Congress. The picture took place during early republican. Above posted is a video in the Parliament of Taiwan where senators were literally fighting each other due to disagreements in thoughts. The meeting that day was later ended in a mess where no conclusion was met.
In the Federalist, Madison wrote that however small the Republic is there should be a significant number of representatives to represent the sounds and thoughts of the people. The importance of the people to be heard and considered in the formation and improvements of the country. According to Madison, “to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice, will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations.” The main responsibilities of these representatives are well portrayed above but are they really committed to their duties or?
Often people think that elections is the proper way of choosing the right candidate to represent ourselves. Yet we are mostly faced with a few representatives that we are required to choose from mostly from specific political parties. In some aspects our votes are being manipulated by these political groups, yet in a legal way. They claim themselves as ones being elected thus so honorable to represent us and righteous. However, take a look at the video and comment on your thoughts on whether these political figures chosen by people are actually representing people’s thoughts and ideas? Or are they merely false figures who are there to act and portray themselves so honorable to us yet simply corrupted individuals not doing anything in particular?