Thirty-three amendments to the United States Constitution have been proposed by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation on March 4, 1789. Twenty-seven of these, having been ratified by the requisite number of states, are part of the Constitution. The first ten amendments were adopted and ratified simultaneously and are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. Six amendments adopted by Congress and sent to the states have not been ratified by the required number of states. Four of these amendments are still technically open and pending, one is closed and has failed by its own terms, and one is closed and has failed by the terms of the resolution proposing it.
A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Politics and the works of Confucius. Formal Politics refers to the operation of a constitutional system of government and publicly defined institutions and procedures. Political parties, public policy or discussions about war and foreign affairs would fall under the category of Formal Politics. Many people view formal politics as something outside of themselves, but that can still affect their daily lives.
They say, politics is power, but rather, it is a powerful tool by which people employ certain methods in administering social affairs of the public in more scientific, democratic and logical way and manner. In this, it becomes a power since it induces vibrant energy within any given social dynamics. Informal Politics is understood as forming alliances, exercising power and protecting and advancing particular ideas or goals. Politics in practical sense is about power and manipulating such power.
When the way any government function becomes in contradiction with the need and choice of the entire people due to the fact the government holds armaments in its control and it thinks that it can do everything to maintain its power, there will come a time in which society could forget even the existence of such government since it creates its own smoother and healthier environment in its own fashion and way.
In any case, there are two options in which society could ignore or forget the existence of any government in its domain. The first one is due to hate and opposition factors and people become passive in government undertakings and they involve in passive mood to any government callings and urgent needs. The second one is society has created its own supply and demand chain in its own way and there is no thing it needs from the government, and the involvement and interference of the government is very low.
How come people give respect and reverence to their mind creations? How come people deliver such great honor and glory to the fancy and imagination of their own creation of their minds? How come people derive imaginary ideas and illusory worlds, and at the same time they advise others to stay away from idle and vain imaginings? How come people come up with ideas and perspective that govern their whole reality until their end is come, and ask other people to behave in a fashion as if such idea comes from the unknown?
How come people give such great honor to the ideas of few people and proclaim that such ideas are from the unknown and are perfect and complete, but by known people who are incomplete and, imperfect, in world perfection and completeness are relative and subjective, and build huge building complex and contribute huge funds and make mansion and big houses so that such people be respected and revered and fight for their greatness and honor, and compete with each other forming different forms of groups, with people of same claims, while living in such incomplete and imperfect world, but claiming they are perfect and complete and the like? Although such claims are derived out of the deep sense of the need of belief and faith as being human, but the methods and applications of such claim could need sort of further revisions and contemplation.
They say and understand that politics is the name for the way groups of people make decisions about running the country. Presumably, politics is way of life people employ as tool to administer and manage the affairs of any given nation. Hence, politics is a follower of any given idea and thinking but a leader of society. Both follower and leader aspect of any given politics make any particular political system look to be nice or ugly. It requires a mindset when it become a follower of any given idea since it require a discipline, at the same time when it leads a particular society and nations, it need a mindset and discipline too. In this case, the discipline it sets while being follower and leader should be consistent within its own domain since one is interconnected with the other.
Practically speaking, as part of an experience of life, most societies do not have such political ideology of their own but they copy and paste from others by making few adjustments on what they claim. In this instance, such given political thinking and ideologies shape their given political and social dynamics by what they inherit from others even if they claim that they have their own ideology. In fact, one could find them they jump from one ideology to another without making pause and the shift they make in such given aspect of their life is not even noticed by their own since they always take from others but claim as if it is their own invention and thinking.
They sometimes change like HIV virus from one form structure to another, and they are uncatchable in cases , they are quite unpredictable to tell where they are heading since their experience tell that they have no specific thinking and any given ideology which they claim as they copy from others continuously. They end up in the middle of nowhere since the enterprise they have at hand is not their own and they do not have specific identity due to the fact they are already abducted by others ideology and they lose their social and cultural identity and they cannot get back to their original identity and they cannot reverse as they wake up from their deep sleep injected by others given ideologies in life.
Politics is a system where by societies create peace and security in their given societal dynamics by the harmonious integration and management they make thru integrating natural, individual social and institutional resources. In order to maximize the potential and benefit of social dynamics any given political system undertakes, politicians choose their own mechanism—program and ideology—as being instrumental in order to make use of such resources for the common good of society with effective and efficient manner. And citizens could make and take their own material, intellectual, emotional and other benefits from such given political system. Good political system makes its most citizens beneficiary from its undertaking in way that the majority can assist the minority as well.
I had a conversation in past about the social and political condition of this county in a time when politician hold their regular congressional meeting about the affairs and progress of this country. And I asked the person, what is their main propose of such gathering and he replied, they probably need to change their diapers. This is quite funny and interesting remark one ever heard since even if it is funny and it has something to deliver for many reasons.
A teacher was teaching her second grade class about the government, so for homework that one day, she told her students to ask their parents what the government is.
When a boy got home that day, he went up to his dad and asked what the government was.
His dad thought for a while and answered, ”Look at it this way: I’m the president, your mom is Congress, your maid is the work force, you are the people and your baby brother is the future.”
”I still don’t get it” responded the boy.
”Why don’t you sleep on it then? Maybe you’ll understand it better,” said the dad.
”Okay then…good night” said the boy went off to bed. In the middle of the night, the boy was awakened by his baby brother’s crying. He went to his baby brother’s crib and found that his baby brother had taken a crap in his diaper. So the boy went to his parent’s room to get help. When he got to his parent’s bedroom, he looked through the keyhole to check if his parents were asleep. Through the keyhole he saw his mom loudly snoring, but his dad wasn’t there. So he went to the maid’s room. When he looked through the maid’s room keyhole, he saw his dad having sex with his maid. The boy was surprised, but then he just realized something and thinks aloud, ”OH!! Now I understand the government! The President is screwing the work force, Congress is fast asleep, nobody cares about the people, and the future is full of s**t!”