Obligations the US Government Has Towards Its Citizens Essay

POL 201 Mesa Wk 4 Obligations the US Government Has Towards Its Citizens Essay

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San Diego Mesa College

POL 201

Question Description

 

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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 8, 9, and 10 in American Government and review the Week 4 Instructor Guidance. Be sure to read about the different party platforms, including the Democratic Party (Links to an external site.), Republican Party (Links to an external site.), and one third party (e.g., Libertarian Party (Links to an external site.), Green Party (Links to an external site.)Constitution Party (Links to an external site.), etc.).

Reflect: Our political system is characterized by certain fundamental features to include a system of laws, rights, and liberties. The laws, created and supported by the Constitutional framework, are designed to protect and secure the rights and liberties of individuals and groups throughout the United States. However, the government also must provide for the security of its citizens from serious internal and external threats that could cause severe damage to our country. Think about how the need for homeland and national security can create a dilemma where conflicts emerge between these security needs and the demands for civil rights and liberties.

Write: In your initial post,

  • Explain what obligations the U.S. government has towards its citizens and how these obligations impact individual and group rights.
  • Provide real-world examples to support your explanation, including one personal example from your own experiences.
  • Using your personal example, explain the position of the two major parties and a third party, regarding the example you presented.

Your initial post must be at least 300 words. If you are citing statistics our outside resources, please list the website or the reference entry

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This discussion forum allows you the opportunity to explore topics that interest you and relate to U.S. government and the political processes we are discussing. Within this forum, you will share critical insights and discuss questions and issues that we are studying, share your personal challenges and successes, and discuss any concepts that you do not completely understand that have been discussed or addressed in our materials this week. Your initial post should focus on your personal experience within the course over the past week and should prompt further discussion from your classmates. Please be sure to address the following questions:

  • Thinking about the topic you are utilizing for your Final Paper; how do party politics impact this topic? What position do each of the major parties (Republican and Democrat) and a third party take on your topic? Expand on this idea.

In addition to the questions above, also address at least one of the following questions as you reflect on the learning week.

  • What was the most interesting and/or intriguing concept you learned about during this week?
  • Are there any current events that you can recall that relate to the course concepts we are studying this week?
  • What insights have you had?
  • What concepts are causing you to struggle?
  • What questions have arisen for you at this point?
  • Do you have any helpful tips or ideas to help students better understand the material and course concepts?
  • What questions do you have regarding any of the discussions or assignments that your classmates might be able to provide insight? (Please note, if you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact them through email or in the Ask Your Instructor forum, as they may not see the question here.)

You are required to post at least 150 total words in the forum this week. You can post one time or ten times; the only requirement is that you post at least 150 words total and that you engage in conversation related to the course materials. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found interesting, or engage in a debate (respectfully, of course) about something you learned this week. The only requirement is that your posts must relate to the course content.