Government Discussion Post:
Instructors Notes: The first segment of this course is introducing the basics of government and origins of the American system. I want to give you all a chance to reflect upon those ideas with this first set of questions.
1) What do you think is the number one problem facing the United States today and why? Can you think of any potential solution to your chosen problem?
2) Aside from voting, what do you think is a good method of engaging with government? Can you think of any examples of your chosen method working to bring about change?
3) After reading the first few chapters of The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills, what points have you found most interesting? Are there any points that Mills makes (remember this was published in 1956) which you think are applicable to politics today?
I’m looking for 250-750 words in total across all questions.