Creating Ideal State
Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country’s dictator.
Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify the governing style, functions of various branches of government, principles that govern leaders, the maintaining of the public good, which economic structure is most beneficial to your citizens, at least two domestic programs, ways to create national unity, ways to combat terrorism and violence, and international organizations to join. (See rubric for specific ways to meet the requirements of the paper.)
My country has been under the rule of our former president for the last 10years. It has not been easy for us the citizens as the president has brought a lot of division due to racism, wars between people of different races, and corruption. The president has been leading in favor of one race despite the different races that live here. He has been a dictator and for the last 5 years since his second term, the corruption rate has gone even higher. Public funds have been misused and the elected and close representatives, who have been very close to him, have used these funds for their personal satisfaction. The country got tired of his dictatorial rule and formed a coalition National Resistance Movement and the people aliased with the armed forces to overthrow him. This went well but the president did not take it well and so he paid goons with the help of our neighboring country which has a dictatorial ruler itself to demolish and destroy most of the public infrastructures like buildings and roads. They have been killing leaders and their close families in cold blood and terrorizing different towns non -stop. In this paper, I will discuss various policies and actions I am going to take to bring unity once more in my country as the newly elected president.
The governing style I will use as a new leader is the democratic style. I will offer a better way of handling situations in my government as compared to the previous leader. As a democratic leader, I will value the opinions of my people and will give them a chance to express their wants and when making final decisions I will put them into consideration. I will not give room for a gap to be between me and my people to grow because I will involve and work with them most if not all the time. As a democratic leader, I will urge my people through their elected representatives to come up with their ideas that they want to be implemented. As a newly elected leader who wants to make a difference from the previous manipulative leader, this would be the best style to work with the rest of the country and make a difference. The branches of the government are divided into three major parts; the legislative branch, judicial branch, and the executive branch. The judicial branch deals with the interpretation and application of the law. The federal judiciary members include the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, 94 district courts, and 13 Courts of Appeal of the United States, the president nominates them and the states do the confirmation (Maddex, 2014). However, federal judges are obligated to hold their seats until their resignation, death, or removal through impeachment by Congress.
The Executive branch is headed by the president and is stated in the Constitution’s Article II that; the president has the power and authority to accomplish a nations’ law. Additionally to his role as the armed forces commander in chief and state head, this government branch is inclusive of the Cabinet, the Vice President, the State Department, 13 executive departments, and Defense Department. Unlike Congress members, the Vice President and the President are elected via the Electoral College system. Lastly, we have the legislative branch of the government. This is the branch that has the power of making the country’s law. It was further divided into two major branches; the Senate and House of Representatives. The people of the nation elect the Members of Congress. As much as each state is entitled to two representative senators, the number also depends on how big the states’ population is.
The two public good domestic programs and how they will meet the public good Economic structure may include; first and foremost, the free-rider problem. When members of the public decide to buy public goods, this problem arises. As public goods are offered for free, most consumers choose to be free riders as there is no cost they pay to use these goods (Teece, 2013). People will never pay willingly to use a public good. The government has no intention of acquiring any profit from these goods as compared to private businesses. A very good example of public goods is the streetlights. They shine as bright despite the number of individuals who are using them. The government does this for the people and uses tax to pay for it. Business people can therefore use these lights to work even later in the night and hence the economy of the state grows as more tax is paid.
Secondly, I would use fairness. Most public goods are used to benefit some people and not some and it is not fair to everyone. The topic of the distribution of public goods is contentious and I would be a very different president. I would ensure that these goods are fairly and equally distributed to the citizens despite race or color. This will give me a chance to make a difference and hopefully it will bring peace to the country. Imagine a country where every person believes the distribution of public funds as free, fair, and just, is that not a peaceful and corporative nation? In cases where the citizens have to pay for funds, they pay equal amounts despite their social status, color, or race.
I have seen and experienced poor governance and in my ruling as a president, I would make a difference so that the coming generations will not go through what I have experienced. I would apply all the rules and ensure each governmental branch has respected and done its duties well. I would use the democratic method and listen to what the people of my country have to say and try my very best to implement them. The public funds I would ensure that every individual uses it and if there are chances of paying then each person pay equally.
Maddex, R. L. (2014). Constitutions of the World. Routledge.
Teece, D. J. (2013). Business models, business strategy, and innovation. Long-range planning, 43(2-3), 172-194.