Wednesday, January 20, 2010

American Government- Making a Law


Consider how laws come into being. Explain at least two ways a law comes into being, then outline 2 laws you would like to see in affect. Explain the reasoning behind them, by elaborating on how many people would benefit from your laws. For example, did you know you can't walk and smoke a cigarette in Belmont, CA. ? You can face up to a $250 dollar fine?

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  1. Paige5, Eric5,Brianna5,Kristine5,Ricardo5January 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    An idea for a new law is created by citizens that want to try to improve the way their community works, and if that idea passes as a law by the president, then it is made into an official law. Another way a law can be created is that the government proposes an idea to the public, and then the public votes on wether or not to make it a real law, and it also has to have the presidents approval. We think that there should be bike lanes on every street, encouraging people to ride bike instead of driving. This will also benefit all people in the community by being more green. Another law that we think will benefit the community is that everyone is permitted to conserve a certain amount of water. This is also green for the environment and will benefit the citizens in the community.

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  2. Great idea. What would be the consequence if one should "break" this rule? Who are the would-be enforcers?

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  3. "The book delivers 'big-time,' providing a perspective that should change how we conceptualize the lawmaking process, altering our perceptions of the role of different levels and branches of government in the process, and providing a provocative argument about why the American lawmaking process differs so greatly from that of other established democracies. It thus will become a 'must read' volume for all who are seriously interested in understanding American lawmaking and the role of our governing institutions in it."

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  4. Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people.Legal systems elaborate rights and responsibilities in a variety of ways. A general distinction can be made between civil law jurisdictions, which codify their laws, and common law systems, where judge made law is not consolidated. Last year, there was a law that was made on "Free hand policy", it helped the community to set one more rule on driving. I was not know that Belmont is the first city that made their own law, but "No smoking" is protecting everyone's health. There is a good public web to visit, there would be some more information about making laws.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

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  5. There are couple of ways you can make a law. One is if congress passes the bill and another way is if people or citizens come up with a good idea. I think we have to come up with laws for immigration quota and child abuse. Those laws might help our community to improve our nation. Those are major problems because child abuse creats bad image in child's mind and they might avoid school or public places. There are many other laws that needs to be fixed.

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  6. The way to make a law is when the President makes it and then presents it in front of the congress then the congress decides if the law is worth pass on to make it real. A law that has been pass is the voting rights law and the the brinking law to stop people under 21 from drinking. Another way to pass a law is by the major of a city but that law is only for that city not anywhere else in the world. Their has been other major who have liked some laws from other city and try too make the laws pass in their city.

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  7. In order for a law to become a law the congress and senate need to agree. Two laws that i wish we had are a immigration law and domestic abuse... or if we have them it would be good to reinforce them. In the first ammendment it says that no congress can prohibit someone to express them self.

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  8. There are couple of ways you can make a law. One is if congress passes the bill and another way is if people or citizens come up with a good idea. I think we have to come up with laws for immigration quota and child abuse. Those laws might help our community to improve our nation. Those are major problems because child abuse creats bad image in child's mind and they might avoid school or public places. There are many other laws that needs to be fixed.

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  9. in order to make a law the president has to create it and then the congress have to discuss it.and then after that they decide if they should make the law or not. i also think that sometimes the laws that they make are just not the business because not many people like them. and also sometimes they see something wrong and they really don't pay attention to them and many people get affected because they don't do anything about them.

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  10. Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people. Some laws don't make sence, like that homosexual merriage. And this Belmont smoke free, in my place there are more than 30 people smoke, and that's just one place. And why do they still sell ciggarettes in some liquore store, and gas station. They said you can only smoke in your property, and car. Am a smoker myself, last time i was on my skateboard smoking ciggarette, and a police officer stop me. He told me that i can't smoke while riding skateboard. "You can only smoke when you're in your property or car," the officer said.
    "I don't have a car," i respond to him, and he just drove away and told me to put out my ciggarette."

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  11. You cant talk on your phone while driving. You have to use bluetooth. You cant be drunk and drive at the same time. The limit is you have to drink less then 0.08. I would like to see that they will legal weed. I will like to see that they will illegal cigarette. Becuse weed is better than cigarette. Because less people will die.

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