America should not have a Universal Mission
First, this is because the constitution already has a unifying statement (Gabbard & Fornieri, 2009). The main reason mission statement exists is to keep people focused towards attaining a specific goal the constitution has set out a mission to establish justice, to ensure there is no domestic problems have a strong defense so as to secure blessings of liberty to the people.
America should also not have a unique mission statement since this would make it look like it claims superiority in moral standards over other countries (Billias & Grob, 2010). The mission of the country if it was to be established would most likely show how America is great this would not go well with the other countries that might see it as a supremacy battle in the level of moral standards.
A mission should be unique to the people in the context. It is hard to establish a unique mission which will only be applicable to America and hence any mission that is picked will just be a representation of what every human believe, this would remove any essence of having a unique mission yet standing for universal human values.
Congress is not a Dysfunctional Unit
The main reason why people term the congress as dysfunction is due to lack of knowledge on what the congress should actually be doing (Haskell, 2010). Most people believe that the congress should get its things done in greater speed; this is wrong because, for anything to go through, t must pass the many bureaucratic processes awaiting authorization from the different departments.
Differing opinions on matters by people of different districts is also one of the reasons why processes are slow (Shroedel, 2009). Different congresspersons represent their district feelings and opinions this means that they will be different on what they think. The fact that there will be this difference is also one of the problems since every member must defend his or her opinion so as to represent the views of the people from his or her district.
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