Employees of governmental agencies and other non-governmental organizations are routinely asked to prepare position papers, which present a particular
opinion on an issue. Position papers include a concise summary of the issue, followed by a well-developed and supported the argument that takes a specific
position. Along with clearly explaining the rationale behind an opinion, the author must discuss potential outcomes, as well as how they will be addressed.
During this course, we have discussed how policy is formulated with the input of both internal and external political actors. To better understand this
process, you will create a position paper on an issue of your choice.
I attached the first paper provided that gave me an A+. This position topic has been linked to partisan politics and special interest groups that get politicians
elected, who then take it to the judiciary hearings during nomination processes. My position is no matter what rhetoric is used or what government may
claim, the judiciary is the most consistent branch of the government when it comes to hot button issues. Contrary to Alexander Hamilton’s belief, the judicial
branch is FAR FROM being the least dangerous branch. always split and always along with the ideological view of the constitution rather than common sense
and non-partisan interpretation (from both sides). The bottom line is it’s not showing as neutral any more.
Please follow the guidelines for the FINAL RUBRIC that is attached.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
A. Provide a comprehensive background for your chosen issue (including when the situation came about, those impacted, and any laws passed to
address the issue). [POL-327-05] B. Which historical events related to this issue have had a significant political and social impact on American political development?
C. Identify which institution(s) of government would be most suitable for reaching results on this issue. Evaluate this institution for its related historical
II. Sides of the Debate:
A. Evaluate each argument for its key strengths. [POL-327-04] B. Evaluate each argument for its weaknesses. [POL-327-04] III. Position:
A. Which argument best supports your position? Provide specific rationale in support of your argument based on scholarly research. [POL-327-04] B. What are two key theories of American government relevant to your position? Explain the relevance of:
1. Theory I [POL-327-03] 2. Theory II [POL-327-03] C. Explain why your congressional representative or senator should take the position you are advocating. [POL-327-04] D. Based on your position, what are potential impacts on the policy-making processfrom:
1. Internal influences (such as other elected officials) [POL-327-02] 2. External influences (such as interest groups) [POL-327-02] IV. Considerations/Recommendations:
A. Based on the assessment of the current political climate, do you foresee a significant shift in public opinion concerning this issue? Explain. [POL-327-
06] B. Consider possible arguments opponents of your position could make and provide a well-supported rebuttal to these claims.[POL-327-04] C. Differentiate between whether an institution of government should advocate for the creation of new legislation or whether a change of current law
is most suitable to achieving desired results based on your recommendation? Explain. [POL-327-01] D. Assess the likelihood of success for your proposal and suggest possible solutions in order to attain desired results.[POL-327-0
10 PAGES (not including cover sheet and reference page) ALL in-text citations and reference should be done in APA format, with double spacing and 12 point
times new roman font.