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1RUNNING HEAD: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO – THE US SENATEChallenging the Status Quo – A Critical Outlook of Georgia’s Representatives in theSenatePreston C. BrownKaplan University
2RUNNING HEAD: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO – THE US SENATEA senate has been at the core of democratic government since the dawn of true civilization including the empires of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who first came up with theidea of a senate to speak for the people (Roman Empire, n.d.). There have been many instances where the senate has appropriately represented its people and its thoughts and ideals, and America is no exception to that. The US Senate, deliberately designed in a very similar manner to the Roman senate, was the concentrated voice of the people (Roman Empire, n.d.). Edmund Randolph, a patriot who fought for the independence of this country in the revolutionary war, and one of the first senators representing Virginia and the first Attorney General of the US, described the senate’s responsibility as having the ability “to restrain, if possible, the fury of democracy” (Easley, 2015). James Madison described it as the cooler, wiser branch of government; truly a community giving equality to all the states, as every state had but two senators to represent it supported by the people (Easley, 2015). As we fast forward through time we examine the current senators of the great state of Georgia, a state immersed in its strong values and intense traditionalist background; the center for the succession from the Union in the Civil War. Now as a state Georgia possesses both the production of agriculture supporting the country but also a center for commerce. Throughout, this paper will discuss how senators Isakson and recently elected Purdue challenge the status quo and discuss if they truly represent the all of the people and ideals of Georgia (US Senate, n.d.). Georgia, has both an urban and rural presence here in the United States. Most people think of Atlanta when speaking of Georgia, a center for commerce and growth as it continues to
3RUNNING HEAD: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO – THE US SENATEmodernize to the ever increasing demands and occupations of it citizens. Nonetheless, much of