The Constitution And Declaration Of Independence Essay

2458 Words May 12th, 2016 10 Pages
¨Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” This quote, said by Abraham Lincoln, clearly describes one of America’s main duties, which is to not interfere with the Constitution and uphold the Constitution. But as you look at what America is doing today, you will find that the that the United States’ government is not doing such a splendid job at upholding the principles of government established in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. It is debated across the entire United States, by not just politicians, but by the common man also, whether the United States is following those principles. On one side of the debate, it proclaimed that America is doing an above average job at following the principles of government in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. However, some of today’s current events, including gun control, health care, equal rights, immigration, and education, prove that the United States of America is not upholding the principles of government in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
The first current event that implies that the United States is not following the principles of government is gun control. Now this is a highly controversial subject that has been debated for years. Although, many critics claim that our nation’s government is doing just fine when it comes to gun control and is following the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.…

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