The Constitution And The United States Should Still Follow Today

1523 Words Apr 20th, 2015 7 Pages
In the years from 1787 through 1788 a number of papers began to appear that radically changed American government. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote eighty-five different letters to newspapers that helped ratify the Constitution and create a system of checks and balances for the government that the United States should still follow today. The Framers constructed the Federalist Papers to avoid many of the problems that the American government is facing today such as the Supreme Court infringing the boundaries of the judicial branch by creating their own laws. This violation of the delegation of powers can be seen in the upcoming case that will soon be decided on April 28th, 2015. The goal of this trial is to force every state to adopt same sex marriage. This breaching of judicial power goes specifically against federalist papers 78 and 79. The Framers, who wrote some of the most important papers in America’s history, never intended for the Supreme Court to become a separate legislative body. This judiciary system is far different today than it ever was in the past or than it ever was intended to be in the nation’s founding. Paul Valery, a French philosopher, once said, “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” 1 The future was clearly planned out with strict guidelines in the Federalist Papers. Through these papers the Framers created these standards so that the government would have a set of rules to follow to secure a…

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