The Constitution Of The United States Essay

1089 Words Oct 11th, 2016 5 Pages
As an antifederalist, the Constitution should be amended according to the needs of the current American society. An Antifederalists argues against the Constitution in attempt to improve upon the rights guaranteed to the people. Contrary to this view, a Federalist believes that the Constitution is acceptable the way it is. However, this is false. The Constitution has several parts that are in need of updates in order to suit the current American society. One example of an update that needs to be made to the Constitution is the 9th amendment. The 9th amendment states, “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” This means that there are certain rights that are not named in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights that the people possess. While this amendment does help to protect the principle of republicanism by giving rights to the people, it is much too vague. The amendment is left open to interpretation, and in todays society, that can lead to issue. In a Forbes article regarding the 9th amendment it says, “In some ways it is unfortunate these rights were not specified in the first place”. The vagueness of the 9th amendment does not effectively let people know what they can or cannot do without punishment. These rights need to be specified. The Consitution should be changed and the rights that are protected under the 9th amendment should be specified. Another problem with the…

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