Essay about The Declaration Of The Constitution

2235 Words Oct 18th, 2016 9 Pages
The Constitution is still relevant today because it was created as a framework which would provide guidance but not unnecessary restrictions without flexibility. The Constitution and its interpretation grows and changes with time allocating rights to the American people and a framework for its government as well as a process to ensure that it can be altered to provide what is needed to ensure a lawful and just democratic society. The masterpiece of the Constitution is within the Bill of Rights ensuring the basic rights of the American people to be protected from the burgeoning power of an omnipresent government. It ensured a process for recourse to prevent government intrusion upon the individual’s private life while guaranteeing inalienable rights that the government could not strip from the people. Among these rights is the Second Amendment, adopted on December 15, 1791 which stipulates, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (Kanovitz, p. 786) It would appear that this Amendment provides the American people with the right to bear arms but what does that mean and furthermore what does the US Supreme Court believe that this means? In this paper, I will attempt to define and distinguish the continual evolution of the interpretation of the Second Amendment. The Constitution contains seven articles and Article VI contains the “supremacy clause” which supersedes state…

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