The Importance Of Institutional Power And Personal Rights

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For years, the United States has managed to maintain a balance between its institutional powers and personal rights of its citizens. The US constitution has undergone multiple amendments aimed at providing more freedom while the same time protects the national interests. Recently conducted studies revealed that the majority of Americans feel threaten by the decisions made by the federal government (DePlato, 2015). The paper evaluates institution powers and personal rights that the legislature should consider upholding, eliminating, or adding in a bid to balance between personal rights and national interests.
The Most Important Institutional Power and Personal Right
The Freedom of Speech and Expression
The freedom to speech and expression is the most fundamental right that all citizens. The Constitution Bill of Rights identifies the freedom of speech as an important right that every US citizen deserves. Evidently, the United States has been on the forefront in promoting the freedom of speech in the global front. As the governmental agencies struggle to maintain the United States’ reputation as the world’s superpower, new leadership may be tempted
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As Americans prepares a presidential election, it is not clear whether the next president will be wise enough do deal with the delicate affairs such as war on terror, proliferation of nuclear arms, and emergence of hostile nations such as Iran and North Korea (DePlato, 2015). Evidently, the removal of rogue leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan has left a serious vacuum for terrorism to flourish (DePlato, 2015). The institutional power of the congress is becoming increasingly significant in regulating decision-making on foreign policy (Schlesinger, 2004). With its institutional powers, the Congress will be able to regulate the Presidency to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that may threaten the peace and security of

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