The Importance Of The Constitution

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On September 17th of 1787, a group of men to whom we call “The Founding Fathers,” wrote one of the most famous documents; The United States Constitution. The goal when writing the constitution was to help better American lives by creating a set of Ten Amendments that grant basic rights to all citizens. The Founding Fathers essentially took pieces out of other famous documents like those of The Magna Carta (1215), The English Bill of Rights (1689), and The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom (1786) to help conserve rights to everyone (Hardy 8). As time went on, it became clear that the amendments originally written were not clear and the interpretation needed to be changed. “Overtime, Supreme Court justices began to follow one of two courses …show more content…
It is said that by adding amendments as well as changing the interpretation of the current amendments potentially changes what the founding fathers intended for the constitution. The intention to write the constitution was to help our society change but the many who argue that it should not alter do not wish for changes like women voting. “The role of federal courts, particularly the supreme court is to interpret the laws, including the United States Constitution, and render decisions in the legal cases that arise under their jurisdiction within the framework of legal precedents- no to nudge the constitution to new meanings not included in the original text” (Jacobs 3). Changing the constitution could potentially hurt our society and government today. Today’s society will be hurt by the things we change within the constitution. “The dangers to the new system of government ensured by the first president apparently did not lie within the desire of the people to improve it in the light of experience” (Vital Speeches Of The Day 4). If political powers grant the people of the United States to change things written within the constitution, the people may take advantage of that. For example, the people would want to change legal matters like drug use and alcohol consumption age. Giving the people …show more content…
The society within the United States is changing and so should we to not only help our society but to help our government grow as well. “The strength of the United States Constitution is its inheritability to change as society does. The constitution is applied as it is interpreted by judges, most importantly the nine justices of the united states supreme court and altered by amendments (...) (Evinger 4). By allowing the constitution to change as our government and society needs to, we are able to grow as a nation as time continues. If the constitution stops being amended,the constitution we could have a society that does not follow what the government says because they do not want to conform to society. Our nation has changes so much since the constitution was written including population, states (now 50), capital buildings, supreme court/white house buildings, new acts, more government spending ($3.8 trillion), political parties, religious/race freedom, and more (Hardy 9). Should our country have the same laws as over 225 years ago? Our country is at a point where change should happen because of how much our country has grown over the years. We would have no individual expression or freedom that we do today if the constitution were never amended. The basis of our political system is the right of the people to alter their constitution of government, but the constitution

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