The United States Constitution And The Constitutional Government

1177 Words Aug 21st, 2015 5 Pages
The United States Constitution has been in place for two hundred twenty-eight years. The basis of our society’s laws has revolved around our Constitution, and is used to give equal rights to all United States citizens. The question I am imposing is; is the Constitutional Government too outdated to take care of our large and ever-growing society? People are always debating about how to carry out the laws enforced by the Constitution and still keep our society intact. Many things in the Constitution are already not completely abided by because we are fitting the needs of our large population, just not as well as we could be. The government’s process may be handled as in the Constitution, but the rights stated in it are not followed; so do we really live under ”Constitutional Government”? Having a democracy means that not everyone is going to get what they want, but do the people of the United States actually want to follow the Constitution literally as it is written now?
As the Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” People many times interpret this in their own ways, which causes conflicts at times. I believe that our founding fathers meant for this to state that all citizens of the U.S. are meant to have equal rights and opportunities. Knowing this, most people recognize…

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