The United States, Independence, And Declaration Of Independence Vs. Constitution

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¨Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” This quote, said by Abraham Lincoln, clearly describes one of America’s main duties, which is to not interfere with the Constitution and uphold the Constitution. But as you look at what America is doing today, you will find that the that the United States’ government is not doing such a splendid job at upholding the principles of government established in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. It is debated across the entire United States, by not just politicians, but by the common man also, whether the United States is following those principles. On one side of the debate, it proclaimed that America is doing …show more content…
While it is often argued that the founding documents of the United States provide support for a right to health care. Nevertheless, it is often overlooked that nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or Constitution does it state that there is a right to health care. First of all, the main federal health care law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or “ObamaCare,” according to Healthline.com. The health care law also requires that people get coverage or pay a penalty at the end of every year. However, nothing is stated in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence about there being a right to health care. The Affordable Care Act is said to not follow the Constitution, but “ it was passed by the United States Senate, it was approved by the House of Representatives, it was signed into law by the President of The United States, and the case was adjudicated by The United States Supreme Court. All three branches of government approved of the law,” as stated by Ezkool.com. It had to be passed by all three branches, due to the Separation of Powers principle, and the Checks and Balances principle, which are both established in the Constitution. So, at least the government is following those principles. But Healthcare.procon.org states that the purpose of the Constitution, as stated in the Preamble, is to “promote the general …show more content…
On one side of the debate, education is said to be following the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, while providing a beneficial education to students. However, if you look at the facts and what education should be in the United States, you will find that the united States is not upholding the principles of government in the United States when it comes to education. First of all, to get straight to the point, the problem with education is that since the Constitution states nothing about education, it is up to the states and the people to decide what to do, but the people are not getting much say in their children’s education. Ed.gov states, “Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States.” This means that education falls under the principle of Federalism, established in the Constitution, which is the sharing of powers between the state governments and the national government. This would also fall under Amendment Ten in the Constitution, which states “ he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” But if you take a look at what is happening currently in our nation, you will see millions of Americans protesting their state’s way of handling education, meaning

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