U.s. Constitution : Why The Document Is Indispensable And Must Not Be Deserted
Dr. Kelly Phillips
United States History to 1877
15 October 2015
U.S. Constitution: Why the document is indispensable and must not be deserted
Citizenship is the fiber that unites all Americans. We are a nation connected not by race or religion, but by shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality. What does that exactly signify to the average American citizen? It indicates that several of us, including myself, have not only expressed several of our rights such as freedom to express ourselves, freedom to worship as we wish, voting in elections, serving on a jury or purchasing or owning a firearm but we aspire to protect those rights.
While being an American offers numerous benefits, it also brings with it certain imperative responsibilities. It is your duty to demonstrate your commitment to your country by supporting and defending your constitution, serving and protecting the country when required, and respecting and obeying federal, state, and local laws.
Several of today’s political debates are often brought on by misconceptions of what exactly is the government’s role is and its responsibilities to its citizens. Yes, the government plays a vital role in conveying the rights and duties of citizens and how to protect them from threats. Yet, this is vastly different from how individual’s assume that the duty of the government is to create these rights or implement people’s duties through various programs that replace a person’s ability to assess and…