Constitution Persuasive Essay

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Colon 1 Justine Colon Professor Krieger Pol 1101 September 23rd, 2014 The United States Constitution The Constitution is a document that has been around for hundreds of years. It was written very well for it's time, but some ideas aren't really modernized. There are many clauses in the Constitution that are beneficial and good for society. Other clauses, on the other hand, are a little outdated. Some ideas for the Constitution weren't that great from the very beginning. There are even some ideas that could be added to the Constitution. The document is a good start for government, but it's not at it's full potential just yet. One Amendment that should be removed is the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia,…show more content…
“ In the U.S. for 2010, there were 31,513 deaths from firearms, distributed as follows by mode of death: Suicide 19,308; Homicide 11,015; Accident 600.( The solution to this problem, is to just get rid of the Second Amendment. Limiting the amount of guns in the world is a good thing. The main purpose of a gun is to inflict harm onto others. If there are less guns, there is less violence. The Second Amendment does more harm than good and should be removed from the Constitution. Another thing that should be removed from the Constitution is the Electoral College.The Electoral College is located in Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution. Basically, people don't vote for the president. People vote for electors, and those electors elect the president. The problem with this is that someone can win the presidency without winning the popular vote. Majority of Americans could have voted for President X, but President Y could still win. One recent example of this occurring is in the 2000 election, Bush v. Gore. “In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote in the election, with 50,992,335 votes to 50,455,156 votes for George W. Bush.” ( Al Gore had about half of a million more votes than George Bush. Because of the electoral college, George Bush was still
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