(c) Assess the arguments in favour of introducing a codified constitution for the UK. (25 marks) Draft A constitution is a statement of how the political system works and contains the limits to government power and the rights of the citizens. Britain does not have a real constitution but we do have an unwritten, uncodified constitution. There are many arguments for having a codified constitution for Britain. The first one is that our rights are not well enough protected.
Hugo Black points out that the amendment says, Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech. “No law means no law.” The Constitution of the United States of America is perhaps the most valued and important document in our country. The Constitution in my own words is the understood rules established years ago by the first fathers of our country. The politicians who wrote the Constitution were trying to bring freedom to the country while at the same time equality. It was a very brave move for these men to try to enforce new rules and rights on a new country.
Fundamental human rights and freedom are being suppressed. The world has not changed that much. Despite this fact, it is still the mandate of the government in every nation to ensure freedom for its citizens and to make sure that they are not restricted from exercising their rights to
What I believe that the definition of independence is the absolute freedom to do what you want, and to not be held back by any rules or laws of government or man, but by the rules and laws of nature and your own conscious. My view of independence may greatly differ form your beliefs on the definition but in this paper I will try to show exactly what my perspective on the definition of independence is by my experiences, my beliefs, my thoughts, and research on the subject at hand. Firstly, I believe that independence can not be the definition of what your government says is independent. If you go by what the government says is independent than why not go by Chinas definition of independence, or by the communists party’s definition of independence. If you are being governed than you are not truly independent.
Laws can be change because later on we analyze that it wasn’t a positive thing to the government and the nation. The need for laws goes back when humans first were on this earth. It gave a sense of order for the way things should be. Amendments are important to keep the constitution relevant to the current times. When they wrote the original Constitution over 200 years ago, they could not possibly foresee how society would change.
On the political side, everyone is free to reject, to revolute and simply to say no. Another aspect of freedom which the American Dream stresses is the freedom of religion as the early founders of the American society have suffered a lot from religious abuse. Freedom of religious beliefs is a basic right for everyone, and any difference in religion cannot be a reason for difference in the gained rights in society. As the American Dream has given great value to the individual, the freedom of expressing person’s opinion and thoughts has imposed itself. Individualism that the American Dream has believed in has made people believe that as they are free individuals everyone should have an opinion and it must at least be heard and respected.
Many such documents throughout history have either failed or have outgrown its developing society. It is because of the Constitutions vagueness that our government is able to interpret it to fit our developing society. Many believe the Constitution has become irrelevant because no guiding principles seem to exist. The Constitution has not become irrelevant in defining the goals of the American Government. This is shown by looking at how the Constitution ensures and upholds the American ideas of rights, how it defines governmental structures, and how it permits the Supreme Court to shape and define public policy through Constitutional Interpretation.
In an overview, they express hostility towards big government, big business, big national debt, and big taxes. Their beliefs are surrounded upon the Constitution. “The constitution is a timeless document that guarantees our basic freedoms” (Tea Party Patriots). They claim to support all personal freedoms, as long as no harm comes to others or take away rights from other American people. The Tea Party movement believes no American President, Democrat, nor Republican should ever go beyond the Constitution, regardless of the issue at hand.
Limited government's responsibility and gave the individual convinced rights that neither the government nor majority could infringe on. The Constitution was initially written without the Bill of Rights and many Founding Fathers would not sign it since they feared that the federal government would be too powerful. It is important because each citizen should know the background of each rule in their country and the history between the decisions that the leaders and politicians made through the past. In conclusion, the bill of rights has a huge importance and impact in the life of an US citizen. It l help you to be politically active; helps to address significant issues and show the history of the systems through decisions as giving the states more defined rights.
Morgan Wolfgang September 13, 2012 English Mrs. Meister Is The Constitution Still Relevant? How would you answer the question “Is our Constitution still relevant to this day?” Well I would say that yes it is still relevant but there are rights that have been stretched and should be defined, such as The Right to Bear “Arms.” Are we misusing this liberty given to us by our founding fathers? I believe this is a God-given right to defend ourselves, our liberty and our families, but there is no reason that civilians should have bombs or grenades in their homes, that is what we have our military, to protect our country in major ways. All governments, dictatorships, and monarchies have the right to protect their families and liberty, but under the International Small Arms Control Standards made up by the United Nations the Right to Bear Arms is not given to us by our government it is just an American right, it’s a Human right to self-defense. Our founders understood that this right was essential to our self-defense as the children of God.