Janet Smith Instructor Abdullah English 1300.01 April 9,2014
Laws And The Differance They Make
Edna Buchanan once said," Our system is not one of justice, but of law." Laws are important because without them this country would be in total chaos. What if you commited a crime and suffered no conseqences behind it? What if you could do whatever you wanted to whomever you wanted to and nothing was done about it? Everthing about human civilzation requires some form of goverment to prevent injustice and maintain order. The United States is governed by the Constitution and serves as the supreme law. The Constitution of the United States was adopted on September 17,1787 and it has been amended 27 times; due to eithcal and moral changes in society. In the United States, each individual state has its own constituion that it is governed by, that serves as fundamental blueprint for the legal and political organizations in that state.
Laws for same sex marriages are critical for today’s society. Each individual state now has the discretion to decide their own same sex marriage laws due to the Supreme Court overturning the "Defense to Marry Act"in 2012. This law was passed down by former President Bill Clinton in 1996 and did not allow the Federal Goverment to accept legal marriages between same sex couples. If this Law had not been over turned how do you think it would have effected the 901,997 same sex households in the United States?
With all the laws that the United States has in place there are some laws that are changed or overturned. The use, sale, and possession of cannabis (marjiuana) in the United States was illegal until 2012 when the federal government announced that if an...