Compare And Contrast Constitution And Texas Constitution

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Texas Constitution V. Maine Constitution What is a constitution? According to Merriam Webster Dictionary a constitution is a document that describes the system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state or organization is governed. In numerous ways, the Texas and Maine constitution are similar documents. The both contain a bill of right that protects the civil rights and liberties from the government. The one similarities of the Maine and Texas constitution is the gun law. In Maine State the gun law states that “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned” also the Texas constitution also states that “Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the state; but the legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crimes.” The two documents do not prohibit the use of …show more content…

The removal of this right dehumanizes prisoners. The streets of Texas are filled with blue or white collar criminals on bail or simply waiting for their sentence. Presently, if individual are found guilty of a crime, but they are not given a judicial sentence they are still allowed to vote; why should there be treated differently from convicted criminals who are locked up? However, allowing prisoners to vote while in prison would increase voting turnout and also Texas would gain the reputation of becoming one of the two states that allow prisoners to vote while in prison. The Texas and Maine state constitution are both used to govern their respective states. They both limit government, separation of powers, and also they both have bill of rights that protect the rights of the people. But, in various ways, the documents have key differences that distinguishes one from

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