By retaining a rigid amendment process, it protects the people from the passions of small factions that threaten to sabotage its original meaning. It must utilize this procedure in order to firmly establish its role as the chief law of the state. In essence, a new constitution must be drafted with thorough deliberation by considering primarily how it can maintain its legitimacy with the consent of the governed for generations to
For the first era of the Constitutional System, the right of pursuit of happiness was directly equated with Property Rights. Legislators, however, had trouble with the precise application of constitutional law. In attempting to resolve the issues of the scope of protections to different rights, the concept of Judicial Review became the process for declaring legislation unconstitutional. Judicial Review, however, was not concrete as it was influenced by the everchanging constitutional thought of the time. In the beginning of the United States, Property Rights were the most protected rights.
Perhaps, he prepared a proposal with twenty-three different points in were the Constitution could be reform. It’s hard to understand why he name this book like this. In my opinion, it does not have much sense to transform something that is perfect and convert it in something more perfect. However this book is based on the author political opinion on respect to the United States Constitution, more like from the democrat party than conservative. In fact, the Constitution as how it’s right now it does not meet the need of the country right now, due to many issues that the nation is facing and because of the constitution said can’t do much.
For example, it says in Document 5, “ At least...give the proposal Constitution a fair trial, and mend it with time, occasion, and experience may [require].” This shows Americans shouldn’t judge the Constitution before hand, but still give it a chance. Even if Americans want to change the Constitution, they can. Moreover, it states in Document 5, “ Reflect that the [Constitution] comes recommended to you by men and fellow citizens who… love their liberty and their country.” This shows the Constitution was accepted by people that care about the citizens of America. The others that disagreed with approving the New Constitution are inaccurate because the constitution deserves fair judgment and suggested by respected authorities. This is why I think the New Constitution should be approved.
When constitutional monarchy is implemented, a leader born and bred with the upmost education rules instead of an ordinary elected representative. Advocates of constitutional monarchy claim ” knowing you will serve for a life term reduces the risk of corruption, while an elected politician may feel the urge to take advantage of his position knowing it will not last.” Presidents have a limited time of ruling, long-term problems are not solved; a new elective would like to focus on other issues. Democracy does not lead to prosperity but instead, social conflict as various opinions are
Amending to the United States Constitution serves to be politically arduous within the contemporary generation today, as the stakes are low regarding which amendment will succeed through the amendment process. The Constitution ratified in the year 1788 serves to be a creed laid out by the Founding Fathers of America in the hope of establishing a country based on independent grounds capable of serving political and social values. The framers established the constitution within the grounds of law and order as it is composed of 27 amendments that mark political and social rights held by every individual. For example, the first ten amendments serve to be specific rights ratified in order to protect individual liberties (Sidlow and Henschen 42-43).
It is obvious that in the 21st century, liberalism tends to be all powerful. Liberalism includes the concept of liberty and equality and two types of liberalism are also introduced, which will be discussed in the following essay. It is a compound of political, social and economic theories that emphasis on liberal in individual, freedom of economic, democracy and the way to rule the country by law. First of all, let us define what liberty is. Liberty comes from the word “liber” in Latin which means free.
Citizens could also register or update their registration online or at the polls, and registrations would move with a voter when they move within a state. The new Philippine Government is switching into a federal system with a national government strong enough to unify the states in their pursuit of common goals without completely robbing the states of their independence. If they had not done so, it is unlikely that the ratifying conventions in the several states would have approved the Constitution. Indeed, the inclusion of the federal principle in the Constitution was a critical factor in its ratification. The head of central government is limited in what they can do and many decisions are left to state governors, depending on the level of autonomy said states have.
However the Constitution is a primarily based Western doctrine which is problematic when referring to it as the Supreme law of our country. Providing recognition for African Customary Law is evident through various sections of the Constitution. However, this forces an African perspective into a Western legal paradigm. The idea of modernity is subsequently quantified by the apparent need to modernize African law into a Western legal system. This ironic contradiction of the Constitution is supported by.
The Members of Parliament acts as the representative voice of the people .All legislation must be approved by the leader of the governing party ; who is not selected by voters but by party members , Members of Parliament and the Senate (Government and Political systems, n.d). Many years later after independence, the Westminster system is no longer able to adapt to the present needs of the Caribbean region . The Caribbean’s democracy is under existential threat (Girvan,2011) because of factors such as poor economy , the drug trade , globalization , the increase of crime and poor administration of justice throught the Caribbean .Hence, there are some Caribbean countries that call for the ousting of the Westminster Systme through referendumand constitutional reform to include the use of an alternative system of governing that is more suitable for the Caribbean