Pros And Cons Of The Constitution

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Freedom A poll taken shows a whopping 49 percent of Americans believe that the constitution needs to be updated and less old fashioned. Why should the constitution not be updated? The right to bear arms, have freedom of religion, and speech are all examples of why our constitution should be left and appreciated for what it is. To begin, as the constitution stands now the right to bear arms, or the second amendment, has many advantages. One advantage is for protection. For example, if a break-in occurred, the family has the right to protect themselves, as well as their house. Also, when hunting, firearms are used to help supply food. Another example is that people have power if the government tried to overstep their boundaries. As Ben Franklin…show more content…
The truth is the second amendment or the right to bear arms is still in place to protect us from being at the mercy of a dictator. In fact Piers Morgan stated “The second Merrell3 amendment isn’t there for duck hunting, it’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs, 1776 will commence again if you try to take away our firearms. (Gun control 2016)” Some Americans may also take freedom of religion for granted. Only having one religion would be simple, but what Americans do not realize is that countries that do only have one religion normally have a dictator. When speaking poorly about Muhammad Muslims face punishments resulting in death. (Sharia law,2017) The first amendment is the way it is because, citizens should not be punished for practicing the religion of their choice. Also, coming into America Muslims should not expect us to accommodate them. George Carlin once said “Religion is like a pair of shoes… find ones that fit you but don’t make me wear your shoes. (goodeads,2017)” Leaving the constitution as it is will insure that religion in America is
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