Ratifying The Constitution Essay

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Ratify the Constitution The state of New York should adopt the proposed constitution. Now in 1788, eight states have approved to ratify the Constitution of the United States. While this seems to be a successful effort there need to be at least nine states to approve ratification. If any other state that has not already decided approves ratification then the Constitution will be ratified, but the remaining states must still decide. Along with this decision, there is also debate about the policies and expediency of the Constitution. The state of New York should adopt the proposed constitution based on the following reasons. Firstly, it is important that this decision is made based upon the common citizen and not upon the pride of an office position, which is shown in the quote, “…let us, on this solemn occasion, forget the pride of office; let us consider ourselves as simple citizens, assembled to consult on measure that are to promote the happiness of our fellow-citizens.” (“NY Debates” p. 216). The Constitution should be ratified for the common good of the citizens and the liberties the Constitution grants to the citizens. The union must be preserved to uphold the values that created it in the first place. Citizens have earned the rights and liberties the Constitution outlines and they need to …show more content…

The quote, “After all, sir, we must submit to this idea, that the true principle of a republic is, that the people should choose whom they please to govern them.” (“NY Debates” p.257), shows that there is a strong importance of freedom to the people and that they deserve that freedom granted by the Constitution. There are policies that can and must be changed to perfect the government but first, it must be implemented for the people to choose how they are governed. Citizens above all need the ability to choose who governs them, but that is just the beginning of rights the citizens

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