Why Is The Constitution Important

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As one of the oldest national constitutions, the United States Constitution is compulsory to uphold the sanctity of America. The Constitution was created to set forth and maintain the country’s basic rules. Not only that, but it also protects the basic rights of the People.
For example, today the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all states. This was determined from the 14th amendment which stated: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor hall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” In summary, the amendment to the constitution is still able to serve our country by attempting to resolve a large conflict and ensuring the rights of all Americans.
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Without these changes to the Constitution, the government would have had the ability to silence protests, to take away the people’s weapons, to search ones property without a given reason, and to jail the people for given reason.
As old as it is, the Constitution is still a vital part of our still growing country. Without it, the federal power of the government would be too strong and the rights of the people would be at harm. With current issues arising with foreign affairs and the rights of American citizens, the Constitution is needed now more than
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