Immediately, it became a model for other nations across the globe to emulate in governance. Even about three decades ago, the United States constitution was still viewed as a model that other nations used as a…
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This paper focuses on the reasons behind the declining influence of the U.S. constitution and why is should be a concern to the United States.
This decline can be attributed to the nature of the United States constitution. The U.S. constitution was written more than 200 years ago and only minimal changes have been made since then. This is irrespective of the dynamic way things have been changing over the last several decades. Additionally, other nations have come up with better constitutions than the U.S. constitution, which are now being emulated by nations that want to write or update their constitution. Furthermore, many nations view the human rights such as the right to privacy as a very important part of the constitution. This is unlike the U.S. constitution where the right to privacy is not explicit. Generally, the U.S. constitution does not address the human right adequately irrespective of the fact that most countries are increasingly becoming concerned on addressing the rights of their citizens adequately. This has led to great similarity in chapters of constitutions addressing human rights in many countries making many constitutions different from that of the United States (Law and Versteeg 762-770).
Another aspect that has made the U.S constitution quite unpopular is the way it has overemphasized on the rights that the government cannot provide to individuals. This is opposed to the aspiration by other nation to include positive rights in their constitutions. Another possible reason for the declined influence is the controversy that frequently arise when the U.S. constitution is being interpreted due to lack of language specificity (Law and Versteeg 762-763).
The fact that the U.S. constitution was written two centuries ago means that it cannot address current challenges. A factor that has made amendment of the United States constitution hard is the fact that the citizens pledge their loyalty to it, which
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U.S. Government and Politics: Constitution
The U.S. cannot be said to be a democracy without its Constitution otherwise there will be strong possibility of the country taking a turn towards fascism, communism or despotic rule. It cannot be denied that the rule of law is the foundation of freedom because it creates limits on the government in terms of violating the rights and freedoms of citizens.
The format that this paper will utilize is to first identify topic sentences and then proceed to answer the questions using a paragraph structure. Without question it was recognized by the original authors of the U.S. constitution that changes were eventually going to be needed in order to accommodate the changes in the needs of the nation.
As a 'global' issue, some of the more salient contrasting facts about women's living conditions in the Developing World or China, Africa, and Islam with be posited against how progress has been made in the US. It will be argued that however much there is both legislative equality or the legal ideal of it in the US, in practice there are some important limitations to the so called progress that has occurred from the time of the right to vote to the present.
In such a mixed population, different cultures exist. Culture denotes all characteristics that make a certain group of people distinct from the rest. These characteristics are mostly those learned but not naturally acquired. With all the different races having varying cultural aspects, co-existence is tasking.
Therefore, issues arising from these three areas will affect criminal justice systems either positively or negatively. Globalization is one factor that affects criminal justice systems gravely. This is because; globalization has made the whole world be like a small village.
Their respective military might dictated the imperatives of their refraining from direct military engagement with one another and hence, the conflict between them took the form of a Cold War - a war which did not translate into direct military confrontation.
However, this is not the case twenty-five years later. An examination of 729 federal constitutions collected from 188 countries as from 1946 to 2006 was also done by New York University, looking for any resemblances to