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U.S. Constitution

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The laws of these United States of America are in place to remedy the issues within and against American society by ensuring American’s citizens’ rights are protected against other citizens, organizations, and the government itself.[1] America’s founders gave future generations a framework, the supreme law of the land, to guide the path of the country in a way that they saw just.[2] The U.S. Constitution has been the framework for the American government and society for over 200 years to promote the country the founders of the nation had envisioned. The Constitutional debate today is over how this document should be interpreted and, as such, the competing views on the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution has been one of the most debated issues in American government/politics since its creation![3]

[1] “Law and the Rule of Law,” accessed January 22, 2021, https://judiciallearningcenter.org/law-and-therule-of-law/.

[2] “Creating the Constitution,” accessed February 1, 2021, https://www.ushistory.org/gov/2c.asp.

[3] Stephen G. Calabresi and Daniel M. McIntosh, “The Great Debate: Interpreting Our Written Constitution,” The Federalist Society, Last modified 1986. https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/the-great-debate-interpreting-our-written-constitution.

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The Varying Interpretations of the United States Constitution

The laws of these United States of America are in place to remedy the issues within and against American society by ensuring American’s citizens’ rights are protected against other citizens, organizations, and the government itself.[1] America’s founders gave future generations a framework, the supreme law of the land, to guide the path of the country in a way that they saw just.[2] The U.S. Constitution has been the framework for the American government and society for over 200 years to promote the country the founders of the nation had envisioned. The Constitutional debate today is over how this document should be interpreted and, as such, the competing views on the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution has been one of the most debated issues in American government/politics since its creation![3]

[1] “Law and the Rule of Law,” accessed January 22, 2021, https://judiciallearningcenter.org/law-and-therule-of-law/.

[2] “Creating the Constitution,” accessed February 1, 2021, https://www.ushistory.org/gov/2c.asp.

[3] Stephen G. Calabresi and Daniel M. McIntosh, “The Great Debate: Interpreting Our Written Constitution,” The Federalist Society, Last modified 1986. https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/the-great-debate-interpreting-our-written-constitution.