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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Constitution
Transcript of The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Constitution
The first strength we have found is in Article 1, Section 8 A. This states that it "Gives Congress its powers, including: to establish and maintain an army an navy...". A real world situation this brought to mind was that if the U.S, Army falls, they would have the power to create a new army to protect the U.S.
We found the second strength in Article 1, Section 5B. This states "that Congress must have a minimum number of members present in order to meet...". For this we came up with the situation that without it a state could put in an infinite number of votes so they have who they want to win win.
The third strength we have found was in Article 4, Section 1 A. This stated that all states will honor the laws of other states. This is important, because without this, there would be crimes in other states and not some, and there would also be those states that, because of other rules, would not arrest criminals in their state that did crime in another. Later on this might also lead to a situation alike the Articles of Confederation, where each state becomes totally independent.
The second weakness we came upon in the Constitution was in Article 2, Section 1 C. This states to us that you must be 35 years of age and born in the USA. We believe this is unjust because there could be someone born outside of the USA, moved here and become a full U.S. citizen, be completely fit and maybe even better than the people running for President, but unable to run for it since their birth was not in the U.S.A.
The first weakness we found was in Article 3, Section 1 B. This states that judges serve for life, or until they want to retire. We find that this is not a good case, for one side (Republican vs. Democrat) could rule the house and always get their way, or there could be only older people judging so they might not know what modern things are exceptionable.
The third weakness we came across is in Article 2, Section 2 B. It states ,"... the Constitution only uses masculine pronouns "he," "him," "his," ". When the day comes that a woman is elected president she might want to change the whole thing because she feels she isn't included.
The part we want to change in the Constitution is how long the Judiciary term is. This should be changed because there is probably many people from an older generation that serve as Judiciaries. This could pose a problem because the older people there might not know what not as acceptable these days or vice,versa. We think the Judiciaries should serve a term of about 8 years and be at least 30 years old. That is so there can always be different age groups and different levels of knowledge and wisdom.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Constitution