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Are we staying true to our Constitution?

An understanding of historical context is fundamental to designing more effective policies in the future. Does our current political attitude honor this statement? Give examples in your answer. Are we staying true to our Constitution?

I don't believe that our current political attitude honors this statement. I believe we have come to a point in American society and politics where we are willing to sacrifice just about anything in order to enjoy a safe, secure and prosperous life today, with as few responsibilities and as little accountability as possible. As a society we are willing to sacrifice liberty in exchange for security.

There are numerous examples to be cited. Gun control is one. The second Amendment, without question, gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms. Some in American society attempt to explain away this amendment by saying "times were different back then," or "we are a more civilized society now and don't need that amendment." Both of those points are true, however the Second Amendment is still part of the Constitution and there are established ways for the Constitution to be amended. Through the democratic process opponents of the Second Amendment could seek to have it changed constitutionally. However, they are ignoring historical contexts and are attempting to nullify the Second Amendment in an illegal and unethical way, by using the judicial system and public opinion.

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An understanding of historical context is fundamental to designing more effective policies in the future. Does our current political attitude honor this statement? Give examples in your answer. Are we staying true to our Constitution?

I don't believe that our current political attitude honors this statement. I believe we have come to a point in American society and politics where we are willing to sacrifice just about anything in order to enjoy a safe, secure and prosperous life today, with as few responsibilities and as little accountability as possible. As a society we are willing to sacrifice liberty in exchange for security.

There are numerous examples to be cited. Gun control is one. The second Amendment, without question, gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms. Some in American society attempt to explain away this amendment by saying "times were different back then," or "we are a more civilized society ...

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This is a discussion regarding the attitude we currently have toward the Constitution. Are we honoring the historical context in which it was written or simply interpreting it to fit our desires today? Over 500 words of original text with links to informative websites.

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