Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Us Constitution

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The constitution for Missouri and the United States share many ideologies. One of these similarities is the right of the government to tax its people. Taxing is when part of someone’s purchase or income, is taken away from the government so they can provide and afford services for the people. In the sixteenth amendment, passed in 1909 it states: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration” (US Constitution). This essentially means that the United States government has the power to collect money from a person’s income. As well as being able to collect it there is also the power to implement the…show more content…
The simple answer to the security of human rights and obligations is all stated in the Bill of Rights. These amendments have extended beyond the first ten. This is a strength because it preserves the moral duties of the government and its citizens. The Bill of Rights extends to the fact that the constitution is a living document. This is stated by the Necessary and Proper Clause that explains anything not stated in the Constitution can still apply to the government in the future to keep up with changing times. As well as the United States has the power to get rid of or keep amendments. So this document is flexible for an ever-changing nation. The strengths of the Missouri Constitution is that it grants people the right to have initiative and referendum. Initiative is when the citizens of Missouri can bring about their own legislation to present to the Missouri House. It is very practical in a state and can really let the words of the common men be heard. Another advantage is the referendum which is the referral of the citizens to have a vote. Overall, for the Missouri Government to really appeal to the needs of the people is a

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