Constitutional Essays

  • Constitutional Politics

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    Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were written, these documents still continue to shape American political culture. The Constitution seems to be the most powerful of American historical documents, giving rise to a constitutional politics in which every aspect of the document plays a vital role. The most heated political debates are often over the constitutionality, or lack thereof, concerning the issue in question. Differing interpretations of the Constitution allow for

  • The Constitutional Issue of Abortion

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    The Constitutional Issue of Abortion Three Works Cited    Many people believe abortion is only a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained

  • Constitutional Democracy

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    Constitutional Democracy The basic premise of a constitutional democracy is that government has rules and all of the people have voices. Through free and fair elections we elect candidates to represent us. The Constitution of the United States guarantees us the right to do this, and to live democratically. The framers attacked tyrannical government and advanced the following ideas: that government comes from below, not from above, and that it derives its powers from the consent of the governed;

  • Hegel and the Russian Constitutional Tradition

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    Hegel and the Russian Constitutional Tradition ABSTRACT: This paper advances the idea that Russian constitutionalism developed through a reinterpretation of Russian history in terms of Hegel's concept of the World Spirit. Russians implicitly viewed their nation as the embodiment of Hegel's World Spirit, which would have a unique messianic mission for humanity. However, the specifics of Russia's historical development diverged from Hegel's critical stage of ethical development, in which individuals

  • Constitutional Monarchy and Malaysia

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    Discuss the concept of constitutional monarchy with reference to Malaysia i. Constitutional monarchy in general Constitutional monarchy can be described as a form of government in which a monarch acts as the head of state but functions within the parameters or guidelines of a written and/or unwritten constitution. Although the government may function officially in the monarch’s name, the monarch does not set public policies or choose the political leaders. Constitutional monarchy therefore differs

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain

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    The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain Royalists versus republicans; It is an age old debate and one that perhaps will never be solved, however I will attempt to untangle the arguments and make my own mind up. Many say that the monarchy is outdated and it is true to say that the world into which the Queen Mother was born did not have aeroplanes, computers or nuclear missiles. In the 100 years of her life, there have been two world wars and The British Empire, which once ruled the world,

  • Democratic and Undemocratic Aspects of the Constitutional Convention

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    Democratic and Undemocratic Aspects of the Constitutional Convention The Articles of Confederation was the first government of the United States. The Articles had created a very weak national government. At the time the Articles were approved, they had served the will of the people. Americans had just fought a war to get freedom from a great national authority--King George III (Patterson 34). But after this government was put to use, it was evident that it was not going to keep peace between

  • Affirmative Action Violates Constitutional Rights

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    Affirmative Action Violates Constitutional Rights In 2003, the United States Supreme Court will hear two affirmative action cases. Each is dealing with the actions of the admissions office of the University of Michigan. The cases, Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, have been called "this generation's Brown v. Board of Education." (Montoya.) These cases have much hanging in their mists, "The outcome of … affirmative action cases will determine whether our society moves forward towards

  • Constitutional Convention: Day by Day Occurrences

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    Constitutional Convention: Day by Day Occurrences May 29, 1787 After these few short days of the convention here in Philadelphia, I realized that it would be important to keep personal records of this convention to assist in future discussion. This will also help me with remembering details of the events. Today the "Virginia Plan" was presented by that state's delegates. They proposed a series of many resolutions that seemed well thought out to me. The plan was written by James

  • Absolutism vs. Constitutional Monarchy

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    survived, faulted, or have been altered. Many of these governments came from early European countries. Two of the most popular types of governments to come from Europe are Constitutional Monarchy and Absolutism. Traces of Constitutional Monarchy and Absolutism are still seen today in different parts of the world. Constitutional Monarchy and Absolutism have its roots set in England and France respectively. Much of original regulations that have been put in place by these governments have occurred

  • Accurately Assess The Incorporation Of Constitutional Conventions

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    Constitutional Commission A (hypothetical) Constitutional Commission is considering how (if at all) constitutional conventions might be incorporated into the draft of a new constitution of the United Kingdom. What options face the Commission on what to recommend about conventions, and which course of action would be preferable? In order to accurately assess the incorporation of Constitutional conventions into the draft of a new Constitution of

  • Constitutional Monarchy: The Best Form of Government

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    government. When hereditary monarchs can act as a social conscious with no hands in politics and an elected parliament can run the country without the need for glamour or prestige is ideal. When you separate glamour and politics what you get is a constitutional monarchy which is the best form of government. Thomas Aquinas speaks of the highs and lows of governing and what power can do to mankind in his political prose De Regno - On Kinship.“… Just as the government of a king is the best, so the government

  • The Benefits of the UK Having a Constitutional Monarchy

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    The Advantages of the UK Having a Constitutional Monarchy As we enter the 21st century, the discussion about the existence of constitutional monarchy has become more and more commonplace. The ¡®constitutional monarchy¡¯ means the monarch's powers are largely exercised by the elected government. The Queen is Head of State which means she symbolizes the ultimate sovereignty of the state and represents Britain in an official capacity when foreign Heads of state visit the UK. Different people

  • Absolute Rulers Vs. Constitutional Government

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    prompt, the two modes of rule are absolute rulers and a constitutional government. Absolute rulers act as monarchs who feel they have sole responsibility for the outcome of their people. At the end of the day, it's what they say or the highway. No one can overpower their decision because it was their "divine right" (they were chosen by God himself to rule). On the other hand, constitutional government was pretty much the opposite. A constitutional government gives balance between authority of the government

  • The Government Does Have The Constitutional Power To Suspend The Constitution During A Time Of Crisis

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    deserve neither liberty nor safety," says Benjamin Franklin in Historical Review of 1759. Others tend to say just the opposite of what Ben Franklin quoted. With that being said, a key question comes up for discussion: Does the government have the Constitutional power to suspend the Constitution during a time of crisis? Certain documents were brought up for discussion that deal with certain articles from the Constitution and some acts/laws that the Congress passed to substantiate whether the government

  • The Constitutional Convention

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    convened to revise the Article of Confederation (Constitutional Rights Foundation, 2009). Congress felt the Article of Confederation was not enough to effectively deal with the young nations issues. Congress knew it was time for the country to move forward, and to do that, there would be some big changes ahead, and that was the end of the Articles of Confederation, and the beginning of the created US Constitution. Reasons for the Constitutional Convention After the Revolutionary War, Congress had

  • Cyber Bullying and Hate Speech

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    Free speech is both a universal and national liberty. The United Nations and the United States of America believe that free speech is something that humans should be allowed to exercise. However, each respective group has their own limitations. These limitation, although broad, protect against free speech being taken too far. Like any liberty or privilege there must be a line in the sand to keep extremists from aggressively using and abusing this right. The United Nations formed "The Universal Declaration

  • Constitutional Connection

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    4.3 - Worldwide Connections to the Constitution The United States Constitution was signed on September 17th, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention and from there on out, dictated the future of American government and politics. The Constitution is a written document that defines the basic law of the country and how power is dispersed through the people and the government. As per the Constitution, American government is divided into three branches: the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, and

  • Constitutional Republic

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    Constitutional Republic Between 1787 and 1791 the Framers of the US Constitution established a system of government upon principles that had been discussed and partially implemented in many countries over the course of several centuries, but never before in such a pure and complete design, which we call a constitutional republic. Since then, the design has often been imitated, but important principles have often been ignored in those imitations, with the result that their governments fall

  • Constitutional Amendments

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    democracy. Initially the Bill of Rights was only applicable to federal government but later state government also became part of it. Almost 27 amendments were proposed were proposed but after discussion 10 were given a green signal to be added as constitutional right (Kozak, 2011).