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    The right to bear arms has been an important conversation in America for decades. As of recent tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting and the Aurora Colorado Theater shooting, the debate is more heated than ever. From large-scale massacres to single fatality shootings, gun violence is unwarranted and heartbreaking. However, the Second Amendment protects individual citizens’ right to own firearms: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people

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    The Second Amendment of the United Sates Bill of Rights shelters the right to bear arms, in the last decades the urge to violate these rights by numerous senate member have been noticeable. There have been several proposals in regards to firearms regulation, such include the banning of arms or a set of laws and procedures that regulate not only the manufacturing of gun but also the possession of them. The biggest argument used by the gun control advocates is the fact that by imposing these laws the

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    government with excess power. In order to prevent America from returning to the ways of Great Britain, they crafted one of the greatest documents ever written, the Constitution of the United States of America. Contained in the Constitution is the Bill of Rights which details the rights the citizens of the United States of America are guaranteed. Unfortunately, during the past two hundred years, politicians seem to have lost focus on the principle of personal liberty. One of the most recent examples

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    raised in the suburban Park Ridge, Illinois along with her two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Anthony. She was raised in a very political and religiously conservative household, her parents being active members of the Republic party and in their United Methodist Church. She was an active child participating in various activities including swimming, baseball, she was a Brownie and a Girl Scout. She was also a very academically successful student in high school being selected for National Honor

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    The Inefficiency of the U.S. Constitution

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    The Inefficiency of the Constitution The United States' Constitution is one the most heralded documents in our nation's history. It is also the most copied Constitution in the world. Many nations have taken the ideals and values from our Constitution and instilled them in their own. It is amazing to think that after 200 years, it still holds relevance to our nation's politics and procedures. However, regardless of how important this document is to our government, the operation remains time

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    American people had no say in their rights or freedom. After the rebellion against Britain we became free from Britain and formed the Articles of Confederation, but it failed shortly after. The founding fathers learned from their mistakes and adopted different forms of governments from different countries. We became a democratic republic and we ratified our very first Constitution. After the Constitution we ratified and approved the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights

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    The Degree of the President's Power

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    struck a fairly proper balance between empowering and limiting power of the President of the United States, but limited the power more so than empowering. Although the Constitution claimed the President as the leader of the Unites States, he is not able to single-handedly make decisions that affect our country. He is a large influence in a majority of the decisions in the government of the United States. However, he does not have complete authority over others and many of the decisions are required

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    the constitution

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    The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787 by the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the supreme law of the United States. After declaring its freedom from Great Britain after the Revolutionary War, America was in need of creating a government separate from the rule of the king. This task was not an easy one to accomplish. The first attempt at constitution, the Articles of Confederation, failed miserably. The constitution that was established in 1787

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    Puerto Rico

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    territory of the United States. The islands of Puerto Rico were acquired by the United States in 1898, where Spain ceded the islands to the U.S. In 1917, the Jones Act declared Puerto Rico to be an “organized but incorporated” territory of the United States, and granted US citizenship to all the residents who wanted it. An “unincorporated territory”, according to the US Supreme Court Insular Cases, of the Unites States is ‘a territory appurtenant and belonging to the United States, but not a part

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    Who is Packin’ Heat?

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    Six million people today in the united states have a conceal and carry license (Vieira). There are 313.9 million people in the united states as of 2012. Conceal and carry is the act of concealing a firearm and carrying it on your person around in public. Forty eight out of fifty states in the United States allow for their citizens to carry a concealed firearm and it is up to the states not the federal government. So the question is to arm citizens or not to arm citizens. Does arming citizens prevent

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