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what is the u.s. constitution?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is the document which created the federal government of the United States. It is the legally binding contract where the 2 sources of power - the people and the states - ceded specific and limited powers to create this federal government.
The addition of the first 10 Amendments was to ensure that people understood that the government was strictly limited to only those powers enumerated in the Constitution, and additionally, the Bill of Rights enumerated citizens' rights which they had no authority to abridge.
It is not a "living" document, it is not a "flexible" document, it is a fixed contract which can only be changed by majority vote of the states.
And, sadly, it is a document that is all but ignored by almost all politicians, and 100% of all Democrats. The people in power, and the people who want government handouts dislike the limitations of the Constitution.
side note: Bush never called the Constitution a "goddamed piece of paper". The original article that had that on Capitol Hill Blue is no longer available (pulled because it was just unsubstantiated rumor?). And when one considers that the allegation is from unnamed sources who supposedly heard it from other unnamed sources, then one could say its factual basis is rather flimsy. Instead of believing everything you hear, you should dig up the facts for yourself.
- cosanoLv 45 years ago
not once you're working for president. His father became not an American citizen. His start gave him twin citizenship no count the place he became born. He additionally became accompanied by potential of his step father and lived in Indonesia for 5 years which failed to enable for twin citizenship. Google Berg v Obama. This lawsuit became thrown out yet there are 9 others pending in different states that are based on the constitutionality of his eligibility for growing to be to be president. All he has to do is supply the long form of his start certificates and yet another style exhibiting he reinstated his citizenship whilst he decrease back from Indonesia or by potential of the time he grew to become 18. Why does not he do exactly that?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The "Law" established to effectively and efficiently run a "Constitutional Representative Republic". Though it has imperfections, it is still better than this "democracy" we currently run under right now. Policy is not LAW ladies and gentleman, no matter how they try and spin it to you. Stop drinking the Kool Aid and Wake up. Thanks.
- 1 decade ago
A founding document of rules by which the United States of America is to be governed. Commonly anathema to the political ideals of the ACLU and liberal/socialist/communist/Democrats, in general.
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- truthspeaker10Lv 41 decade ago
According to the president, its just a "goddamn peice of paper".
- meLv 41 decade ago
Hey, not gh3y, That's what I was gonna say!