What is the us constitution even for?

The obcenity law existing is proof the first amendment is invalid.

The existence of forced prison labor and unjust laws makes the 13th worthless.

And the fact you need to fight to keep the rights makes the document itself worthless.

It makes sense to have to fight to keep them from other countries invading but that's a promise from the US to the US citizens it makes absolutely no sense that the US citizens have to fight for what is in that document and they have to fight against the US so what is it even for?

Update:

Thank you for the answer but you're not correct obscenity is not protected under the Constitution.

The first amendment is not a defense you can use if you are arrested for obscenity because obscene material is not protected material.

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  • Pat
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Every one of your statements is wrong.

    You are not qualified to discuss a document that you are too lazy to read.

    https://www.usconstitution.cc/

  • 1 month ago

    Read the 13th Amendment: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME WHEREOF THE PARTY SHALL BE DULY CONVICTED, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    Sooooo.......slavery and involuntary servitude are not abolished....Just extremely restricted.

  • 1 month ago

    This question proves you don't know the MEANING of any of the Constitution.

  • L
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    The U.S. Constitution gives Americans Freedoms and Rights.  There is no such thing as an Obscenity Law.  When a person cusses............they are just being rude.

    'Forced Prison Labor'?  What do you expect prisoners to do while being in prison?  They can't sit on their butts 24/7.............the work to pass the time.

    ' You need to fight to keep the rights'...............this refers to military personnel protecting our Freedoms and Rights from our enemies.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Have you read the First Amendment? it says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The operative word in the Amendment is "Congress". Congress has passed no obscenity law. The Amendment does not restrict state or local governments from passing such laws.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Constitution is "open" to interpretation.  That's why the Supreme Court exists.  Your opinion that some laws are "unjust" is not proof that they are.  How does the Constitution protect the USA from "other countries invading?"  Which specific laws do you feel are "unjust?"  The first amendment IS a defense you CAN use in obscenity cases.  The question isn't CAN you use it BUT is it applicable.  Spend much time in Court?

  • 1 month ago

    The Constitution is not frozen in time and is subject to interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some tend to construe the provision liberally, others do not. I believe it is a living document and must be adapted to the changing society. 

    In reference to the U.S.  Constitutional Convention in 1787, Ben Franklin was asked by a lady what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer: "A republic, if you can keep it." Yes, you always have to be vigilant and have to fight in courts to keep it as we had to during the Trump administration. 

    Obscenity laws are subject to the protection of the First Amendment. Pornographic material is protected, but nothing is absolute, not even the first Amendment. For instance, Supreme Court has held that speech that creates clear and present danger is not protected. [During the latest impeachment, that is the argument against the President.]  13 Amendment abolished slavery, not prisons or forced labor, but as a result of challenges, all prisons have to pay something, it is usually a dime an hour. Some pay a quarter an hour or more. They are also given option of work available. It is considered rehabilitative.  It is a precious document that is intended to create a balance of power, between the three branches of government. Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Trump tried to destroy this country by attempting to consolidate his power. Over all three. By packing the judicial, and he already had the Senate that did not provide balance, Republicans were spineless. Supreme Court and the Judiciary did its job in the election lawsuits. It worked, but we came close to a breaking point. Always vote. 

    ...Obscenity is difficult to define, some consider porn obscene material. Once a justice of the Supreme Court stated in a case [dicta], I know it when I see it. Others have tried to come up with objective standards about what is and what it is is not. 

    In law school they taught us that the Constitution is what the Supreme Court says it is. For instance. The Supreme Court once found that segregation was constitutional [separate but equal was alright]. Plessy v Ferguson. Years later, the Supreme Court outlawed it in Brown vs Board of Education. Same constitution, this is why there is such a fight with nominations.    

    ...You can get arrested, you can challenge and win. Some have done exactly that. ACLU has fought those type of cases many times. 

  • 1 month ago

    The Roe V Wade Amendment is threatened by conservatives who hate Women's Rights, The First Amendment is taken away for Black Lives Matter protestors. None of the rights are absolute and are subject to change. The Constitution is a "living document" subject to change I learned from Political Science class

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