The Federal And Texas Constitution

1143 WordsApr 27, 20175 Pages
The Federal and Texas Constitution, despite both being created to outline governmental power, differ in the enforcement of the order created by focusing on entirety of the country and the individual people respectively. This is shown through the extent of control on legislative power, the issues presented in each Bill of Rights, and the overall fluidity of the document while in effect. The Constitution of the United States, signed September 17, 1787, is the basis of all government in the United States. It provides the general setup of the government through a system of checks and balances, the powers of each individual branch, and the standards to which the government should adhere. The US Constitution creates a blanket under which states…show more content…
The Texas Constitution clearly states that investment in a water storage project is necessary “to encourage the optimum regional development of systems built for the filtration, treatment, and transmission of water and wastewater”. This statement gives justification for spending tax revenue on this project, as water is a basic human necessity. In addition, the Texas Constitution provides grounds for reasonable expenditure on the needy or disabled in Article 3, Section 51. These provisions directly impact citizen’s daily lives and leave little room for interpretation. Considering the difference in detail between the US and Texas Constitutions, one can deduce the purpose of writing each Constitution. The United States Constitution needs to find balance between protection for the people and infringement of unalienable rights. This balance needs to be applicable to the entire country, not a localized district. The Texas Constitution, however, is able to address the primary needs of the smaller population it presides over. Texas can add provisions about resource management or aid to the disabled because in a smaller scale these are viable considerations. It addresses state specific needs, such as agricultural considerations and potential loans to stimulate the local economy, in a way that is simply not feasible to address on larger scales. In addition, the
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