The Uniqueness of the American Constitution

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The Uniqueness of the American Constitution We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. This document, written more than 200 years ago is still the backbone that allows America to be an example of freedom and righteousness to the rest of the world. Unlike any other government doctrine, the Constitution has remained an active governing force through the changes of American society. It allows its citizens the basic freedom of human beings and…show more content…
The states hold just enough power to keep the federal government from having complete control. This adds a balance that had no duplicate in any country, which perhaps is what leaves many people dreaming of America. One of the elements people incorporate into the American dream is religious freedom. The governing forces of this country have no religious or denominational theme. Instead, the founding fathers made it clear that a government should function according to basic human decency and morale, not religion. A strict separation of church and government is declared in the Constitution. This is not to prevent holiness from entering politics, but to keep politics from entering holiness. Often times in governing bodies, though the motives are pure, the outcome is somewhat crooked. This is why such a separation is necessary; to keep government from corrupting church. Another reason is simply to prevent governing bodies from dictating individual beliefs, because America was never meant to be a dictatorship. From the start, Americans, like all groups of people needed an example. They needed someone not to be a dictator, but a leader. Due to the division of powers in the federal government today, the threat of dictatorship is almost non-existent. The President can be overridden by Congress as well as by the Supreme
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