The World 's Longest Surviving Written Charter Of Government

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Nations can own much land, wealth, or large amount of population. However, none of the factors make a nation great. Russia has much land and China is the wealthiest nation with the largest population. However, both of these nation have something in common. Citizens of Russia and China are both not free. There is only one foundation for the greatness of any people. The law is the foundation of any people. According to Black’s Law Dictionary law as, “The regime that orders human activities and relations…” Whether the citizens of a nation agree to maintain the laws they hold or to give birth to new laws demonstrates the strength of a nation. According to Western Journalism, the, “U.S. Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government…” America has a firm foundation of principles. However, the Constitution claims itself to be law of the land, yet the Declaration of Independence speaks of the “Laws of Nature and of Nature 's God”. These laws both have many differences as well as similarities such as who is authorized to alter the laws, where each law comes from, and how their laws are made to coincide. In Article 1, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, it states, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” Congress alone hold the legislative power. For this reason, legislation is produced by fallible men. In the words of Daniel

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