The Pros And Cons Of Obeying The Constitution

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Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers gathered to amend the Articles of Confederation, and compromised their way into creating the Constitution, which goes on to be one of the oldest living documents to this day. It is, by far, one of the most influential documents in this United States, and even other countries have modeled their legal documents after it. Although many people agree with the constitution, there are also many individuals opposed to it; one in particular. Georgetown Law Professor, Louis Michael Seidman, believes that in order to achieve a “real freedom” we should not be bound to a document that was written so long ago, by men who are not aware of what’s going on in today’s world. In 1787, when the framers arrived in Philadelphia,…show more content…
He goes on to mention that a lot of people are skeptical to changing the constitution, or scrapping it, because they feel it will bring too much chaos and disobedience. The professor believes that because the framers of the constitution went against the Articles to create the Constitution, it’s ironic that we are so intent on obeying the constitution. He doesn’t believe that disobeying the constitution would necessarily lead to tyranny and chaos, because everyone should be united in knowing that freedom and order is better than tyranny and chaos. He also mentions other countries that do not need a constitution to keep the order, like New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Seidman believes that our government would not function much differently without a constitution. We would still have our houses, presidents, states and Supreme Court. They’re institutions and procedures that we have had for so long that a lot of people would probably not want them to change. He believes that we should be inspired by the constitution, like a poem, rather than let it command us. Professor

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