Malachi asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 months ago

In what ways has the US Constitution set up potential tensions in modern society?

2 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    First, 'potential tensions' is an oxymoron: you have tensions or you don't. They grow or they ease. The US constitution was really TWO constitutions. One was, as someone has noted, to set up laws of the land and courts to enforce them, etc. Also, the political and governing procedures. What was missing was ANY guarantee of rights at all for individuals. The chief purpose of this 'first' constitution was so that the people who had invested money into this very expensive war could recoup it with profit. The whole idea of personal freedoms came into play when the colonies refused to ratify the (banker's) version without inclusion of a bill of rights and several binding amendments. Remember these are 'Amendments' were not included at first.

  • 8 months ago

    The Constitution didn't "set up" any kind of tensions in modern society. Any tensions that arose have been the desire to oppose compliance with the laws of the land.

    The document was created first, setting up the policies of American social structure based on the rule of law. Anarchists who believe they don't have to comply with the law seek to change it to their preference without consideration for the citizens as a whole.

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