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How Was The Greatest Constitution And Government Formed

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How Was The Greatest Constitution and Government Formed
George Washington
Political Science 201
Professor X
August 24, 2012

Introduction
The Greatest Constitution and Democracy on earth, these are my heartfelt feelings concerning the country that I live in. Why do I feel this way, because of the freedoms that we naturally have as citizens of the United State. Freedoms that are sometimes ignorantly ignored by the average citizen instead of being cherished and utilized. U.S. citizens have rights thanks to the original Bill of Rights, for example the right to free speech and the right to bear arms. The framers of the U.S. Constitution which is the basic structure of the American system ...view middle of the document...

Therefore, the "framers convened in Philadelphia in 1787, to form a more perfect union, promote the general welfare." (Levin, 2012, p. 30). On May 25,1787 the Constitutional Convention opens for business with George Washington, elected president of the body.

The framers wanted to create a system that would be durable and withstand the test of time. Which is a tremendous strength, the durability of our constitution, our constitution was designed to have scalability so that it can be applied to future generations. Our constitution employs a representative democracy, they did not want the monarchy style of government that the British had. The framers, wanted government close to the people, by having elected representatives elected by the people.

A weakness to the Constitution would be the process to make any changes to the Constitution can be a slow and tedious process. I would also state, that this process may take some time to get the ball rolling, but if the majority of the citizens feel the need and the cause for change is extremely necessary the change will occur. The passing of Civil Rights Act of 1964, " In 1964 Congress passed Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241). The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The word "sex" was added at the last moment. According to the West Encyclopedia of American Law, Representative Howard W. Smith (D-VA) added the word."

One way to strengthen the government structure in place, is to ensure fair voting of elected officials at the national and state levels. Impose term limits on congressmen, to help eliminate affiliations of long term congressional representatives with special interest groups and corporations. Another way to strengthen government, by limiting the amounts personal, business and corporate donations are donated to political campaigns.

A weakness with the Constitution would be, the time it takes for change to the Constitution or amendments, but the process has worked thus far could be easily overcome if there were provisions to help speed up the process for amendments to the Constitution.

Federalism
An advantage to a national policy that is implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy is that the bureaucracy is the organizational form of the executive branch. This allows for the bureaucracy to make laws through rule-making, which is delegation of authority. The bureaucracy delegates authority to the department or agency that will be responsible for its implementation. The bureaucracy in the United States is partly made up civil service agencies, that regardless of who has been elected to an office, the bureaucracy continues, despite the decisions made in the political process. Because of the framework of bureaucracy, it has been considered politically neutral.
A reason bureaucracy works, due to the separation between politics and administration. Laws and policies are made by...

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