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The defining document of American Democracy. Writen and signed September of 1787 it influenced American power and it's way of life. Created to replace the Articles of Confederation which were weak and didnt have any real power, it gave the federal and states equal powers as to help balance the sharing of power. The US Constitution seperated the government into 3 branches.
As to give equal power or a system of "Checks and Balances" so no 1 branch would become more powerful than the other. It has become a symbol of American democrazy and power and has even influenced other countries constitutions for more than 200 years.
Preamble of The US 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 defence, 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.
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President, Judge, Congressman or Senator: Hey, I have to take a dump. Is there any US Constitution left, so I can wipe my ass when I'm done?
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a document that is ignored by the United States whenever it deems appropriate, kind of like the Geneva Conventions
There is absolutely no consistency for when to follow the constitution, and when to ignore it.
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1) An obsolete document printed in the 1700's on hemp paper, establishing a new democracy and forming the basis for our current government. Well written piece but the Homeland Security Act has rendered it ineffective for protecting US citizens from illegal searches and seizures by our own police and military, under the guise of terrorist hunting.
Your property may be entered, searched and items removed without a warrant to do so, no notice the authorities were there or any written inventory of any items they may have taken.
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The codified constitution that defines and explains the function of government of the United States. It was written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and entered into force in 1789. It has been amended a total of 27 times, and the first ten amendments are the Bill of Rights, which define rights for all citizens of the United States.

The constitution listed out many concepts that have allowed the United States to stand the test of time, and many these concepts have been adopted into other countries constitutions. These include popular sovereignty, separation of powers, individual rights, limited government, checks and balances, and representative democracy.

Along with these concepts, the constitution also defined the limits of the federal government, and the powers that the state government. It should be noted that when the constitution was written, the States of the United States were considered more as countries unified under a federal government, somewhat like the United Kingdom of today. Therefore, the founders took great liberties ensuring a balance between the State government, Federal government, and the people themselves.
*The following is a fictional scenario used to demonstrate the usage of the term: U.S. Constitution. Any reference to a person: living or dead (living being defined as someone living on December 27th, 2020 or thereafter, and dead being those who died prior to this date and time) is purely coincidental (although subconscious thoughts in ones head about names may potentially make it more likely to use a name that is regarded as belonging to a famous person).

Harry: Wow John what is the codified document that defines the functions of the U.S. Government?
John: Why that would be the U.S. Constitution with 27 Amendments through 1992.
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