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What is the purpose of the United States Constitution? May its purpose be to serve as the backbone of and the linchpin for good social order in America? By good social order, I mean that the individual can know at all times where he stands in relation to both other individuals and to the state; and I also mean that the state can know at all times where it stands in relation to the individual and to all individuals. Is this not the purpose of all constitutions? May this conception be perceived to be more or less the reasonable truth? Are there unintended consequences related to establishing and upholding a constitution, specifically, our Constitution? Do these consequences affect how some Americans feel the Constitution is to be properly viewed? By unintended consequences, I mean the perpetuation of social inequities that have existed since document's ratification. If one considers first how some Americans feel the Constitution is to be properly viewed, I think he/she will... read more

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