A well-rooted nation in the world should have stability and organization. A likewise stable and ordered government with a definite constitution of the people can only attain this condition. Therefore, the constitution, which consists of the sum of all the laws that governs the state, should be dependable. This duty thus places a significant responsibility on the shoulders of the senate. According to the constitution of the United States, does it have such a senate that can be considered established and trustworthy?
In an article written by Publius, the senate’s character was scrutinized for its stability and order, which defines the credibility of the constitution it modifies and protects. Senators are required to be thirty years of age and nine years of citizenship. The author hails this since to him, the older men are capable of more information. It is uncommon to say so since with age comes wisdom.
Nevertheless, the nine years citizenship is uncertain since the time range does not actually define a person’s patriotism. Publius pointed out that a man with less than nine years of citizenship can be patriotic and devoid of foreign influences and at the same time a man with more than nine years can still be full of foreign influences. It is equally important that appointment of senators should not be emphasized because such incidence can be unreliable and concentrated to only a single cause.
The senate should also be a representation of the mixed principles of the people it serves. Each state throughout the nation should have a justified portion of the senate by their representative. In this way, the equality between different principles and cultures is achieved. The number and duration of term of senators should also be analyzed. How much is replaced and how long they remain in position can greatly affect the amendments that occur in the constitution.
Although senators are constantly changing every election, the Senate as a whole should have a set of unified priorities and goals because without this unity, laws will change with the senators in power owing to less stable and credible laws of the nation. References Publius. The Avalon Project at Yale Law School. (2008, May 16). The Federalist Papers: No. 62, The Senate. Retrieved May 16, 2008, from http://www. yale. edu/lawweb/avalon/federal/fed62. htm.