The United States is known as a forerunner of democracy and liberty. In order to successfully exercise this, the country has worked its way to become the most stable and powerful country in the world. This may not have been attained if the government, instead of embodying both liberty and stability within the state’s constitution, delineated from the current article and amendments as specified in its current set of laws.
In the case of the first amendment specifying the freedom of religion, press, and expression, the title itself speaks that there shall be no law that may prohibit the free exercise of religion, abridge the freedom of speech or the press. It also says that the right to peaceably assemble and ask for redress of grievances may never be prohibited (Mount, 2008). As such, this amendment greatly embodies liberty as it allows for complete freedom and prohibits any act that may infringe it.
It also prevents any government official to interfere with any matters that may be considered as depending on the decision of the person involved alone. This also excludes the government from the private lives of the people, thus giving them the liberty for the personal preferences. With the people being able to exercise their freedom on important aspects of their lives, this may lead to contentment as citizens of a country. This contentment may lead to becoming good citizens that serve as the main foundation of a stable community and nation.
On the other hand, the fourth amendment implies that people have the rights against unreasonable seizures and searches. This shall not be violated unless done with a warrant that contains a probable cause and particularly describing the area to be searched and the person and things to be seized (Mount, 2008). It points that the constitution respects the privacy of an individual. It also informs the people of their right from unwarranted seizures or searches.
This protects the people’s privacy and thus protecting their freedom as a private individual and also protecting them from probable cases of trespassing. Amendment Six carries the title “Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witness” which implies the people’s right to a trial that shows immediate results and honors the existence of witnesses (Mount, 2008). This amendment embodies the liberty and stability as a fast judicial processes point to a country with steady judicial systems.
Since the judicial system acts like the checker between the executive branch and the legislative branch, a stable judicial system may also point to a steady country or nation where people get a satisfactory court decision. This also upholds liberty as people are given the chance to undergo trial before verdict. This may save those who are truly innocent and punish those who deserve it. The fourth is amendment number nine which says that laws written in the constitution should not be created to deny or mock the others retained by the people (Mount, 2008).
This points out that all laws passed and to be passed should support those which already exist and kept as is from the time that the constitution was created. Amendments to be passed should not in anyway make the pre-existing laws invalid. These rules against laws that may promote invalidity of the earlier established laws show that the laws only support one another to make it a sturdy foundation of the society. A good constitution helps in making a country stable.
Like any games played with vague rules, the players will have a hard time coping and as such, rendering the entire game unsuccessful. As such, the prevention of rules that will go against earlier rules promotes stability. It also embodies liberty as people may suggest legislation that may be added to the earlier list. As such, the people are given the liberty to choose and decide on the more appropriate rule that may not infringe any of their rights.
Therefore being a country that upholds democracy it is but righteous that within the constitution used to run the country, there are existing laws that embody the liberty of the people and the stability of the country. The constitution contains both articles and amendments that prove this. It contains rules that do not hinder personal decision making while avoiding to compromise the peace and prosperity within the country.
Mount, S. (2008). The United States Constitution. Retrieved December 17, 2008, from http://www. usconstitution. net/const. html