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Unformatted text preview: Constitution has been brought up to speed through amendments and interpretations. Democracy strives for political equality, which all adult citizens enjoy. Democracy is also dynamic, which partially explains why some democratic shortcomings, like allowing slavery, were in the Constitution. By now, however, those glaring shortcomings are long gone, which demonstrates that the Constitutional system that has emerged is no longer that of the Framers. (Dahl, 27) In other words, the Constitution itself is not perfectly democratic, yet it helped mold a democratic country with a committed citizenry. That, in my mind, is a tremendous success and, in the spirit of democracy, I believe the Constitution, which has shown terrific flexibility, should be as democratic as the citizenry wants it to be....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 201 taught by Professor Griffin during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.
- Fall '08
- American Politics