How May Our Government Be Different If We Did Not Have a National Constitution?

How May Our Government Be Different If We Did Not Have a National Constitution?
Constitution?
The national Constitution defines the existing political system. Therefore, the government is formed respectively to constitutional norms. In such a context, the government could be absolutely different, if we did not have the national Constitution because there would be no legal ground on which the national government could be built up.

As the matter of fact, the alternative to the national Constitution is a system of legal acts that may define the political of a country, like the constitutional monarchy in the UK (Irons, 113). However, in case of the US, the system of legal acts could not necessarily lead to the same political system and the same government as is defined by the Constitution. To put it more precisely, if there were no Constitution, the government would likely to be shaped by states, instead of general elections conducted nationwide (Mckay, 182). In the past, the people sovereignty was of the utmost importance and the Constitution limited the people’s sovereignty to certain extent (Kennedy, 193). Therefore, without Constitution, the US government would likely to mirror the implementation of the people’s sovereignty, when the government would be rather a formal entity than the entity that had the real power in the US (Pipes, 113). In fact, the government would focus on national interests and governed the US as a confederate state rather than the federal state.

Thus, in conclusion, it is important to place emphasis on the fact that the government could be different if we did not have the national Constitution.



Works Cited:

Irons, P. A People's History of the Supreme Court .New York: Penguin, 1999.
Kennedy, D.M. et al. The Brief American Pageant. New York: Wadsworth Publishing, 2003.
Mckay, John P. A History of World Societies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
Pipes, Richard. Property and Freedom. New York: Random House, 1999.

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