We are in a ever changing world. So why be afraid of change if it is
already happening all around you. Some amendments are just not up to par
with today's society. It still says that African Americans are 3/5 of a
human that is ridiculous and needs to be changed.
I am suggesting updating the U.S. Constitution to align our countries current issues with the 21st century. Our political views are thoroughly misaligned with the wishes of a free society. In the year 2016 many Americans believe that the Second Amendment was somehow chiseled in stone by our founding fathers and nothing could be further from the truth.
Yes, I believe that the U.S. Constitution should be updated and revised for the modern times. It is even stated in the Constitution that we need to do this every once in a while. Our forefathers were smart and clever and thought of this ahead of time, knowing how much things can change in a society. The other reason it should be revised or updated is because of technology. There are many things that are prevalent in our society that were not around when it was written.
Serious question - what part has been overtaken by events? What part have we grown out of?
The question is vague, and presents no visibility on what would possibly be in need of change. As far as I can see, the amendment process is valid, and the original constitution is still a shining example of building a free world.
A major purpose of the US Constitution was to create a system of government that can withstand time, which is exactly what our Constitution has done. The Constitution and it's Amendments have been constructed with vague language that is up for interpretation. Throughout history, these things have been interpreted in different ways based on what is needed for the time. In addition, the fact that we can amend the Constitution, and have done so 27 times, shows that our Contitution allows for a process to make permenant changes to the Constitiution if necessary.
The US Constitution is the longest standing in the world for a reason.
No, I do not believe that the U.S. Constitution should be updated and/or revised for the modern times. The original Constitution can be interpreted to match the issues that go on in the world today, it not need to be changed. This is a good time for the saying, if it's not broke, don't fix it.
No, the U.S. Constitution should not be updated and revised for modern times, because people and the U.S. Supreme Court still take far too many liberties when it comes to the constitution. Anymore, the U.S. Supreme Court says that there is nothing that Congress cannot make a law about in the name of the commerce clause.