- In what ways does the Constitution contrast the Declaration of Independence and place limits on individual liberties and a truly democratic government?
- To what extent is the Constitution a democratic document?
- Does the Bill of Rights balance out the limits to personal liberties that are proposed in other parts of the Constitution?
- Why would the Constitution say nothing about who can and cannot vote?
- Doesn't that in itself show that the original Constitution was undemocratic?
- How has the government become more democratic over time?
- What rights do we have now that we did not have when the Constitution was ratified?
- Does this imply that the Constitution both limits the tyranny of the majority as well as its own tyranny?
- Does the system of checks and balances make it difficult for government to act?
- Does it, indeed, reduce the scope of government in allowing one section of government from being too powerful?
Friday, September 5, 2014
Chapter 2, Part VII
Questions to Consider: