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The Missouri State Constitution
A discussion on whether the latest version of the Missouri State Constitution needs to be reformed.
# 75756 | 1,159 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 20, 2006 in Political Science (State and Local Politics) , Law (General)

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The Constitution of the State of Missouri is also a living document. It can, and has been, amended many times. It has also been entirely re-written, most recently in the 1940s. This paper argues that the Missouri State Constitution should not be "reformed" in any way that would be detrimental to the human and civil rights of all Missourians. It also contends that any measure in the current constitution that denies rights to groups or individuals on the basis of popular prejudice, or on misguided attempts at enforcing a single, "preferred" view of morality, is clearly wrong.

The Bill of Rights

From the Paper:

"Like the Federal Constitution, the Missouri State Constitution contains a section that is referred to as the "Bill of Rights." The provisions contained in the Missouri State Constitution's Bill of Rights serve to clearly elucidate the basic civil rights of all Missourians. They not only tell us what rights we possess, but they also prevent our officials from abusing, or taking away those rights. Broadly speaking, the current state bill of rights provides for the recognition of most of those civil liberties that have come to be accepted as normal and natural throughout the modern day United States. Yet to increasing numbers of people, many of these guaranteed rights seem either too vague, too liable to be misconstrued, or just simply out of step with popular values. For many Missourians, religion is an important part of daily life, and one that should not be excluded from government. "

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