There are tons and tons of political documents that have been made, recorded, stored and archived. However, among these documents, what actually is the most significant and should be given most attention?
There is no universal answer to this matter. But we will be basing it on the history and value it holds, which in this case, is the United States Constitution.
That One Single Piece of Paper
The US Constitution was the first and remained the sole codified political document in history to include vast natural rights doctrine in a functioning and lasting governing document. Not to mention, having minimal changes for the past decades.
When it was being debated, discussed and ratified, it’s deemed as the most radical document that’s ever made in history. It has secured a number of things including but not limited to the following:
- Independence of states
- Right to bear arms
- Due process
- Freedom of or from religion
- Freedom of speech
- Separation of church and state
In essence it has created the federal government that was meant to be highly complicated.
That way, voters will not use the state’s coercive power in encroaching upon minorities.
Thus, giving every individual equal rights.