Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Amendments To The Constitution

1212 words - 5 pages

CJL 4064

Amendment Project

As requested by the committee chair, I have examined the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments of our Constitution. It is imperative for the participants of the Constitutional Convention to update, and furthermore, enhance the Bill of Rights. The amendments were created with a valuable perspective on individual rights in the 1700's. Today, in 2010, our country has developed in the use of language, our principles, and our overall society. After close examination of the amendments, it has come to my attention that they no longer read to today's society. Essentially, I would like to continue the amendments using the same guidelines our forefathers used centuries ago, but include new aspects updating the Constitutional Amendments to reflect our current nation.

To understand the amendments better, it was apparent that language changes needed to be made. Since the amendments were written centuries ago, the language is very out dated. As our language has evolved, the exact meaning of their words has become more difficult to understand. Bringing the language to date would make the words and concepts used by the founders clearer to modern time, and therefore easier to understand for the society. Since our language has improved since the creation of the US Constitution, current readers are left to interpret the amendments in their own fashion. With an update of the language, clarity is assured for our citizens, and they can therefore have a clear understanding of what they are required to abide by.

In regards to the 4th Amendment, it is incredibly important in order to protect the rights of citizens in the United States. Most of us live either in a home or apartment where we have all of our sentimental items. Some of these items are documents, birth certificates, and house deeds. It is imperative that the law protects us from someone coming into our home and having access to these items without reasonable cause and a lawful warrant. Since the government is based on the framework of law, it is only fair for those that are going to have their personal property entered be given the opportunity to have legal council. This acts as a protection against any police interrogation as the premises is being searched. In the past, this was not necessary in the 4th Amendment because people felt the law never crossed the line. However, in today's society, we find that this happens frequently. To protect the rights of a possible suspect, it is in their best interest to have council present while having their premises searched.

In specific to the 5th amendment, changes were made due to technological advances in our society. There has been much advancement in science, including that of DNA testing. There is an entire investigation team that works solely on gathering information after a crime is committed and use the information to help bring scientific answers to the courtroom. With this information, it can help the...

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