We have created touch screen phones, boats that carry Wi-Fi, electric cars, have a had our first black president and we have yet to update the Bill of Rights? I am very confused. The bill of rights looks more like an outline than a list of vital rights. With all of the technology that exists in todays world, how could the bill not be updated?
Its crazy, because we are in a whole different world than when the founders of the bill of rights created it. We are a different body of people, we have different needs, we have needs that have yet to be addressed in the bill of rights. Like I stated, I think that current and, albeit, outdated bill of rights is a somewhat good outline, but it is not enough. Some of the things stated in the bill of rights, at least in my opinion are not even relevant anymore, or are entirely too broad.
The language in the Bill of rights also needs to be changed. Who talks like that? Granted, the Bill of rights is not written as confusingly as a lot of the other documents out there, but why cant we rewrite them to make them clearer, so that the majority of lay people will be able to understand them? This document was written by a bunch of old guys hundreds of years ago. Pretty sure this means it is time to revise and update.
There are also a lot of things that need to be accounted for in the bill of rights that were not even in existence when the bill of rights was created. The internet is a major one. What about my rights while I am on the internet? What are our rights in regards to protection on the internet for ourselves and from others? I feel that the fourth amendment should also include reasonable suspicion in it, since police officers like rely on it so much, and so that citizens will have a better understanding of when officers may approach them.
So to answer the question, yes, the bill of rights should be updated. At least in my legal opinion. There are so many things that need to be included, edited, deleted, elaborated, etc. What do you think? Do you think its time to update the bill of rights? Do you even think that there is a point in doing so since things are forever changing? Leave a comment down below, and let me know what you think!