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How Can Americans Best Contest Perceived Flaws in a Constitutional System of Government?

80% yes
20% no

This week, Think the Vote is taking on a new format. Throughout U.S. history, there have been numerous examples of stressors on our constitutional system of government. These generally emerge when there are competing opinions on how to best balance principles such as rule of law, equality, justice, and liberty. Citizens have struggled over how to best meet crises and make changes in our system while still respecting fundamental laws. In the past year, major issues have tested our society’s governing structure, most specifically from protests and riots over perceived police brutality as well as the recent protests and riots over perceived election fraud. Our country has a long history of citizens fighting to have our constitutional system better live up to the values that all Americans hold dear. This week, we would like students to answer the question: What is the best way that Americans can contest perceived flaws in a constitutional system of government?

Please note that since this is not a Yes/No question, you may select either option in order to write your response. Additionally, we encourage you to up/down vote and agree/counter other’s posts.

Note: Ideal Think the Vote responses include the following:      

  • Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner     
  • Use cited facts and constitutional arguments when appropriate to support their answers      
  • Are expressed in cohesive sentences and are free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors      
  • They address counterarguments and opposing concerns in a respectful manner      
  • They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly   


For this question, BRI will be giving away two $25 gift cards, one to each person providing the best defense of each side of the debate. Both students will also win BRI swag. Each student winner will also be entered for a chance to win a grand prize of a $1,000 cash scholarship. Additionally, the referring teachers for both students will each win a $25 gift card and BRI swag.

Be sure to submit your answers in time to be considered for our prizes!

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