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BCC Student Poll Shows Constitution Concern

December 1, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

By The Journalism 102 Class
Students are evenly split at 45 percent about whether the beliefs and intentions of the Constitution are being accurately conveyed by the government.
"Many times, inaccurate excuses are given toward decisions, such as the Ground Zero mosque," said Maham Khan, a 20-year-old journalism student from Freehold, who thinks that the Constitution could be better upheld.
A 19-year-old communications student from Marlboro disagreed, saying the government does follow the Constitution "to the best of their ability, without changing it."
But Gerald Willis, an 18-year-old history student from Long Branch disagreed. "We've steered too far away from it," Willis said.
"Often a particular politician will push for what they want, rather than the people they represent," complained Chris, a 28-year-old computer programming student from Ocean, who said he felt that overall the government upholds the Constitution but "not always."
A 26-year-old science student from Tinton Falls agreed.
"Most politicians, when elected, seek their own personal and selfish gains, rather than the general interest of the population," he said after saying that he thought the Constitution suffers because of this.
"They pick and choose what they want to follow." said an 18-year-old engineering student from Eatontown, who feels that the Constitution's intentions are not upheld.
"Times change, but the Constitution seldom does," said a 22-year-old communications student from Matawan, who believes the government is not following the Constitution.
"In my opinion, I am part of the Republican Party because they stand for what our founding fathers fought for, and Democrats are trying to change that," said Angelina Castellana, a 19-year-old political science student from Middletown.
"We keep it intact, but the liberals are trying to ruin it," argued a 19-year-old science student from Red Bank.
"Our court system fails to convey some aspects of the Constitution accurately," said an 18-year-old journalism major from Colts Neck
"I feel like nobody cares anymore," complained a 21-year-old, music major from Manalapan.
But a 19-year-old, liberal arts major from Howell was less concerned. "The Constitution is outdated."

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