Political Science
Chapter 3 Class 6 Political Science - Forms of Government

Why are written constitutions rigid?

 

Answer:

Answer by Student

  • Written constitutions are rigid because they r equire a special procedure or majority to amend their provisions.
  • This is done to protect the constitution from frequent or arbitrary changes and to preserve its sanctity and authority.

Detailed Answer by Teachoo

  • A written constitution is rigid because it can be amended only by a special procedure or majority that is different from the ordinary legislative process. It requires the consent of more than one organ or level of government to change its provisions.

  • The reason for making a written constitution rigid is to protect it from frequent or arbitrary changes and to preserve its sanctity and authority.

  • Therefore, a written constitution should not be altered easily or whimsically by any person or group. It should be changed only when there is a genuine need or demand for it and when there is a broad consensus among the stakeholders.

  • Some examples of countries that have written and rigid constitutions are the United States, India, Switzerland, and Japan.
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