∞∞∞ wrote:kalm wrote:The founders explained not only how but why it should be improved...and something, something, omelette...
Jefferson famously wanted the Constitution to expire every 20 years because he didn't want dead people to govern the living. George Washington wrote letters that the Constitution was imperfect.
The founding fathers were radical philosophers; they didn't shape the Constitution so it can be followed for hundreds of years like some sort of religious text. They'd have laughed at Constitutionalists today.
These guys believed that the People should govern themselves however they want. That's how far ahead of their time they were; that even today, we're not as ballsy as them to revamp the Constitution.
I mean FFS, they even went through a different constitution before the current one. I'm glad they didn't think like today's society: "Well we ratified the Articles of Confederation, but we must stick to it forever and make it extremely difficult to make changes for all future people." F that, they just threw it out.
But it WAS recognized as imperfect and a system was established so it CAN be changed. That's the part you seem to gloss over, just because it's "extremely difficult". Yeah, dude...It SHOULD be difficult. FFS, we don't need a constitution so easily changed that we're careening all over the **** place as a society/country based on who is in the white house or who has control of congress. Go back and read 88's post again. Then read it again. Because you're OBVIOUSLY not getting it.