CBS has been so kind as to broadcast this unbelievable tripe suggesting that the Constitution should not be held up as a standard of governance by virtue of its age and presumed irrelevance on account of age, and because we should be governed by our own choices, not those of men long dead. It amazes me that a man can be as knowledgeable as this professor yet so patently stupid as not to recognize that principle is a timeless concept that is not anchored to any time or specific set of circumstances, but is always true. He also demonstrated a particularly dangerous brand of ignorance in promoting the nation as a democracy rather than a republic, and failing to recognize that the Constitution was fashioned as a binding contract between the government and the governed, gross violations on the part of the government notwithstanding.
I read further information David. He bases his statement on the face that in addition to our needing to have he right to make our own decisions and not the Constitution having that right; that our Consitution is the only one of any Country that is the most difficult and almost impossible to amend; not counting the Bill of Rights, having been ammended only 27 times in over 230 years.
My response to that is that this is exactly why it is so valuable; if it were easy to amend it would be watered down and lose it's value to the people of this Country. Less would be detrimental to the ability for this Country to maintain it's integrity to the people.