This is such a stupid argument. If it wasn't for the foresight of the founding generation women still wouldn't be able to vote and slavery would still exist. They undertood they were fallible, that's why they wrote article V. And let's not forget it was the State's not the Fed that ended slavery and gave women that right when they ratified said Amendments.<quoted text>
And there are those that worship the past, when women could not vote, or blacks were slaves, or unbelievers were burned at the stake, or when Christians were murdered for entertainment depending on how far back you go.
Generally though people that glorify the past are the ones that are afraid all the time, with backwards looking mentalities, never have their eyes on the future. Sad people, unhappy people, that have no future because they can only dream of the past.
The problem today is that people are unwilling to do things the right way. Amendments are too hard, let's just get the right people on the bench and let the courts dictate our will.
Yes, it is very important to understand the past, and we should to a point worship it, for it is that past which made us what we are today. Any less is simply ignorance.