Quick question: how many times has the Constitution been amended since it was ratified in 1789? Answer: 27.<quoted text>
Wait a minute...if the US Constitution is a "living document", and those particular laws are "amendments", cannot they be repealed?
This is SUPPOSED to be "of the people, by the people and for the people".
Much like the new Arizona Immigration law, hey, if you don't like the law that the majority of TAX PAYING VOTERS supported, move to a different state. Diversity, while nice in concept, is NOT mandatory (unless you ask the foreigner working at the EEOC, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or any other government job).
Not a whole lot, for all those years. There is a good reason the wise men who drew up the Constitution made the amendment process so onerous - they did not want any frivolous amendments passed. A simple majority is not enough to alter the Constitution, since our Constitution is not meant to vary with the vagaries of public opinion.
You wrote, "if you don't like the law that the majority of TAX PAYING VOTERS supported, move to a different state"; should that concept have applied when Loving v. Virginia was decided? How about Griswold v. Connecticut? How about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS? How do you reconcile your statement with the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment?