I will. The United States directly following the American Revolution in many ways bears little resemblance to the United States of today. What this country needs is a panel of highly esteemed, reasonable and visionary people who can see the world as it is today, with all its problems, freedoms, and restrictions. They should study, debate, and ultimately decide what is realistic in our time, what language in the Constitution makes sense today, and what language may need updating or expsnding.<quoted text>
I might add that the founding fathers never thought X rated movies would be covered by the 1st Amendment. They never would have considered gay marriage as the right to pursue happiness. So what's your point, get rid of everything 'out dated'? Make the age of consent 12? If it's for a good reason, unwarranted searches are OK, the founding fathers didnít know about meth, so the 4th Amendment can go. Youíre on a roll, keep going.
The authors of our Constitution delibrated and argued fiercely about the wording of this document. These were by and large insightful, intelligent, and visionary men. But these were men, not gods. Their ability to see the future had its limits. I believe if they were asked to create a Constitution for today's United States, that document would differ in many respects, and reflect the dynamics of our country and the world as they are today.
Your somewhat absurd comments about gay marriage, age of consent, etc. would all be considered in the light of common sense. My own opinion is that when it comes to gay marriage, the idea would not even be considered, just as in the original document, since they would tacitly recognize marriage as an equal right, available to all adults.