Time magazine recently asked, "Does the Constitution still matter?"
Couple this with the argument about the age of this document and who wrote it, and you have the liberal progressives' call for "change."
The Constitution was ratified by 1790 after the Articles of Confederation where scrapped. In 1848, the liberal progressive's bible, Karl Marx's "The Communist Manifesto," was published. So age is of little importance.
Some of the Founders participated in the English institution of slavery; others did not. Business success favored a few and eluded others. Religion was important to and guided many of them. One thing they did agree on is that a big central government was tyrannical at best.
Marx on the other hand failed at business and basically lived off the entrepreneur Fredrick Engels. Marx, an atheist, hated religion. Both agreed that people should not be left to make their own decisions. Marx died destitute.
As doctrines, Communism and all its sister "isms" have enslaved and murdered tens of millions. In every case, they are oppressive and destructive to life and liberty. Our capitalist system has raised millions out of poverty and deprivation. Many a free son and daughter have given their lives to free others around the world. The freedom we enjoy has been shared by only 5 percent of civilization. Hence, America is historically out of place.
Given a preference, being a free sovereign American citizen is preferable to liberal progressive subjugation.
Paul C. McCue