The first two amendments of our Constitution are a clear contrast to modern living both of which indicate that reforming this old document, which was based on life and politics in the 18th century, has become a necessity. Our Constitution needs reforms because it distorts and misrepresents modernity.
No American can question the timeless brilliance of the First Amendment, but the majority of Americans today are questioning the ill-advised and shortsightedness of the Second Amendment; or at least how our politicians have interpreted it in the service of lawless capitalism and extreme greed.
Does anyone have any doubt that had Alexander Hamilton and James Madison predicted the Uvalde massacre as a result of penning the 2nd Amendment, it would have certainly prompted both men — in addition to John Adams and George Washington — to re-write it to address how cowardly future legislators and politicians would have interpreted its meaning? There is no doubt in our minds both men would have either abolished the 2nd Amendment altogether, or re-written it in far clearer language to express their concerns with U.S. businesses buying our U.S. legislators like cattle.
Like Medicare cannot negotiate medication prices because greedy pharmaceutical companies made it into law. A modern U.S. Constitution must address these aberrations.
SLAVE OWNERS WROTE THE CONSTITUTION
Slave owners, and/or complicit slave enablers, wrote the U.S. Constitution. If it’s about freedom of expression, how can we trust men, who took away all freedoms from another race of human beings, to address the grievances of all? The U.S. Constitution is oxymoronic on so many fronts, the necessity to reform it makes it an imperative if our Republic is to survive the many political and societal problems we are facing today. Some of which are existential.
Almost all the Founding Fathers owned slaves. Especially James Madison who owned 100 slaves. We cannot separate this fact from the mindset of those who wrote the Constitution. Furthermore, this should disqualify any Supreme Court Justice who calls for Originalism to actually be recognized as a Constitutional scholar regardless of any Amendments to address slavery later. One cannot be a time traveling Originalist, which makes slavery acceptable in 1776, and unacceptable by the time Congress passed the 13th Amendment to abolish it.
In 1776, women had no rights. Nor did those on the fringe of society who chose to hide, out of fear for their lives, their sexual orientation. Human rights, in general, was not a term that the newly minted United States recognized across the board. Not even for the white people at the time.
In addition, back in 1776, corporations did not buy Congressmen to pass laws favoring their bottom lines and, which, often worked against the interests of the people Congress is supposed to represent. Like Medicare cannot negotiate medication prices because greedy pharmaceutical companies made it into law. A modern U.S. Constitution must address these aberrations.
… our trust in our own Government has slipped beyond repair.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL IS AMERICA THE NEEDY
America is a great country, but only when it comes to serve the interests of the rich buying Congress. We have become a country of corporations, not people. This is reason number one why reforming the Constitution to address human rights in modern times has become an essential task.
This country is heading in the wrong direction in ways that is angering most Americans. Mostly by old white Republican men enriching themselves at the expense of the rest of the country. What is $7.25 an hour wage but economic slavery? Our Constitution needs reforms because the radicals have succeeded in interpreting it to their liking.
In measuring the anger many Americans feel towards its failure, which Donald Trump corralled to serve him personally, is reason enough to reform this 18th century document. Otherwise, as more and more minor ideologies radicalize to control our lives, we would find ourselves gripped by unstoppable violence that may culminate in another devastating civil war.
The tragedy is that very few politicians seem to care. The Mitch McConnells of the world believe our anger is a passing storm even though statistics show that after 40 years of Reaganomics, our trust in our own Government has slipped beyond repair. No trust is a recipe for collective violence.
This country needs deep reforms to start with reforming the Constitution to address modernity. Radical religious zealots will maintain the status quo because it serves their narrow interests regardless of the cost we may pay down the road.