FYI: Most of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were elected to represent their states. The were white, they were men, but they were not uniformly wealthy. [Did you sleep through history?]

You are correct: Most Americans did not "sign off" on the Constitution. They elected representatives to do that for them. That's how republics work. Most British subjects didn't sign off on the Magna Carta, either.

Contrary to your opinion, the Constitution didn't fail us in the 2016 election. It worked exactly as it was supposed to work.

Hillary Clinton took the popular vote because of run-ups in two states: California and New York. Donald Trump won the popular vote in the remaining 48 by an even larger margin. The Electoral College exists to prevent a few populous states from completely controlling the Presidency..

If states had proportional allocation of electors instead of the current "winner takes all," Hillary Clinton would have won without any (or at least not too much) controversy. [Yes, I did run the numbers myself.]

So your beef isn't with the Constitution, which is working just fine, thank you. Your problem is with the states.

The process for amending the Constitution requires that a supermajority of states must agree to call another convention or a supermajority of both the House and Senate must approve a new amendment. Then three-fourths of the states must ratify the new amendment. In other words, three quarters of the states have to agree on something.

You want to change the Constitution? Fine; you definitely have your work cut out for you. With the current roster of states, it takes just 13 to kill an amendment.

The United States is not, and never has been, a democracy. In fact, it wasn't until the 20th Century that U.S. senators were elected by popular vote. Those who drafted, presented, and ratified the Constitution were justifiably wary of the whims of the masses.

The place to begin a change in the Constitution doesn't begin in Washington: It begins in the states. You have to work to get representatives and senators favorable to your cause at the state and federal level.

You also have to confront the fact that the change you want may not be desired by enough of your fellow citizens to even be presented to legislators.

You talked about your gun-toting right-wing guy. I can't begin to count the number of people who think the Second Amendment needs to be "fixed" or repealed. The late Justice John Paul Stevens said it would be "simple." But 44 of the 50 states have Second Amendment analogs in their own state constitutions and I can point out at least 16 states right now that would refuse to consider changing the Second Amendment. That's how many states have adopted Second Amendment Sanctuary laws. That's the work of democratically elected legislators at the state level.

So what's your cause? How is it going to fare in flyover country? More than 57% of the voting age (18+) population lives there. Remember that the powers of governance in the U.S. are vested in the people and the people are ultimately the ones that will determine what powers a government will have.



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