Something that bothers me when I hear people reference the Constitution or any of the Founding Father's works (in the US that is) is that they take a very static, literal translation of them. The US Constitution has been "nicknamed" a Living Document; it allows for changes and different interpretations to be made. James Madison even stated "Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject" and Thomas Jefferson said, "As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times". 200 years later, there seem to be a huge group of people that still want to take these archaic laws and the language and try to apply them to our modern society. Most of them even argue about "Constitutional Rights" and bring up the Founding Fathers, but... is that really what our Founding Fathers wanted us to be doing 200 years after they died? How patriotic can these people be if they pretty much spit on and ignore the words and beliefs of the people they model their core values of government on? And also, in a strange twist of words/meaning, those same two Founding Fathers founded the party that would later transition into the modern-day Republican Party. So now we have Conservatives, wanting to keep things exactly the same despite the people who started them, saying that the government needs to "change with the times" so to speak. The classic, specific example you could always use is the Second Amendment... Do you think they thought the British were always going to be knocking on our door, or do you think they may have realized times would change and laws like this should also be subject to change?