"We the people of the United States, in order to ... secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
It didn't work.
Liberal-Progressives overgrazing and over-exploiting in order to create their version of Utopia have been degrading and eroding away our liberties year after year after year until we now live in a wasteland. What was the fatal flaw of the U.S. Constitution that allowed these Utopians to ruin a once vibrant country? The answer is simple. The U.S. Constitution as originally created, before the Bill of Rights was added, was a blueprint for dictatorship, allowing for three enemies of liberty: taxation, the legislation of man-made laws, and voting.
Conservatives spend their time, money, and energy championing the Constitution when they should be focusing solely on the Bill of Rights, the device intended to limit the Frankenstein Monster which the Constitution created.
Or better yet ... Conservatives ought to be joining with libertarians to create a 21st Century Constitution which eliminates the tools of dictatorship that were written into the original U.S. Constitution.
Let’s suppose a few brave individuals joined their efforts and created a new constitution to market to people for adoption in their state. And let’s suppose this constitution changed the complexion of governance in their state so that there would be no more taxation, no more man-made laws which offer the illusion of serving the public good but actually violate the rights of a portion of the public, and no more mechanisms for one group to gain power and abuse power by forcing their Utopian ideas on others. Can we make guesses as to what might be in such a constitution?
FUNCTION AND INTENT OF GOVERNANCE
(An important part of this Constitution would be an exposition of natural law and a clear statement specifying that the only function of governance is to respond to and adjudicate and/or arbitrate apparent violations of the natural laws specified in this Constitution. These laws are so fundamental to successful life in society that no person can opt out by claiming he or she has not agreed to these natural laws.)
NATURAL LAWS WHICH ARE TO BE UPHELD
Governance will apply only to the natural laws specifically listed in this constitution. This governance structure is forbidden to make any new laws not herein specified. (The list would include, for example, laws prohibiting murder, theft, fraud, assault … basic laws aimed at protection from harm to any individual’s life, body, or property … a minimum requirement for peaceful society.)
FUNDING OF GOVERNANCE
All funding is voluntary. Those who donate money do so with the understanding that, as with church donations, many people may benefit from the governance which their donations help to fund, but nobody is forced to pay. It is specifically stated in this constitution that everyone does not have to pay their fair share.
Each branch of governance must operate with separate voluntary funding and separate income and expense accounting disclosed to the public on a monthly basis. All funding must be via general voluntary donations to the specific branch of governance or by voluntary payment of suggested fees for services rendered.
Taxation is expressly forbidden. No branch of governance may in any way force a person to pay for any program or service. In this system of governance there are no elections. People vote by supporting or not supporting the branches of governance with their voluntary donations. The branches of governance each have an incentive to remain efficient and uncorrupted so as not to lose their support in voluntary donations.
STRUCTURE OF GOVERNANCE
(This branch of governance maintains an infrastructure for responding to apparent violations of the natural laws specified herein, and constitutes the “teeth” in these laws. Basically this branch operates police and security functions. Recruits are hired based on outstanding achievement in police academies. Leaders are chosen from those with outstanding service records.)
(This branch of governance provides an infrastructure for arbitration of disputes and adjudication of violations of the natural laws listed in this constitution. Arbiters are hired based on outstanding achievement in arbitration school. Judges are picked from those arbiters who have a substantial record of highly praised arbitration outcomes.)
(This branch of governance monitors and audits the other two branches as a “watchdog” against corruption and abuse of power. Monitors and auditors are hired based on outstanding achievement in monitoring and auditing school.)
Of course such a constitution would have to be "fleshed out" with many more details and even more safeguards. But this form of governance does eliminate the three biggest problems with the original U.S. Constitution: legislatures, elections, and taxation; and this form of governance offers safeguards against corruption and the abuse of power. Liberty, thus better secured than ever, needs only salespeople ... missionaries knocking on doors for liberty.
To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles