Gobbler on the Mountain!
yes, but our founding fathers unfortunately used a lot of absolute language in the constitution ("shall make no laws", "shall not be infringed"). fortunately, they also gave us an amendment process to correct it; we should use it.Absolutism sucks...
I wouldn't say 'meaningless' but I'd say "far less meaningful". once the Pandora's box is open to interpretations that are not clarification of ambiguity, but rather contradictions of the ratified language (typically because it was too absolute and we lacked the political will to amend), I think we've made the constitution less meaningful, opening up differing interpretations as the court makeups change....does criminalizing death threats render the First Amendment meaningless?