It is really sad that the Constitution of this country is no longer relevant to the politicians in our government. The reasoning behind the Constitution is all spelled out in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, but those are also irrelevant.

Our Founding Fathers had many discussions and arguments before ratifying it, but finally came to a consensus. They tried a new form of government that has worked for almost 250 years, but now, because of the apathies of the American people, our government has become corrupt.

The federal government and the state governments no longer feel they have to listen to the people, the very basis which this Constitution was written on, and our nation was founded on. A sad fact, government by the people, for the people, of the people is dying, and I doubt if anyone will even come to its funeral.

Gary Kitchen

Oakland