eddie says, "the rich and powerful designed and wrote the u.s. constitution."
Fortunately, the value of a principle is in its demonstrable effects, not its source. The economic status, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation of the founders has NO BEARING on the validity of the Constitution.
The failure of the American system of government lies in the fact that since the ink dried on the Declaration and Constitution, collectivist thugs and scam artists have been undermining it. We've never even come close to living by its specific mandates, so condemning the document is bass ackwards.