how is all of this relevant?
to me, it seems silly to cast the constitution as some kind of "sacred text" that needs to be supported...it's simply a tool to support us...a tool that isn't always useful.
for instance, this same constitution, written by the same founding fathers apparently supported slavery ("
all men are created equal"), didn't allow women to vote, etc.
the founding fathers _could_ have written christianity, christ, or any other religious references into the text...but they didn't. i doubt this was any sort of "PC" ommission.
it's much easier to focus on the text and debate what was meant than it is to tackle these issues on their own merrit...just as it's easier to quote bible verses than it is to discuss spirtuality directly.
clearly, many just and right actions have been taken in our history that are debateably unconstitutional. think of court decisions that allow interracial marriage, desegrigation of schools...these were not legislated, nor were they voted on "by the people". would we be better off if we waited until such issues were voted on?