1. You are just as fallible (very likely more so) than they
2. It is illegal. It is a return from Rule of Law to Rule of Man, with all the tyrannies that accompany.[/QUOTE]
While I am just as fallible, I am the one living in this country now - not the Founders, who are dead.
Therefore, I should be able to determine the social contract by which I live along with the rest of my fellow countrymen - not those men from 250 years ago.
Also, the rule of law is insufficient when the law is incapable of adequately adapting to the necessities of changing times, as different times require different legislation. Not allowing legislation to adequately adapt to the needs of men is a worse way to do away with rule of law, as it often leads to revolution by violence rather than revolution by process.