We are still the people, but "We, the People", have gotten lazy.
And, some of the people who were not originally intended as "We, the People", are rightfully pissed.
Let us state right up front that the people who wrote the founding documents of this federation of independent states, were White, Male, Landowning, Protestant, slave owning bastards who wrote up a government for themselves and people like them.
Others were not likely to be protected as noted by Washington himself after the Revolution with regards to one nearly tolerable other group, Catholics:
As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality. And I presume that your fellow-citizens will not forget the patriotic part which you took in the accomplishment of their Revolution, and the establishment of their government; or the important assistance which they received from a nation in which the Roman Catholic faith is professed.
Quite the admission there that some are less equal to others.
But that does not negate in any way the beauty, power, and resiliency of the system they wrote.
The tools that make up that system have a history that instructs on their power and use.
We should all master them to thwart those who would sully the country with attempts to limit those documents outside the ways listed in the documents on how to change the documents.