America is deeply rooted in tradition. We all love our founding fathers regardless of their political affiliations or our own. Even now, nearly 250 years after the founding of our nation, both sides of the aisle claim their own view's are the ones that are in keeping with Washington's, Hamilton's, Adams', Jefferson's, Madison's and so on. Immigrants that wish to obtain permanent residence in America must familiarize themselves with not only our laws but the names and actions of the past Americans that fought for the right to create our own laws and traditions.
So then why is it that we fail to realize the tradition we were left was the tradition of overthrowing traditions that no longer work? If that was not the case then the founders would not have dared fought in opposition to a government that was against the collective best interest of the people it was meant to serve, nor would they have had the foresight to give future Americans an AMENDABLE constitution! The very idea that governments tend to grow old and fall out line with those that have empowered them is represented in our ability to readily modify and update our government and laws.
This makes bitching about health care, education reform, gun control, or whatever issue is most dear to you, solely on the grounds that it's "unconstitutional" to do anything with an outdated issue a wildly ridiculous argument. Suppose a subject about which we are complaining was miraculously added to the Constitution despite your objection to it. Then you would no longer have a reason to complain because POOF! it's now in the Constitution and thus made to be constitutional. Saying murder is bad because it's illegal is hardly the best strategy to debate the morality of murder.
The debates over real issues plaguing our country will not be solved by quoting ancient biblical literature, the constitution, or out dated traditions. They will be solved through the gathering of factual evidence and a willingness to examine our morals, or lack thereof. America no longer argues over the best way to help people. We now argue over whether or not we should help people at all. That's our new tradition and it must be done away with.