By David Rehak
I'm certainly not opposed to the Constitution. The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights is an almost perfect document, better than any other, and whoever wishes to see all these good and noble things about it can easily access and read it online. But there are a few specific things which it would be well to add, delete, or change to improve it substantially, and quite possibly, make it the very best it can possibly be.
If I were one of the Founders and Framers long ago (or even a contemporary elected representative today able to help amend the Constitution), I would strongly argue for:
I would wish to do none of this alone but only with the support and help of my colleagues, elected officials, with the approval of the people, to the highest benefit of the people and responsive local governance.
Although believing in the separation of church and state, I would also unapologetically uphold the standards of Christian virtue and morality in my personal life, and defend the religious liberty of others. Up until the middle of the 20th century before God and the Ten Commandments were kicked out of the public schools, Scripture class was literally one of the subjects in the school curriculum. I would not make this mandatory but I would allow it as one of the optional subjects for those who wish to take it in middle school or high school.
From 4th Grade onwards I would also introduce a morality / ethics course for kids to learn good moral principles and healthy positive social skills (including a strong work ethic and self-reliance) in a non-political, non-religious way without any left-wing or right-wing ideological slant. This would contribute to the betterment of society and individual growth which are especially sorely needed in our morally bankrupt times.