There's your constitution right there. Realtalk.. Outside of Hogwharts in Harry Potter land.. words in western culture are meaningless on their own. Context is truly everything. And words only have power in the mouths of the powerful. It would not have mattered a single bit if every enslaved African memorized every single word of the constitution. The truth is.. there is no power in any document. The State is maintained and run by guns.. not words. If you take a deeper look at history, you'll see that every Historical document is metaphorically-speaking.. written in blood.. from the founding of Jamestown.. to the Declaration of Independence.. to the Constitution.. and so on and so on.. none of those words meant anything until they were ratified by the gun.. meaning.. until those government seals were dipped in the artery-red blood of the people. And the same goes for every law on the books.. it takes a constant stream of the deepest reddest blood to maintain the bloody foundation of a bloody nation. -Peace.