In 1851, many years after the Founding Fathers had left the nation to subsequent generations, Brigham Young said "I love the government and the Constitution of the United States, but I do not love the damned rascals who administer the government." As the leader of a group of people who had suffered greatly due to both governmental inaction in the preservation of the rights of the citizenry and illegitimate and murderous governmental decree, Brigham had great reason to feel less than favorably toward those in political power at the time.
Almost 160 years later, we have great reason to feel less than favorably toward the "damned rascals" that have made their way into power in our day.
The system established by the Founding Fathers is good, and is based on sound principles that are intended to maximize our liberty. The dangerous aspect of liberty, of course, is that although it thrives when individuals use it wisely, it turns to dependence and tyranny when individuals use it foolishly. Again, our system is good, but it requires good and wise people to populate and operate it. The problems that we have had during our more than two hundred years as a national state have not been because the Founding Fathers were wrong, but because we have not heeded their words, and have not kept corrupt and incompetent men and women out of governmental office.
The federal government is now populated with the most damnable rascals that have ever risen to such offices in our nation, so there is more need than ever to eradicate them. Not merely to vote them out of office, but to ensure that they, and those like them, never have any type of position in government ever again.
The Constitution of the United States is a glorious standard, and it is up to us to ensure that we elect only those men and women who are worthy of it. It is up to us to ensure that we are worthy of it as well.
We've had enough politicians. It's time to elect statesmen.