There aren't many people here who have knowledge of how the constitution does work. A lot of people think they understand it because they read something on the internet, or they talked about it in 6th grade social studies, but they don't truly understand how things work. If you are truly going to understand the law of the land, then you have to not only read the constitution but the decisions and cases that built upon how we interpret it. I doubt any of us here (myself included) really understand all the aspects of the things we casually discuss regarding constutional issues.
You say the patriot act is unconstitutional, so tell us why it is unconstitutional. Can you cite some case or decision that the sc or lower courts made regarding the patriot act or on article 1, section 9.
The constitution is nowhere near as inflexible as some here make it out to be. If it were so inflexible, government could not function.
Lol it's pretty fuging straight forward, not much to interpret