It is not a load of carp or crap.
Prior to the emergence of conservative talk radio, which led to Fox News, the only voice we heard in the media was the liberal view. At that time it was considered to be the moderate/mainstream view. Back then, liberals were actually much more moderate to conservative. Most of JFK's beliefs would be considered conservative today. That all started to change with the 1960's liberal movement. The 60s liberal thought they could change and transform America into their ideal society, which turned more socialist over time. As a result, today we have a Progressive Socialist president. He openly and repeatedly said he was a Progressive during the 2008 campaign, but either people did not hear it or they thought a Progressive had something to do with progress.
There wasn't much argument when the media only reported essentially one point of view.
Keep in mind that it is not the conservatives who continually want to take away your Constitutional rights and replace them with their idealistic views. That movement is reserved for the liberals who envision a utopian society that has never worked anywhere in the history of this planet.
They can interpret the Constitution any way they like, but unless they get a 2/3 majority in the House and Senate, they cannot legally change it. On top of that, they need 3/4 of the states to ratify it. That is why they try to use the Supreme Court to change the interpretation of the Constitution.
Here is the rule, provided that they follow the Constitution.
With hurdles like that, it kinda makes you wonder how Prohibition got passed in the first place.
Article V of the Constitution prescribes how an amendment can become a part of the Constitution. While there are two ways, only one has ever been used. All 27 Amendments have been ratified after two-thirds of the House and Senate approve of the proposal and send it to the states for a vote. Then, three-fourths of the states must affirm the proposed Amendment.
The other method of passing an amendment requires a Constitutional Convention to be called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the States. That Convention can propose as many amendments as it deems necessary. Those amendments must be approved by three-fourths of the states.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin