Well, let's see the news headlines:
"Halliburton/KBR get no-bid contracts for concentration camps"
"Dissenters rounded up and held on disused pier in New York"
"Congress gives Bush leave to increase spying on Americans"
Hundreds of thousands find themselves on no-fly lists and other restrictions. They cannot find out why (National Security) nor get off them.
"Federal Government wants REAL ID for Americans."
Congress takes an oath at the beginning of each session, "To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic."
During the past seven years, Congress (Republican or Democrat, it makes no difference) has contributed more to the shredding and flushing of the Constitution than its protection and defense.
There is nothing in the Constitution that indicates that Americans and visitors must carry and show their "papers" to any official that asks for them. If you read the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments of said Constitution) you will find in fact that the government is forbidden to interfere in the freedoms guaranteed by that Constitution.
The idea behind the Constitution is that the government serves at the will of We the People, and it exists to do the bidding of We the People.
The government, as perceived by Cheney/Bush and their henchmen (apparently including all but a very few in the House and Senate), is to have absolute authority over every aspect of American life. That We the People exist only to serve and pay for the government.
If you refuse to actively and aggressively live up to your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, you may well find out what Thomas Jefferson meant when he said, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
If it should become necessary for We the People to rise up and cast out the tyrants that are suborning our nation, it shall come to pass. Our appeals to the alleged representatives that we have elected to office for the purpose of redressing these grievances have fallen on deaf ears. The real enemies of the Constitution are proving to be domestic, not foreign, and our alleged representatives are proving themselves daily to be amongst those enemies.