When your working knowlege of the Constitution is such that any time government tries to bypass it you imediately lash out in your opinion column to it's defense, then your paper becomes the type of PRESS that was granted freedom in the first ammendment . The very press Jefferson and Madison had in mind. Remember, if we lose our Constitution , and we are closer to that happening than you think, then we have no recourse to the governmental abuse and unfairness your essay talks about. I do not think they would boldly declare it null and void, but it might quietly be moved from the National Archives to the Smithsonian. Think about it.