I have had this topic on my mind for a couple of days now, and I went back through my e-mails because I had every intention of posting on this when I saw it.
While time is precious and I won't be able to wax poetic on this, the quote is too good not to share:
"[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes - rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments."
-- Alexander Hamilton (letter to James Bayard, April 1802)
The Mighty Hamilton, no secret that he's one of my favorite Founders.