Point being, if they were products of their society, it has to be recognized that their society resembles ours as much as it does the aforementioned cave-dwelling rock-bangers. Therefore, I consider the the intentions of the founding fathers to be completely irrelevant because, as someone mentioned upthread, it's nothing but a matter of faith. We can't know what their intentions were because it's a matter of myth and legend at this point. I don't ascribe to the deification of the "founding fathers" and don't particularly think a lot of their ideas were worth the paper they were scribbled on - fact is, the rights enumerated in the Constitution can and have been amended and changed, we've even made amendments to cancel out later amendments. There is nothing particularly untouchable about the first ten or even the first two. If they need to be clarified - which they obviously do - then they ought to be.