When you trace back through the first 20 years of the 21st century, it is clear that the values exercised in the intent of rules defined and exercised has matured. They have long migrated away from the spirit of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Argumentatively, you could clearly show how specific rules support freedom, peace, liberty, and security according to their traditional meaning. Well read individuals could make those arguments. The public sentiment, but more importantly, experience would offer a compelling contrast. The general evidence is growing that shows that the committment to the values of the U.S. Constitution is in decline in favor of expediency.
Voting is a powerful process whose power has somehow become diminished in the U.S. Electoral process. People who want to change things for the better, in a way that is both compatible with the spirit of the U.S. Constitution which affirms an expansion of rights to all people just cannot deliver time and again. People blame it on money, but the cause is much deeper. We as a group are simply more disconnected from the reality of those values. We slowly allow ourselves to drift away from a better condition to a default, less optimal condition born out of fear. Who can restore those expanded rights and reverse the decline of values? That will be an interesting question if such question is relevant in the future. In the meantime, as things progress, the future is definitely headed in a direction far different from how people lived under the American model that promised so much to so many.