Saying the Constitution "got it right" is a little like saying the 1903 Wright Flyer "got it right" - yes, it was a historic invention that solved problems that had vexed prior tinkerers, but it could hardly considered the end state of democratic governance.
No, don’t you get it?! Government is a race. The US crossed the finish line in the late 18th century, ergo is the all time winner. I’ve always been of the strong belief that if it worked in 1790, it’s still perfect today. That’s why every day I go out to my turnip farm and an starting to get my affairs in order as I’m soon to exit my mid 30s, and I feel the cold breath of death approaching.
There is an undeniable historical precedent that shows the unstoppable march of progress and time. The US WILL be left behind by the rest of the civilized world. And the reason for that will be because too many Americans will be running around with confederate flags, while chanting 1776 and wearing “back to back world war champions” shirts.
The constitution is a phenomenal framework document. But even it’s own writers would be horrified beyond belief that it’s still in use, more or less as it was. There was debate over if it would be a good idea to revisit the entire thing every 20 years. But even the founding fathers were still politicians, and after disagreeing for too long and wanting to go home, most of them just said to hell with it, we’ll deal with that later, and signed off as is.
You know that guy or girl who clearly peaked in high school? That’s the US right now.