Hi, I put it here, first, as it is more for my information, than a will to debate this (as i'm not american, i don't have to say if it should or not be rebuilt) : 1) the no debate question : The constitution of the USA is more than just a political book of basical rules, it seems in many peoples mind, the basis of USA, which i understand and think is true. Here comes the question, in 2 parts : - Was it ever seriously meant to rebuild it ? I mean build a new one (why will ask some, but as i said, i'm not here to debate that point, i don't know about, and not to watch you all debate on a topic i started ). - Let's imagine tomorrow a new constitution is purposed to a national vote, do you think its " historical " or " sentimental " attachment would do much in people's minds against the " technical " side (of a globally technically better constitution) ? 2) The election of the US president (debatable). I know how the system works, even if it was hard when i was at school to understand it . I never really understood how a candidate, having more people's voices, could loose the election (if i understood well, the party winning in a state gets all the voices and electors of that state) ? So, was it ever meant, do some people think a direct election is possible (single US citizen voting directly for their candidate, each citizen's voice counting indicidually) ? 3) Referendum. Does the referendum concept exist at a national dimension ? When i read on the news, the people arguing about the right to bear arms or control the weapons, which seems to be a major national debate, would it be possible to put an end to it (and to its article in the constitution) by doing a national referendum ? The decision of the citizen, wether it's yes or no, would be the decision of the People, no ?