Nobody in the US seems to believe in the constitution as it's written.....at least not publicly. If you read the constitution as it's written, the second amendment would be used to take away a lot of guns....whereas people seem to interpret it as having an all encompassing right to own guns. The second amendment specifically states According to the wording, the "founding fathers" didn't intend for every Tom, Dick and Harry to own a gun. Only those who would be considered members of a regulated state militia were intended to "keep and bear arms". That issue aside, like most laws in the US, even the constitution is up for interpretation. Everyone interprets it differently, for their own purposes. However, great ideas come from every governmental structure whether it be Democratic, Republic, Socialist, Communist, etc.... They all have their advantages and drawbacks. You can't simply look at a law and declare it bad just because of the Governmental beliefs that created the law.