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The title of this pro­gram may come as a sur­prise to some. The Con­sti­tu­tion is con­sid­ered by many in the Unit­ed States as a sacred doc­u­ment. Its framers are ven­er­at­ed as demi-gods. The Founders, white men, slave own­ers and hold­ing prop­er­ty shaped a doc­u­ment that would cod­i­fy and entrench their class pow­er and priv­i­lege. It was craft­ed to ben­e­fit the few at the expense of the many. The del­e­gates in Philadel­phia in 1787 made sure that the inter­ests of the wealthy were secured and that democ­ra­cy, rule of the peo­ple, was con­strained and lim­it­ed. The prop­er­ty less mul­ti­tude,” which James Madi­son rec­og­nized as the major­i­ty fac­tion” was a dan­ger” to be con­tained. The unequal dis­tri­b­u­tion of prop­er­ty” was a polit­i­cal pow­der keg for the framers hence the need to main­tain the spir­it and form of pop­u­lar gov­ern­ment” with only a min­i­mum of substance.