DAVID WEBBER: Our U.S. Constitution is outdated, needs revision

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — One of the ironies of our American political culture is that while we view our Constitution as nearly perfect, we do not trust the office holders and institutions that comprise it. Approval of Congress and trust that government will “do the right thing” has been persistently low for two decades as we wrongly blame current office holders. Major changes such as eliminating the Electoral College and adopting Congressional term limits consistently receive two-thirds support for both Democratic and Republican voters, yet serious discussion of changing the Constitution is seldom heard.