Please note: the Constitution when passed was indeed defective

Really galls me to listen to the perfect-constructionist crowd who seem to be convinced that Jesus wrote the Constitution or something. The document was not perfect when adopted. Anyone who thinks otherwise might want to perform a search using the terms “three-fifths” and “Constitution.”
This nation’s founders were not flawless people. Attempts to elevate them to sainthood is absurd.

Reference: Washington Monthly ;
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo