What failed? The Citizens who are protected by the Constitution?
Or the Constitution that is supposed to protect the Citizens?
Ben Frankin was asked, as he stepped away from the Constitutional Convention in Independence Hall in 1787...
He was asked: "Well, Doctor, What have we? A Republic or a Monarchy?
He replied: "A Republic, if you can keep it".
I believe that we have failed the Constitution and the work of the Founding Fathers.
We, as a nation, and We, as individual Citizens, have failed.