What would you have us do? Your analysis is clear and irrefutable. And (no offense) irrelevant.
We’re fools if we trust those in power to restrain their own power. What part of “herein granted” don’t they understand? Oh, they understand it completely - and ignore it just as completely.
Their usurpation has, for all practical purposes, nullified and overthrown the Constitution. Oh, they’ll recite with feigned reverence whatever parts of it they find useful for their political ends. But even this fig leaf is becoming less and less necessary, as these revolutionaries are increasingly able to drum up enough support from their followers to keep them in power without having to pay lip-service and feign allegience to any so-called “Constitution”.
The final court of appeal, in any dispute, is force. And the national government has our nation at a disadvantage in that contest.
Not only that, but their divide-and-conquer strategy has been quite successful. And now, it seems, they aim to provoke an out-and-out armed fight with Americans, to justify their use of force to suppress dissent and accumulate even more power.
No, the Constitution, it seems to me, is rapidly becoming a non-factor in American politics - except as a reminder of what American government was once upon a time, and a lesson on what sort of restraints on power DON’T work.
>>No, the Constitution, it seems to me, is rapidly becoming a non-factor in American politics<<
They do so at their own peril. What is the logical outcome if the laws that govern us all are disregarded? Anarchy!
Ignore the Constitution and you sign your own (figuratively speaking, of course)death warrant.