Is it better to amend the Constitution according to Article 5, or just sort of ignore it or interpret it according to temporal whim?
The methods described in Article 5 are tough to accomplish, and one of those methods has never been used (I think).
It has been more expedient in the last several decades to simply ignore the Constitution, or find hidden meaning in the Articles. One way or the other, the role of government is influenced.
There are probably undesirable consequences either way.
Which is better?