The needs of today are extremely far different from the needs that were present when the Constitution was first put into place. A constitution that takes current needs into effect would be extremely helpful and useful to our citizens and government. At this point our constitution is so out of date that it is only borderline useful.
The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified on September 17, 1787. On December 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights was ratified and came into effect. This moment, four years into our nation's history, was the moment where the idea of a living and evolving Constitution was not only justified, but codified into law.
The precedent was set and over the course of American history we have ratified a total of 27 amendments to the Constitution. This is an historical fact that cannot be denied. The Constitution has changed over the course of our history, will change in the future, and must evolve to meet the needs of our country and its citizens.