To me this persists because of the ignorance of the masses. Most do not know, care to know, or do not pursue anything on these questions after they have graduated from high school. While most of the people who I see calling themselves patriots or using the phrase “we the people” have never looked at the constitution nor have they attempted to understand it. Most parrot what is said on TV or their favorite talk show host. Here they give you places to look and find this information for yourself. As far as the backroom deals and such I would agree.