Kaye makes an excellent case for revisiting early American history. If the US populace had a better understanding of our founding and our founding myths, then the right wing rhetoric about our history and the Constitution itself would find more deaf ears on which to fall. The left has for too long relied on a tactic of simply not being Republican, rather than offering viable solutions based in our own historic reality. The Left is as miserably bereft of the knowledge of our actual history as the Right is. This history is generally only taught at the college level and then only electively. One really does have to intentionally seek it out and learn it along with all the other things required for survival--so it slips farther away.
Thomas Paine, George Mason and others embraced the notion that all individuals had unalienable rights and fought for the empowerment of the populace as the sovereigns of this nation. In other words, if we the people decide to throw out the Constitution and write a new one, we can. (It has in fact already happened. At the Second Continental Congress, the original Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was basically discarded and replaced with the current one--an illegal act under the Articles.) That's the Revolutionary DNA that courses through America's veins, and that's the spirit the left must connect to to win a real democracy.
It's worth noting that if one more state falls into Republican control, the Republican Party will have the numbers it needs to amend the Constitution in any number of ways--very quickly. It's time to for We the People to resist the theft of our sovereignty, for which our Revolutionary ancestors died.