The Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Responding to critics of his decision to purchase the Louisiana territory, Jefferson:
“[a] strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means.”
“Fight for your country.” Hector, The Illiad
Find a legal way to do it without destroying the Constitution. I agree it’s not a suicide pact, but it is the most precious document our forefathers handed down to us. There are ways within the law and within the powers of the state governors to handle the minor children situation.