There is certainly truth to the statement that men of those days could understand it better than those of today because it was new and uncontaminated by the workings of time. Like the earlier radios and cars were possible for the average guy to work on and fix. Now? No way.
As the cases argued before the courts have all become part of constitutional law so the practical exclusion of the understanding of the common man has grown more complete.
I agree. The frightening aspect of this hurried pace to ever more convoluted law is that those who use law to force political change and accumulate political power will find some interpretation that grants them any authority they desire, and most of the common folk will soon declare the intentionally distorted rules of their society to be hopelessly contaminated and completely irrelevenant.
Many are saying that the corruption is now so severe that only one of two logical outcomes appears to be possible at this point, tyranny or anarchy.