Yup. If govt schools had not stopped teaching civics fewer people would consider that document to be "just a G-d'ed piece of paper".
It is the reason why I oppose any kind of constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, even though I think that gay "marriage" is an oxymoron. To use the contitution to tell people that they cannot do something is surefire way to open up a huge can of worms. To paraphrase the article, once you advocate using the constitution to say tell people what they cannot do, you invite all men to do the same.
Excellent article btw. This is one to be saved on the ol' hard drive.