Our laws do change with the times by Congress and by state legislatures. The Constitution may be changed by the process of amendment. The last time it was amended was in 1992. It was the 27th Amendment which deals with congressional pay.I'm not asking for anyone to disregard the words, I'm saying that the words may not necessarily apply in these modern times, and we have to be willing to adopt our laws to suit our current times or we risk becoming hamstrung. All laws change to suit the times but for some reason the constitution seems to be exempt.
I have about half a dozen amendments to the Constitution that I wish for. There really isn’t a lot of popular pressure for amendments coming from the public which is why we don’t get them more often. The other reason is that it would be difficult to get 3/4 of the states to agree on anything. Nevertheless, it can be done.