We could talk, debate, point fingers about how we got from 1776 to today, but the fact is each of us is responsible, and unless we own the blame, we cannot own the solution. First you need to ask, “Does the constitution matter to you?” If you answered yes, you may ask, “but what can I do?” Here is an idea for you.
The idea originally came from Hamilton in the Federalist #28
“It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the State governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority.”
Later, in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, written by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison stated the Federal Government only had the powers listed in Article One Section Eight, and that the states were not bound to enforce any federal law that exercised a power not delegated to it. For a more complete treatise on these I would direct you to read this by Thomas E. Woods, jr., Ph.d.