America's Egyptologist, Ben Carson, says the founders "specifically wrote the Constitution at an 8th-grade level so the American people could understand what their rights are."
Curious, I ran the text of the Constitution through an app measuring the grade level required for easy understanding of the document.
On the Gunning Fog Test: 17.222
Coleman Liau Test: 10.92
Fresch-Kincaid Grade Level: 15.59
SMOG Test: 15.24
The Federalist Papers are filled with concert that the masses understand the document. All the concerns about the masses actually taking part in the new government- property, racce and gender requirements, expressions like Madison's "taken as a whole, mankind are dangerous"- well, that was all just a headfake.
Oh, and the Gays. Still Mean.