So you don't think that things like the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th amendments didn't change the thoughts of anyone in this country? Are you saying the end of slavery, equality for women, etc, would have happened on its own?
I ABSOLUTELY think those things could have happened on their own - and that's the way it should be. Let me explain further.
I don't think slavery ever should have happened. It's the height of arrogance and ignorance for anyone to think they can "own" anyone else and dictate that this person work for them with little or no compensation. While I could easily argue that it still happens today - if you work a job that you would not work if you didn't need the money, you're at best an endentured servant - it's a completely ridiculous idea from the start.
I think the Europeans who came to America never should have decided to go to Africa and kidnap people and enslave them. It was stupid and wrong and never should have become an issue to begin with, and it's created more problems than anyone can imagine ever since.
As for women's rights, clearly the founding fathers had little concept of this idea either. When they said "all men were created equal", what they REALLY meant was this:
All white, wealthy, land owning men were created equal, and everyone else is beneath them.
It's taken 200 plus years for us to come this far toward true equality, and we'll probably never achieve it no matter what legislation takes place. After all, as I said, no matter how close to a perfect situation you get, a capitalist economy dictates that there will always be people held back by being poor (or at the least, not independently wealthy) and thus these people will be forced into what is effectively endentured servitude by working jobs they would rather not work for people they would probably rather not work for.