In the early 20th Century, Senior Citizens rioted against then- Boston Hospital in response to continuing high fees charged for healthcare. One hundred years later, America stood on the edge of a boiling national populace nearly ready to riot en masse for decent healthcare and reasonable prices.
During the intervening American century, over 100 riots occurred in protest of many issues that ranged from war, racial prejudice, the draft, unemployment, disability funding cuts, women’s rights, areas of corporate corruptness, even shortages of promised nylon stockings after WWII, and others.
How can the US Constitution help us with that? Constitutional Amendments have helped in the past and they may help in the future. Will another set of riots occur first?
Out of hundreds, the largest American riot occurred in 1863 to protest the military draft during the Civil War. The second largest was in 1967 in Detroit under the administration of Governor George W. Romney. Analysts place that as the cause of the exodus from Detroit to the suburbs and the decline of the city even in 2012.