important point. "We the people" are the backbone that props up politicians. Similarly, it's the millions of citizens who support the Constitution and Bill of Rights that make those pieces of paper the law of the land.
Rand proved that taking a stand of principle, in spite of much opposition, can be a force for good in the world. Check out this post, "Rand Paul: One person can make a difference"
http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1264 (Resist gun control)