I'm sorry but I wasn't trying to say that Henry Cabot Lodge lived during the time period the Constitution was ratified. He lived during the 19th & 20th century and served for decades in the U.S. Congress and was even Senate Majority leader.
I think his comments regarding the Constitution were meant to convey that the document was initially considered to be an experiment which the states could terminate similar to their actions regarding the AOC.
1. Was Lodge factually correct, i.e. can you quote Washington, Hamilton, Mason, and Clinton suggesting that the Constitution was an experiment from which individual states could and probably would withdraw?
2. Do you have anything by Lodge equating his peaceful withdrawal with unilateral secession?
3. Do you accept Lodge's larger points, that "the Constitution . . . converted a confederacy into a nation," and that “the people of the United States are a nation, they are the masters of an empire, their union is indivisidible?”