Under normal circumstances I would not describe Wayne Rogers as a wild-eyed Lefty. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in history and after that he was an actor on the MASH TV show many years ago, playing the role of "Trapper John" McIntyre. He was also a Broadway producer.
After his acting days were over, he later became a successful investor, money manager, and a commenter for Fox News. But nothing in that background guarantees common sense or immunity from dumb elitist cliches.
Yes, it is true that the Constitution was written in 1787 when America was an agrarian society. So what? Does Rogers think the Constitution was a plan to manage the agriculture of America in 1787? It wasn't. It was then and is still today a brilliant plan to protect the rights and freedoms of Americans by imposing checks and balances and limits on the powers of government as against the individual rights of the people.
Those rights and freedoms are just as important in 2013 as they were in 1787 and it is just as important now in an urban and high technology society to protect citizens from power abuses by government. If Rogers thinks that amendments are needed to adapt the Constituion to modern needs, there are two ways in Article 5 to amend the document.
The U.S. Constitution only has 7,639 words with amendments. No better plan to protect citizens from government has ever been written. The Constitution of the European Union has 156,447 words with no Bill of Rights and that word count does not even include dozens of separate treaties and accords that are referenced in the EU Constitution and are a part of it. But then protecting the freedom and fundamental human rights of Europeans is not really the purpose of their constituion.
The point that Rogers and other elitists miss is that the ideals of our Constitution will never be obsolete because it is a plan for freedom and the plan is just as important today as it was 224 years ago and the fact that most people made their living from agriculture in 1787 is irrelevant to the search for freedom under the rule of law which is always a worthy search in all time periods.