Should we be amending the Constitution every time the urge hits us?

We should amend the Constitution every time the people successfully follow the procedure outlined in the Constitution. That's the law of the land. The process itself ensures that only those amendments of the utmost importance will survive the process. It is not up to individuals, or the media, or the bar association, or the ACLU to give permission to amend the Constitution. This is a right reserved for the people as they exercise popular sovereignty through their elected representatives at the national and state levels.