Yes, something must be going terribly wrong in a country, any country, where a group of citizens --from highly acclaimed international figures to pretty anonymous professionals such as myself-- feels the urge to go public and remind its fellow citizens that the country's constitution is still the law of the land.
But this Spain, 2014, and many believe the constitution is just an old fashioned piece of paper unfairly restricting some so-called preexisting liberties. So the surprising need has been felt, and the aforementioned actions have been undertaken. This is the initial result --in Spanish--: Libres e Iguales, a manifesto.
Those who feel sentiment trumps the rule of law, or as this very didactic newspaper article published in El País explains, choose in the twenty-first century Schmitt's views over Kelsen's, should reconsider. They can shout and cry all the want, but they will find a growing number of us, self-conscious citizens, on the opposite corner.
Consequently, more actions will follow.