Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Light reading

This editorial really hit home. I just had to mention it in my blog.
On Thursday, members of the House's new Republican majority read the U.S. Constitution aloud -- the first time in the nation's history that's been done during a session of Congress.
First of all, I cannot believe that this is the first time that the Constitution has been read in a session of Congress, but then when I think of the bills that have been passed, maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

The article goes on to say that the the venomous response from some was too much. I ask why would anyone object to the reading of the Constitution in Congress when everyone in Congress takes an oath to uphold the Constitution.

The it points out that most of the people objecting don't even know what it says and they misquote it. How sad that we have elected officials who object to the reading of the Constitution and who don't even know what it says.

The article concludes by saying,
And all this condescension, all these patronizing snickers, would seem to reveal some nervousness on the left that the people are indeed starting to go back and read it -- and understand it.

We must start to elect people who will keep their oath to uphold the Constitution and who know what it says.

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