Friday, April 01, 2011


Of late, there have been rumblings about the reading of the U.S. Constitution before each session of the House of Representatives. Many of the Democrats in the House are opposed to the continuation of this practice. They have said they consider it "silly" and other words to that effect. Really?

Gentlemen, let me educate you. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of this land. Moreover, it is what you swore to "preserve, protect and defend" when you took your oath of office at the beginning of the term.

Apparently the Democrats in Congress (and probably a fair number of Republicans) consider the Constitution to be irrelevant and antiquated. It isn't. It also isn't a "living document" as some of you have opined. What it is is the absolute authority of what you as legislators may and may not do vis-a-vis the making of laws in this nation. So instead of devoting your leisure time reading to the latest Party talking points (and this applies to BOTH parties), you might be educated by reading with care the document that most clearly and specifically defines your parameters as legislators.

Furthermore, most of you should know this document by heart - or at the very least, pretty intimately. Most of you are attorneys by education and training and really should know better. But then I guess most of you were front and center at courses that dealt with hourly billing rates and the like and often recovering from a night on the town when it came to Constitutional Law courses!

Shame on you!

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