What Do You Think of The House Reading the Constitution?

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  1. InTheLight

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    The House convened today and the first order of business was reading the U.S. Constitution from beginning to end.

    What do you think of that?

    I think it is an unnecessary public relations stunt. Your thoughts?
     
  2. Paul3144

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    It would do a lot of good if they would apply what they read.
     
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    I wonder what the point was. If it was a way to compare how few words were needed to organize and specify our entire government vs how many words were in things like the unreadable health care bill then I am all for it. But all I see so far are empty words. The GOP has a chance to do something, starting with ending this health care mess, but if they don't deliver they will be back out quick.
     
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    A prudent reminder. Maybe a touch of grandstanding, but worth it.

    Now if we can only get them to apply it. I be very, very interested to see ingerviews with all members of the House & Senate that asks them to identify key parts and list thr Bill of Rights.
     
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    I agree. AND just maybe someone was paying attention to the words.
     
  6. Aaron

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    My thinking is, finally, some of them have read it. They need to do this every week. Maybe it will sink in.
     
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    I'm with Aaron, this was probably the first time some of them had ever read it!
     
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    Some of the Dem's complained about it, then they complained because the Repuc were going to leave out the part about the 3/5 compromise. Could it be the reason they wanted to leave it out, was because, it is no longer part of the Constitution?

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  9. InTheLight

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    Interesting that you brought up the repeal of the health care bill because I heard some Republican say that they will spend a majority of their time, IF NOT ALL OF THEIR TIME, de-funding the health care bill.

    Is that what we want the Republicans to do? Spend most of their time making incisions into the health care bill and slowly, bit by bit, stripping it of funding? Or should they go after the individual mandate provision and quickly strip that out of the bill, in effect, rendering universal coverage a dead issue then move on to something else?
     
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    If they had also read the Supreme Court decisions so that they would know what the Constitution meant in the 21st century their terms would be up before they could turn the screws on the working class.
     
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    Why would the Constitution mean anything different in the 21st century vs. the 18th century when it was written?
     
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    Maybe there should be a test on the Constitution before a member is entitled to speak or vote on how the country should be governed? ... Would be interesting to know how many of our Australian MP's have read our constitution ;-)

    Regards
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    All show, no substance.
     
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    Reading it is one thing

    Defending it is quiet another

    I mean, Fidel Casto can READ the US Constitution --- I about imagine he would enough sense to "google" it up from his HQ's in Havanna!!!!
    Yes, any Senator can read the thing outloud or to himself----he can read it to his wife and children and can even take time to go house to house in his district and read it to every registered voter in that said district

    But I would LOVE to see the readers become defenders----dress up in battle fatiques----with a M-16 strapped to himself ---- weighted down with clips of ammo and pocket sacks full of granades

    Yes, its one thing to read---another to defend!!!
     
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    Being a liberal, you wouldn't like it at all if they did.
     
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    You mean the same body that said Black people shouldn't be considered citizens but property of the slave owner? Remember that Congress had to pass consitutional amendments to correct the idiotic Supreme Court ruling. That's the body we are supposed to consult to understand the Constitution. No thanks. They've been wrong numerous times. I can read the Constitution and figure things out pretty quickly. It's a very simple document.
     
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    The substance being that some of the Demoncrats finally heard the words - given that some of them well may have never read it before. :tongue3:
     
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    Well...because it's the only way they can head off this nightmare.

    They cannot succeed in repealing the individual mandate. They don't have the votes.

    It would be a miracle for them to get a simple majority in the Senate. And then, Obama will simply veto it. It's an absolute impossibility for them to get enough votes to override the veto. Not gonna happen. So, their route is the only other feasible route.

    Hey...whatever they can do to head off this disaster that will bankrupt this country and decimate our freedoms.
     
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    Translation: Throw out the Constitution when it disagrees with our agenda.

    No thanks.
     
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    Dollars to doughnuts that Crabby would have wet himself with glee had this been a Democrat idea.

    How can you object to the reading of the document each member just swore to uphold?
     

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