Friday, January 7, 2011

Call for Constitutional Test for Congress

We are a Nation of Laws, Not Men
Al Ritter

In a time where liberals would rather defer to the cult of personality rather than the law, the showdown came to the House yesterday as the Republicans read the constitution aloud before the first session. Grumblings from the Democrats were loud and plentiful in protest of the reading.

Charges ranged from grandstanding, to reciting an old document which doesn’t mean much in today’s society. The recitation was even interrupted by a spectator in the gallery when it came to Article II section 1 stating the requirements needed to be President. The spectator shouted, “What about Obama,” where after that woman was immediately arrested pursuant to house rules.

Our nation was founded on very few laws in 1776, but they were founded on respect, honor, and Judeo/Christian belief. For ANY representative democrat or republican to object to the reading of a document that sets forth the articles of our laws, is both disrespectful and displays an ignorance that has no place as a lawmaker. The House is where new laws are suggested and put forth to the Senate, how can any person that ignores the founding document be trusted to suggest a law that adheres to that very document?

I would suggest we go one step farther next year. Make EVERY representative not only read the Constitution, but pass a standardized test on that very document before doing even one day of business on the house floor! If they can’t pass said test then the house will return said representative to the state for further training or a revote to one who can pass the test.

The Constitution is a sacred document to the Republicans, it is NOT a “living document” as the left thinks it is. There as so many requirements including a super majority necessary to add an amendment, and that was the exact intent of our founding fathers…….to make changes HARD! The Constitution is the representation of a country that touts the principal of law over the celebration of an individual ( such as a king or queen)……….let’s keep it that way!


barb p said...

I am sure with you on this Al!!!!

Kevin Bryant said...

How do you call yourself an AMERICAN and protest the reading of the constitution. How can you take an oath of office to support, protect and defend the constitution and then use the office to circumvent the very same document. How can you with a straight face call yourself a servent of the people and ignore that very thing that makes WE THE PEOPLE the ones whom you serve. How do you wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and not have total disgust for yourself and your own actions? The biggest question of all is how can those who keep electing the people to office call themselves partiotic Americans and claim to have love of country? How?

Grant Burmer said...

Very Good.

kathy o said...

The Constitution should be a sacred document to all Americans, not just Republicans.
Testing sounds like a great idea - as is your plan if they can't pass it.
I have heard that one page of the Constitution was skipped and not read and that many of the congressmen didn't even stick around to hear it ---I don't know if that was really the case, but if so I think that is despicable!