Hidden video: Dems prepare to help read the Constitution
FAB cameras were on hand when Congressional Democrats prepared to help read the Constitution.
I guess I should apologize for comparing Democrats to Barney Fife. Sorry, Barney.
Seriously, it was instructive to hear leftists respond to the reading of the Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives:
- Dahlia Lithwick of Slate said reading the Constitution was evidence of a “fetish.”
- Dem. Cong. Jerrold Nadler said reading it was “total nonsense” and “propaganda.”
- MSNBC’s Chris Hayes wondered if there might be something “insidious” about reading it.
- Joy Behar of The Voice wondered if reading the Constitution—once in our lifetime, by the way—might be “getting out of hand.”
- Ezra Klein of the Washington Post said reading it aloud was “a gimmick.”
- E. J. Dionne of the Washington Post lamented treating the Constitution as “the equivalent of sacred scripture.”
- Former (thankfully) Dem. Cong. Phil Hare said “I don’t worry about the Constitution.”
Of course, when they take the oath of office, guess what they promise to do? Here’s their oath of office (in part):
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; … So help me God.
Why does the left have so much contempt for the Constitution, particularly it’s limitations on the role and scope of government? Because the Constitution limits their power to create the socialistic/bureaucratic utopia they dream of. They can’t get the votes to pass amendments in the legal way—we won’t give away our freedoms voluntarily—so they just pretend it says something else. Reading the Constitution makes that pretense more difficult.
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