06 January 2011

The Constitution

I enjoyed the spectacle in the House this morning as they read selected portions of the Constitution. They left out so much that embarrassed the Republicans-- Slavery, only landowners had full citizenship, woman had no rights, the stupid amendment to prohibit alcohol.
The Constitution is an historical document that begins with "In order to form a more perfect Union", the implication being that the Constitution was not a perfect document, which is why the writers provided a method to amend it.
And you have to love the choices the Republicans have made for committees, Like Ralph Hall for Science and Technology, Bachman as head of Intelligence Oversight, Virginia Foxx to head the subcommittee on higher education. It is going to be a fun year.

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