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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You know that there isn't, or otherwise you would've presented it.

    Feel free to give up the posturing any time now, seeing as how it is completely without any factual basis whatsoever.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    People are whining about this? If a section was negated by a later amendment, why does it matter if that section is not read aloud? It would certainly same some time, and allow them to get down to the business at hand.
    Because the goal of reading it aloud was to get back to th eroots. Editting out the less than stellar parts of our history is ignoring a portion of our legislative roots.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Explain to me why we don't require Congress to read the Constitution aloud in chambers EVERY year.

    They should have to take a test on it. More than half would fail miserably.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who passed Jim Crow laws?
    Who is trying to distract me from the fact that there is no metric that would allow you to make a statement like, "Well, over the last 10 years the Republicans decreased our freedoms 2.4%, but those lousy Democrats have decreased them 50%!"
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Explain to me why we don't require Congress to read the Constitution aloud in chambers EVERY year.

    They should have to take a test on it. More than half would fail miserably.
    particularly that part about only congress can declare war.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Explain to me why we don't require Congress to read the Constitution aloud in chambers EVERY year.
    For the same reason why we don't require them to recite The Golden Rule or read from "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" -- because it would be an empty gesture.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Because the goal of reading it aloud was to get back to th eroots. Editting out the less than stellar parts of our history is ignoring a portion of our legislative roots.
    Why read parts of the Constitution that are no longer legal parts of the Constitution?
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    As a reminder of where we came from, since the idea is to bring the government back to its Constitutional roots.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Because the goal of reading it aloud was to get back to th eroots. Editting out the less than stellar parts of our history is ignoring a portion of our legislative roots.
    I thought the point was to say 'here is the Constitution... here's what is Constitutional... please stick within the confines of this document when making legislation'. Seems silly to 'require' them to cover parts that are no longer 'Constitutional'.

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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why read parts of the Constitution that are no longer legal parts of the Constitution?
    Because they are part of the roots of our legislative history.
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