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

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

    The House read the U.S. Constitution aloud on Thursday morning - after a brief debate about exactly which parts of the historic document they would be reading.

    The chamber's Republican leaders - who organized the first-of-its-kind event - had touted the reading as a way to bring the country back to its political roots. But they didn't want to go all the way back: Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.), who was running the procedure, said lawmakers would read a Constitution that had been edited to remove sections negated by later amendments.
    You mean like the 3/5ths compromise?

    So I guess we're getting back to our Constitutional roots, we're just ignoring the parts that are too embarrassing to acknowledge.

    Cowards.


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    Who will be pointing to this the next time a right-leaning wingnut talks about revisionism.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

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

    Reading is more than saying words. You have to understand, comprehend, know context, make judgements. This requries a lot more than just reading out loud.

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

    I'm surprised they did not try to slip in the word "god" some where.

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

    It's silly but harmless. Not worth making a big deal over. Nothing real has been changed.
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Reading is more than saying words. You have to understand, comprehend, know context, make judgements. This requries a lot more than just reading out loud.
    Reading it aloud is a good start in that direction.

    I'm having a hard time imagining why anyone wouldn't want the congress critters reminded of their duties to the Constitution
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    Re: After some wrangling, U.S. Constitution is read in House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Reading it aloud is a good start in that direction.

    I'm having a hard time imagining why anyone wouldn't want the congress critters reminded of their duties to the Constitution
    I don't. I object to people misusing, misreading and in general getting the constitiution wrong. Just read an editorial this weekend on that in the Des Monies Reister, I think, that took to task many of those claiming to be constitutionalists. They got much wrong, and too often do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You mean like the 3/5ths compromise?

    So I guess we're getting back to our Constitutional roots, we're just ignoring the parts that are too embarrassing to acknowledge.
    Quick history lesson for those that love to point this part of the constitution out. The 3/5ths compromise refers to representation in congress. The slave owners wanted full representation of slaves which they considered property. The north countered by saying if your property adds to your representation in congress than we'll count our horses and buggies and all the property we have. The 3/5ths compromise is nothing more than a mechanism to reduce the slave holders role in congress while still maintaining that the slaves are people and deserve representation. Now that oughta heat up this issue, ready, set, discuss!

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

    lawmakers would read a Constitution that had been edited to remove sections negated by later amendments.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's silly but harmless. Not worth making a big deal over. Nothing real has been changed.

    It is just for the show.

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

    I know that the reading of the Constitution doesn't actually constitute a substantive legislative act.

    I'm also familiar with both the text and the meaning of the compromise.

    My point is that they're reading the abridged version rather than owning the whole thing on the one hand, while on the other hand pretending like they're doing it to get us back to our Constitutional roots.
    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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