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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Yes, of course. Government forces teachers to label every single lesson plan with the appropriate state standards to make sure what we're teaching is what we're supposed to be teaching. Why wouldn't every bill have cite the specific place in the Constitution where the power of that bill comes from? All representatives should know what's in the Constitution and be able to explain why they vote for things. They shouldn't have to memorize it, but know it very, very well.


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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Yes, they should pray and recite the constitution facing the Oval Office, due to the fact that this is where the President sign most Policies into Law.
    They should pray and recite on straw mats instead of prayer rugs because it is cheaper and will save a lot of taxs money..
    The manufacturing of the straw mats could stimulate and create new jobs, creating twice or more jobs than prayer rugs would, because the straw mats would wear out sooner than rugs.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Yes, of course. Government forces teachers to label every single lesson plan with the appropriate state standards to make sure what we're teaching is what we're supposed to be teaching.
    Oh no and the next thing you know a medical doctor might have to go through some course of study!

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie T. Mouse View Post
    Yes, they should pray and recite the constitution facing the Oval Office, due to the fact that this is where the President sign most Policies into Law.
    They should pray and recite on straw mats instead of prayer rugs because it is cheaper and will save a lot of taxs money..
    The manufacturing of the straw mats could stimulate and create new jobs, creating twice or more jobs than prayer rugs would, because the straw mats would wear out sooner than rugs.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    No they shouldn't, it would be nothing more than a stupid hollow act. I'm assuming your wanting this implemented is so that you know politicians understand the constitution. But you can understand the constitution without memorizing it, and you can not understand the constitution with just memorizing it.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    How many people memorize information in order to pass a test only to forget it right after the test is over? This is nothing but a pointless exercise that in no way correlates to understanding.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh no and the next thing you know a medical doctor might have to go through some course of study!
    I never said teachers shouldn't have to do that, so I don't understand your sarcastic response....


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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    No, recitation does not equal understanding.

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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No they shouldn't, it would be nothing more than a stupid hollow act. I'm assuming your wanting this implemented is so that you know politicians understand the constitution. But you can understand the constitution without memorizing it, and you can not understand the constitution with just memorizing it.
    The idea is that by reciting it everytime before they vote or write a bill is to help give them that second thought. Just like laws against murder,theft, fraud and so on do not stop everyone but they do stop a few. I know that not every politcian reciting the constitution will give a ****, but there will those who will care. I want them reciting the constitution to remember that it is there and what they are supposed to uphold. Although I suppose making them read the authors of the amendments intetions would also be a good idea.
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    Re: Should politicians be forced to recite the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    What good would reciting the constitution do?
    What good does it do having a marine recite the rifleman's creed, what good does it do having Army infantry soldiers recite the infantryman's creed, army rangers recite the Ranger Creed and so on, those in the army recite the Army Values?


    It's a piece of paper in the hands of liars and deceivers in a town full of people who practice self-preservation above all else.

    If you lie in court, you have broken the law.
    If you lie inside the military, you are in violation of the UCMJ.


    But if you are a politician, you are expected to lie and most even get re-elected. Our politicians don't have a lack of constitutional understanding. They manipulate and alter as they go. What they have is moral depravity. Who cares what's good for the country as long as it's good for the party.
    I know most people in office are scum. Thats why we need laws to remind them of their duties, and laws in place to ensure that they do the right thing or at least point them in the right direction.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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