To the editor:
Time for a do-over. What a great way to start a legislative session: by reading the U.S. Constitution to all members of the legislature. However, it came off as symbolic rather than substantive.
Speaker Boehner should tell all members that the reading of the Constitution is so important that their attendance for the entire reading is required. Speaker Boehner should tell the members of the “people’s house” that the reading is so important that every member, himself included, will listen to the entire reading and that the reading will include the original text and all amendments.
Speaker Boehner should be allowed the opportunity for a do-over. And if the reading of the Constitution is not important enough for this type of do-over, then tell us that the original reading was simply symbolic and that the rest of the legislative session is based on symbolism rather than substance.
Speaker Boehner, it’s your call. Please, please take advantage of a do-over.