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Letters to the Editor

Boehner do-over

January 14, 2011

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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.

Comments

Mike Ford 3 years, 3 months ago

article one, section eight, part three, the commerce clause that states that the Congress has the plenary power to regulate the commerce between the foreign nations, the several states, and the Indian tribes. Tribes and states are dependant sovereigns upon the federal government for protection. Tell the state's rights AG clowns suing against health care that they are dependant sovereigns of the federal government. Ever heard of the supremacy clause or plenary power GOP AG clowns? Derek Schmidt hasn't. typical dumblicans.

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Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 3 months ago

yea it's darty. Boehner hehe get it? Boner? hehehehe

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parrothead8 3 years, 3 months ago

Every member of Congress should have gone to school, where they teach the Constitution. Many members of Congress went to law school, where they teach semester-long courses on nothing but the Constitution.

And they want to start a legislative session by reading the whole thing? Seriously, quit wasting our time and get to work.

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Kirk Larson 3 years, 3 months ago

OK, here goes: "The original reading was simply symbolic and the rest of the legislative session will be based on symbolism rather than substance." Satisfied?

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow! I would be scared to death to make a comment like that on this award-winning and expertly moderated forum.

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JustNoticed 3 years, 3 months ago

As Bush II said, "the constitution is just a piece of paper". That was just before he wiped his ass with it.

on Boehner, check this out by Matt Taibbi: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/matt-taibbi-the-crying-shame-of-john-boehner-20110105

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 3 months ago

Aw heck Rex, why not. The adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are getting a do-over.

May god bless.

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