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Exactly why should the Constitution not be read on the floor of the House?

I really want to know if there is any good reason. I haven't heard any yet in any of these Constitution bashing posts

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 1:34 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • – collapse
    who cares.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:42 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • – collapse
    Because there are more important things to be discussed/dealt with. They are wasting time AND money!!! DO YOUR JOB, THIS ISN'T READING RAINBOW!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • WOWS more important? They cannot do their jobs properly if they do not know the constitution and are not held to adhere to it!
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • In there job they have fallow the constitution and by the way things have been going it looks like they do know what's in it!

    Like in any lage Company you have meetings and go over you policies.

    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 2:07 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • I can't think of a reason but do think it should have been read in full. We need to remember our history if we don't want to repeat it.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 2:09 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Wait a minute, OP. . . didn't you just say that discussing this is "stupid and petty"? And. . . would you be defending it if it were the Democrats taking up time to do this?


    Just wondering if it's more bullshit hypocrisy. . .

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 2:11 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • No Js, I said it made the people bitching about it look stupid and petty. There is nothing wrong with discussing the fact. No bullshit hypocrisy here.
    Also it was not just Republicans reading it, it was members of the House, both Republicans and Democrats. I'm very happy to know some of the Dems were reading.
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 2:17 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • I think it's an excellent idea. I haven't noticed any bashing posts but i can't imagine why someone would object.

    I don't think it's a waste of time at all and if someone in that room doesn't care to hear it...they don't belong in that room.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:20 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • i think it would be to all of our benefits if they read it at least once a year and it was a mandatory thing. how can they claim to govern a country if they dont even know the laws which that country is based off of? yes, it would be boring, but the thing isnt THAT long (even if they include the Amendments) and im sure 99% of them only have a basic idea of what it says (pres must be 35, 3 branches, 2 Senate members per state, etc). they could probably use a copy or two to keep in their office too.

    the only problem i could see is if the person reading it cant keep their attitude in check and puts influence on certain sections instead of reading it normally. also, a lot of the Amendments are subject to interpretation, but thats not the House's job, thats the SC's job.

    and i dont see how it could waste anymore time than they usually waste...its not like they dont have an hour to actually sit and listen.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 3:24 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • So to kerp and anon ... how do expect Congress to do their job, if they don't know what it is? The Constitution is essentially their job description. Would you expect someone to do a job without knowing what their job entails?
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 4:05 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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