Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Worthwhile and Needed History Lesson

On the next day of Congressional business, Speaker Boehner and the Republican leadership have called for a reading of the US Constitution on the House floor. This procedure is tying in with the new rules that state all bills proposed in the House must cite the Constitution.

It seems that our lawmakers have lost sight (and knowledge) of the Constitution so this rule change and procedure is effective. Educators have to justify how their lesson plans align with Core Content Curriculum Standards, so it should be just that members of Congress justify the Constitutionality of the bills they propose. It is very unfortunate to see those like Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Alex Altman, and Joy Behar have mocked the process and the document itself, not only in word but in action. The US Constitution has stood the test of time and has held firm as the supreme law of the United States for over 223 years! This will be a good civics lesson for all members of Congress!

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