Change!…GOP-Controlled House Will Open Congress With Reading of US Constitution | The Gateway Pundit
Posted December 25, 2010on:
I am happy to hear this and I hope the message is sent and is HEARD by all. So far I have been very upset with the Republicans in Congress: 1( for all the wrong committee chairman that the leadership has assigned and for keeping Michelle Bachman out. I am not sure why they are afraid of Michelle. they did the same thing when they usurped her the front steps of Congress tea party gathering that she called for. They ignored it until they saw the crowd and then they took over pushing her to the back ans side.
and 2) the Republican “old guard” rolled over during the lame duck and gave Obama everything but the nomination for 2012. Passing the START Treaty was not a good move since I am positive not one of them actually read the thing. Extending the tax cuts was a bad move because they gave away so much that they would not have had to give up in January.
So maybe this move to read the Constitution first off is a good move because I am also positive that most members of Congress have never read it. BB
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, December 24, 2010, 5:53 PM
As soon as Speaker Pelosi hands over her gavel to GOP leader John Boehner the 112th Congress of the United States will open with a reading of the US Constitution, a document often ignored by the far left extremists of the current Obama-Pelosi regime. (a document often ignored by ALL of Congress! BB)
They really need to hand out some copies, too.
The Washington Times reported:
The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.
The goal, backers said, is to underscore the limited-government rules the Founders imposed on Congress – and to try to bring some of those principles back into everyday legislating.
“It stems from the debate that we’ve had for the last two years about things like the exercise of authority in a whole host of different areas by the EPA, we’ve had this debate in relation to the health care bill, the cap-and-trade legislation,” said Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, who proposed the reading. “This Congress has been very aggressive in expanding the power of the federal government, and there’s been a big backlash to that.”