Does anyone have a problem with the reading of the US Constitution on the record

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Yurt, Jan 6, 2011.

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Should the US constitution be read into the record at the beginning of a Cong. sess.

  1. I have no problem with this

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  2. Of course, in every session and hopefully all parties will keep it in mind

    19.1%
  3. Publicity stunt

    25.5%
  4. No, we all know it, especially congress, its pointless to read it into the record and is a stunt

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  1. Yurt
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    its come to my attention that some on the left view congress reading the constitution into record as a solely a publicity stunt and should not be done

    what say you?
     
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    Reading a liberal document in front of Congress?

    I rather liked the idea.
     
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    Sallow confuses liberalism with the socialists who hijacked it in the 20th century.
     
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    yes it's a publicity stunt. and the implication is intended to be that they're "constitutionalists".
     
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    Of course it was a publicity stunt.

    Could they try to read the legislation before they pass it/filibuster it instead?

    I assume they already read the constitution and I certainly don't need it read to me.
     
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    Of course it's a publicity stunt. Does that mean it's a problem? Not really. Most of what happens on the House and Senate floor is a publicity stunt for the cameras. What's one more?
     
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    I think that the next time someone filibusters, they should read the Constitution.

    In fact, if they want to filibuster long time, they should read the US Constitution and all of the other national constitutions throughout the world...then DISCUSS.
     
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    No, I have no problem with them doing it.

    That's not to say that this shallow symbolism is nothing more than a redundant waste of time pandering to people's ideals of responsible governance, by politicians who need to foist that facade of giving a shit about it, whenever possible. But whatever.
     
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    Fucking excellent! :clap2::clap2:
     
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    Well so far the demonRats who have responded to this thread think the reading of the constitution is a publicity stunt. I personally enjoyed it. I pulled out my pocket constitution and followed along. My only objection is that it was so broken up with calling each person to cite about three sentences..I wish they would just have read the constitiution but I'm glad to see the demonrats have read it. that's good to know.
     

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