Republicans in control of the U.S. House read the Constitution out loud today on the floor of the U. S. House.
There is nothing wrong with reading the Constitution out loud. All people should know the Constitution.
The mistake has been us as liberals, progressives, and Democrats to allow people on the far-right, such as just about every member of the Republican Party at this point, to lay claim to ideological ownership of our founding documents.
The Constitution does not belong to people who feel it does not protect the rights of all Americans.
With this blog post, you see my copy of the Constitution with my cup of coffee at the White Castle at the corner of Reading & Taft in Cincinnati.
I keep a copy of the Constitution at all times. I have it with me even when I’m on the road. I’m ready to reply to all Constitutional questions should a Constitutional debate break out on the sidewalk, or any other place I may be in daily life. I’m not giving up our freedoms to any so-called Tea Party.
The Constitution is both the starting point of our laws, and a document that allows us to make progress in our society.
The Constitution allows for the rights of all people, and it allows for advancements to be made towards the goal of universal health care.
Learn about the Constitution for yourself. Don’t shy away from what makes our nation strong. Don’t let our futures be defined by our most selfish and fearful fellow citizens.
Sometimes in life we are arriving. At other times we are departing. It is easier at the airport to figure out your arrivals and departures because they are posted,and you know when to get on the plane. For the most part otherwise in our lives, we are flying blind.
I took this picture yesterday at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.