The People to Congress – Read the Constitution
Gun Owners of America (GOA) has a great idea for Members of Congress — Read the Constitution. GOA is advocating that Members of Congress read the Constitution early in the next Congress out loud on the House and Senate floor. What a great idea.
Will liberal Senators raise a point of order because they don’t want to hear the 2nd Amendment’s mandate that:
The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Will liberals ask for equal time to read Supreme Court decisions that agree with a warped interpretation of the clear words in the Constitution? We know that they dare not be on the Senate and House floor during a reading of the Second Amendment.
The House and Senate should establish a new rule that members of both chambers must be allowed to read aloud the whole U.S. Constitution before they conduct any other business immediately upon the opening of a new Congress.
From the GOA web site:
If there is a mandate for the Congress coming out of the 2010 elections, it is that the Constitution must be made relevant again. And what better way to begin the One Hundred Twelfth Congress than to have read aloud, in both the House and Senate, the Constitution in its entirety.
It would be great to see Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) or Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) take to the Senate floor to read the Constitution. Maybe they could round up Senator-elect Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator-elect Ron Johnson (R-WI) to help out with the reading. In the House, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) can round up the Tea Party troops for a reading of the Constitution to the House. Liberals will boycott. No self respected gun hater would be caught dead listening to other Members of Congress reading the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.
More from the GOA web site:
The House and Senate will waste hours congratulating sports teams, naming post offices, and various other meaningless tasks. Even worse, it will spend much more time doing things for which it has absolutely no constitutional authority. The purpose of this petition is clear and obvious. The Congress must be reminded that this is a nation of laws, and there is a law that governs what the Congress is empowered to do — either to justify their actions or to demonstrate when they are unlawfully operating beyond their bounds, no matter how well-intentioned. If you believe that the Constitution matters in the 21st century, and if you agree that it would be time well spent for the Congress to read the Constitution, then please SIGN THE PETITION.
Consider this post my signature on that petition. There is only one thing better than this idea from Gun Owners of America; an idea to force Congressman to actually abide by the Constitution.