Monday, January 3, 2011
Under Nancy Pelosi's leadership, the House Democrats were good at writing (turning many bills into 2000 page monstrosities), but not very good at reading.
This being the case, new Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced that when the Republicans take over this week, the Constitution will be read aloud to the Democrats so (to paraphrase his predecessor) "you can find out what's in it."
Democrats and the mainstream media are calling it a meaningless stunt, pointing out that the reading is a waste of an entire hour of valuable governmental time. Oddly, the same Democrats and media types weren't concerned about two years' worth of wasted time under Nancy Pelosi, when many critical issues were delayed - or ignored entirely - before being rushed through in the last days of her evil reign.
If hearing the Constitution in full (perhaps for the first time) transforms the House Democrats into responsible guardians of our nation's heritage and future, it will be a miracle.
But on the hopeful side, it wouldn't be the first miracle the Constitution has been responsible for.