This may be a little behind the times, I was going to post this after the new Congress took office, but the Tucson shootings kind of took everything over. I know I speak for everyone when I say that it is truly a miracle that Congresswoman Giffords is doing great. She has a long road ahead but I know we are all pulling for her.
That being said, here goes a bit of old news, just wrapping up loose ends I guess.
Finally, the balance of the Cosmos shifted and righted itself. That's right, the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5. One of the first orders of business was a reading of the Constitution by both Republican and Democrat House Members. At least the Democrat members who did not think it was "nonsense", or "propaganda". It sounds like a portion of this month's issue of "Mad" Magazine. But no, that's what Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) had to say about the reading of the very document that specifically authorizes him and his fellow Congressmen, to BE in Washington DC to represent the people of his district.
Poor Jerry. He just can't for the life of him, figure out why those silly Republicans are treating this like, what did he call it? Oh yeah, like a "sacred text."
Where does one even begin to wrap their brain around that one? Were it not for the authors of this nearly perfect document, America would simply not exist. America is not a place without it's flaws, but those brilliant men who drafted the Constitution, in their genius, provided a system of checks and balances and means of correction to perhaps right some of those flaws as Americans, for lack of a better word, evolved.
No where else on Earth are the laws of any land guaranteed in such a way as ours. Generations of soldiers have given their lives to defend it. Millions upon millions of immigrants (legal ones) have come here knowing that the rights it granted them, if they worked hard and followed the laws embodied within it, that the American dream was theirs for the taking.
My reply to Congressman Nadler would be that not only is it a sacred text, but it's very words are what make us Americans.