Coulda had a V8
Instead of today's utterly pointless time-waster of reading the Constitution, we could
have seen a truly useful exercise.
We could have asked Clarence Thomas (the only man in DC who has actually read the Constitution) to write a set of 435 moderately difficult questions with correct answers.
Then we'd print the questions on a set of cards, shuffle them, and place them in a bowl.
Then we'd ask each member of the House to pull out a card and give the answer.
Members who gave correct answers would then be qualified to take the oath of office. Members who gave incorrect answers would obviously be unqualified to uphold a document they've never read. They would then be treated as observers, able to sit and listen but not able to vote.
I'd bet on roughly a dozen legitimate members remaining after this exercise.
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More seriously, it's truly bizarre that the Right defends the reading and the Left objects to the reading. Since 1962 the real document hasn't been used at all; everything done by the Feds violates either the explicit letter or the clear spirit of the old document. The ONLY people who use the Bill of Rights are leftists: the Soviet-front ACLU and the black-robed Soviet saboteurs in the Federal court system. These enemy agents use an inverted reading of the document to kill American industry, weaken the military, embolden criminals and terrorists, and destroy the family. Nobody uses either the actual document or any imaginary version of the document to advance American interests.
If 'conservatives' really wanted to restore America, they would be agitating violently to eliminate this document. It only serves as a tool for our enemies.