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House Reads U.S. Constitution

House Reads U.S. Constitution - Republicans newly in charge of the US House of Representatives Thursday began their term by directing a reading of the US Constitution for the first time in the chamber's history.

The ceremony, in which members of the 435-seat House took turns reading sections of the US' founding legislative document, marked a symbolic nod by Republicans to the conservative Tea Party movement that helped them win the November congressional elections.

'We hope this will inspire many more Americans to read the Constitution,' said Bob Goodlatte, a Republican congressman from Virginia who directed the effort.

The reading was meant to be a bipartisan affair, but controversy was already in the air before the ceremony even began. Some African-American lawmakers complained that the House was leaving out articles of the constitution that had been replaced by later amendments.

That meant, for example, that an original article referring to black slaves as 3/5 of a person for tax purposes, would not be read. The paragraph was amended in 1868 after a civil war between the North and South over the abolishment of slavery.

House Reads U.S. Constitution


Anonymous said…
It is about time, that the feds knew what our country stood for and they should sing " America tis of thee " too.
BOLT said…
Hard to believe since most cannot read nor have any comprehension of what they might have heard with their poor hearing. They haven't heard what the American people have been saying in years! I did not vote for any incumbent last November regardless of party affiliation. And no I'm not a 'Tea Party' affiliate at all! I do think a high percentage of the 'Old Guard' should step down or voted out as they continue to repeat the same mistakes again & again with the same bad results. When both the House & Senate elected officials get on the same page as the rest of us as in the same health care & retirement benefits, etc.; then I believe we as a country will be headed in a better direction. The United States is the greatest country in the world and I sincerely believe we can get it right as our constitution gives us the ability to do so if we abide by it. M Bolt, Oklahoma, USA

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