Liberals Say Conservatives Have a “Fetish” for the US Constitution

Washington Post, by Jason Horowitz:  “And the Founders said: Let there be a constitution. And the Founders looked at the articles and clauses and saw that it was good.”  That’s how this story begins.  “And the Founders said: Let there be a constitution. And the Founders looked at the articles and clauses and saw that it was good.  For more than 200 years, Americans have revered the Constitution as the law of the land, but the GOP and tea party heralding of the document in recent months – and the planned recitation on the House floor Thursday –” actually, Wednesday “– has caused some Democrats to worry that the charter is being misconstrued as the immutable word of God. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler –” these people have such contempt for the Constitution, these Democrats.  “‘They are reading it like a sacred text,’ said New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.”  By the way, (laughing) this is great.  As they quote this clown, “They’re reading it like a sacred text.”  That’s Nadler talking about the Republicans in a critical way.  “They’re reading it like a sacred text.”  Now, listen to this, listen to how the Post describes this guy Nadler.  

“Chairman, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, civil rights, civil liberties, who has studied and memorized the Constitution with talmudic –” or Talmudic — the Talmud, Jewish Talmud “– intensity.”  So here’s a guy who’d looked at it as his Bible, they say, accusing the Republicans of looking at the Constitution as a sacred text.  “Nadler called the ‘ritualistic reading’ on the floor ‘total nonsense’ and ‘propaganda’ intended to claim the document for Republicans. ‘You read the Torah, you read the Bible, you build a worship service around it,’ said Nadler, who argued that the Founders were not ‘demigods’ and that the document’s need for amendments to abolish slavery and other injustices showed it was ‘highly imperfect.’ ‘You are not supposed to worship your constitution. You are supposed to govern your government by it,’ he said.”  Nobody’s worshiping it, you fool.  What we’re doing is trying to reestablish it because it’s under assault from people like you!  Pardon my yelling.  I get passionate about this.



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