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Congress woman,"Constitution is 400 yrs old"


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#1    acidhead

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:53 PM




http://freebeacon.co...-400-years-old/


March 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614.

“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,” she said.

That would be seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement.

Lee is off by only 173 years. It was adopted on Sep. 17, 1787.

Edited by acidhead, 12 March 2014 - 10:16 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

wow.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

WOW...graduated from Yale and JD from Virginia Law, fricken shocker she made this dumbazz comment..


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Yeah, she's certainly qualified to be in Congress with that kind of knowledge.  As well as being allowed to interact with other humans.  Geez.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

That's a very poorly constructed - and researched - speech. I would suggest the Representative knows the Constitution is not 400 years old, and did not intend to give the impression it is - but the tossed-salad that are her words have betrayed her.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

I guess that extra 173 years allowed us to pick up those other seven states.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

well, i would give her benefit of the doubt, i also say "we have 33000 gun laws on books" it does not actually mean we have exactly 33000 gun laws, i just use that number to show that we have a lot, and so far i did not see anyone taking number 33000 literaly. may be she just wanted to make a point that it was long time ago. i would think she does know how old is teh consitution, or may be i'm just plain wrong and she's as dumb as a bell.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

She'll most probably say what politicians always say when they gaff,"I misspoke".

...and quietly blame it on an intern. (fired)

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

seeing how most of the politicians don't use the constitution this doesn't surprise me lol

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

This woman is just plain nuts.  A few year ago while touring NASA  as a congressional delagate.  She was showen a globe of Mars.  She asked all present if you could see where the astronouts planted the flag in 1969!  Just plain dumb


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:01 PM

She'd give George Bush a run for the money with a blunder like that.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

Well, we've given you your chance, and this is what you've produced as a Representative (and a Law Graduate).

Can we have our colony back now, please ? You clearly don't know how to drive it, and sooner or later you're going to have an accident and damage it :P

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:07 AM

If I had to speak in public on a regular basis, unless I was reading my notes all the time I'm pretty sure I would misspeak quite often.  I'd get back to my office and the partisan hate mail would be circulating around the internet about how I didn't know even the simplest of facts.  The damage control every politician has to go through.   It's a simple thing for private people to beat up on public people privately.

I hoped she wasn't using "400 years old" as a reason to ignore the Constitution.  She wasn't; so I'll give her a pass on this one.   I think we view politicians as either geniuses or dunces but they're neither.

I have to believe this woman knows how old the Constitution is.  But just because this time was a misspeak doesn't mean a million other examples of alleged misspeak are.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:46 AM

It strikes me that her meaning was something to the effect that Americans have existed 400 years and since they have had the constitution had done all right.

The politics of the reaction seemed to try to make her seem dumb.  Maybe she is but I doubt it.

Still, the document is in need of a complete rewrite.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

 Frank Merton, on 07 April 2014 - 05:46 AM, said:

It strikes me that her meaning was something to the effect that Americans have existed 400 years and since they have had the constitution had done all right.

The politics of the reaction seemed to try to make her seem dumb.  Maybe she is but I doubt it.

Still, the document is in need of a complete rewrite.

Id change a few things myself, but a complete rewrite? Id like to see the second amendment better reflect how the founders felt about the right to bear arms. If for nothing more then to shut people up. Aside from that, the first 10 found in the bill of rights, far as im concerned, are set in stone.

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