Friday, December 24, 2010

Constitutional Momentum

This morning I mentioned that the new rules for the House of Representatives included a floor reading of the US Constitution. That idea seems to have been popular based on the number of blogs that have noticed this rule change. The Washington Times notes the purpose of the reading which obviously appeals to conservative and tea party websites:
The goal, backers said, is to underscore the limited-government rules the Founders imposed on Congress - and to try to bring some of those principles back into everyday legislating.
Perhaps this will be the start of a new tradition. Perhaps those schools that have returned from the New Year's break will carry the Congressional reading of the Constitution live.

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