Skip to comments.Democrat Rep. Believes Our Constitution is 400 Years Old
Posted on 03/14/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Republicans introduced (and passed) a bill that would require the President of the United States to enforce laws as they are written. Republican Trey Gowdy summarized the sentiment behind the bill nicely when he explained that Congress passes laws Not suggestions. The bill is in response to the Presidents most recent unilateral changes to Obamacare. But, the fact that it takes a literal act of Congress to make the President do his job, is not really the point of this article. Im afraid it is far more basic than that.
Representative Sheila Jackson, a Democrat from Texas (yes Texas has a few Democrats), argued in opposition to the bill. And her overall point that forcing the President to follow the Constitution is somehow unconstitutional was not the most impressive moment of her deliriously liberal tirade. Instead, what really caught attention, was her assertion that our Constitution was over 400 years old.
This, of course, is news to everybody Including the people that ratified the Constitution 227 years ago.
FAIL: Democrat Claims Constitution is 400 Years Old
Um First of all: How well it is, that weve lasted some 400 years operating under the Constitution Really? How well it is? (Grammar check, please. And what is she wearing? Is that a British Colonial uniform?)
Then again, whats a couple centuries, give or take? Especially for a Political Science major from Yale. (Yeah Shes a graduate of Yale. Theres probably an article to be written about the intellectual decline of higher education but thats not this article.) Not only does Sheila get the age of our founding document embarrassingly wrong but what exactly is unconstitutional about passing a law requiring the President to faithfully execute his responsibilities as outlined under the Constitution? I agree the law is mildly redundant But, cmon: What else is Congress supposed to do when a President changes laws without their consent, and judges refuse to give Congress standing to take him to court?
Thats what the opportunity of Democracy is all about she explains. Of course, were not a Democracy. And maybe, if she had ever read that 400 year old document shes referring to, she would have known that. But, I guess were expecting too much when we ask our elected leaders to understand rudimentary 8th grade history.
Her outrage at the bill itself is almost as ridiculous as her less-than-copious grasp of American History. After all, imagine the Democrat outrage if President Mitt Romney was unilaterally altering the Healthcare law with use of his pen and phone Do you think there might be an angry liberal or two on Capitol Hill?
Of course, as I said, this isnt an article about the codification of what the Constitution already states... Its about Jacksons brilliant aversion to intelligent thought. Her monumental ignorance of our government, founding document, and general lack of common sense, however, is not exclusive. Other leaders have shown a similar lack of intellectual-horsepower For example, Democrat Hank Johnson once expressed concern that the island of Guam was in danger of capsizing. Harry Reid has argued that our compulsory tax system is voluntary. (Maybe history, Physics, and English classes should be mandatory for US Congressmen?)
Which raises the bigger question: Is this really the best we have to offer? I have to imagine that America is capable of electing leaders who do not display such unfathomable ignorance. Heck, cant we at least elect representatives who have a peripheral relationship to the real world?
By the way, Sheila, the Constitution turns 227 years old, this year. Ill send a copy of the manuscript to your office at 2160 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515. Flip through it. Youd be surprised how much guidance our nations instruction manual has to offer.
Say no more.
That’s nothing. A neighbor of mine is a grade school teacher and didn’t know who lived in Mt. Vernon!
No need to
so according to Miss Jackson, we has slaves picking cotton in 1613?,who was President? Benjamin Franklin?
Now now now! She is living proof of the value of “Diversity.”
Hey. It’s older than that! I wrote it to protect the Romans from the tyranny of Julius Caesar!
...and she's the 'educated' one!
I knew a teacher who didn’t know divorced had more than one meaning. She looked at me incredulously when I said the kitchen often was divorced from the main house on a plantation. She was serious when she said “a kitchen can’t get a divorce.”
Isn’t she also the one who said Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on or plant our flag on Mars?
Yes, and giants exist only in fairy tales./s
Sheila Jackson is a strong front-runner for 'stupidest person to ever serve in the United States congress'.
She is not just a corrupt, race-baiting, vile democrat - she is GENUINELY stupid.
Honestly, I would be surprised if her IQ is higher than 60.
Misao Okawa, born in 1898, is the world’s oldest living person. Her birth is closer to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia than it is to the present day.
Maybe she can hitch a ride with Booker out to Hawaii and visit our 57th state.
Nobody like a braggart, you know...
I wonder if Miss Jackson knows that 400 years ago, we had no where near 57 States.
She gets a free pass, just like her idol in Washington. She can say all the stupid things she wants, and it won’t be on Saturday Nite Live or on the late night shows.
and you would think that the average black american would feel so insulted being she represents all blacks. and yet,they still vote for her?
Doesn’t she also believe that astronauts have visited Mars?
I know. It is very sad.
Yes. She asked if the Mars rover had found the flag our astronauts put there.
And it was ratified by all 57 states.
In her case, I’m actually kind of impressed she got within an order of magnitude of being correct.
It would not have surprised me a bit if she had thought the Constitution to be 4000 years old.
I am absolutely serious.
someone should ask her what she thinks happened to flight 370,95% chance she will say that George Bush and the Coke-a-Cola brothers hijacked the plane and drove it to Mars to retrieve the russian flag.
Just like we put our flag on mars?
if all those who ran for congress had to pass a basic intelligence test,she wouldnt be a congresswomen, then again,neither would 20-30 other congress people from blue/purple states.
Doesnt she also believe that astronauts have visited Mars?
I would believe we may have sent people to mars, but they would certainly NOT be part of the NASA program if they did...
I would believe that before believing that this rep has a functional brain cell...
maybe she was referring to James Carville and Henry Waxman? aren’t they from Mars?
Carville and Waxman are from Uranus.
...and she's the 'educated' one!
Do you really need to slime us all with that scurrilous insult ? She's a racist communist carpetbagger from New York City who disgraces us every time she opens her fecal mouth. If we didn't have racist gerrymandering of congressional districts Queen Sheila would have been toast long, long ago.
James Carville - Gollum’s uncle Jimmy.
[ maybe she was referring to James Carville and Henry Waxman? arent they from Mars? ]
Carville is obviously a Reptoid from the inner hollow earth, and Henry Waxman is from the Nostril Dimension....
I believe her I.Q. is below that of rotted Cabbage.
Wait...wait...this woman holds no relationship to Texas or Texans...it was spawned in the Bronx, NYC and spent its formative years there, and a product of the Yale affirmative action program, whose only standard of learning is attendance and/or your name on a roster. She is a migrant to Houston’s 5th Ward...an armpit so corrupt and dangerous white people have to have police escort to drive through it and businesses refuse to establish there. It IS the proverbial plantation.
Their as dumb as the people that keep them in office. Another said he drove to Hawaii when he first got his drivers license. Another said the constitution was 400 years old.
Sheila is a Yale Man, so ipso facto, her IQ must be at least 98.6.
Our best and brightest, are not in Congress, with the notable exception of Mr. Gowdy.
What a President he would make.
I had a empty-headed liberal professor in College from the University of Chicago. He impressed me that he could quote Goethe, right up until he called him Goath.
She’s using the Al Gore/Barack Obama “fuzzy” math.