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Democrat Rep. Believes Our Constitution is 400 Years Old
Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus

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 President’s 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. I’m 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 we’ve 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, what’s a couple centuries, give or take? Especially for a Political Science major from Yale. (Yeah… She’s a graduate of Yale. There’s probably an article to be written about the intellectual decline of higher education – but that’s 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, c’mon: 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?

“That’s what the opportunity of Democracy is all about” she explains. Of course, we’re not a Democracy. And maybe, if she had ever read that “400 year old” document she’s referring to, she would have known that. But, I guess we’re 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 isn’t an article about the codification of what the Constitution already states... It’s about Jackson’s 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, can’t 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. I’ll send a copy of the manuscript to your office at 2160 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515. Flip through it. You’d be surprised how much guidance our nation’s instruction manual has to offer.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 1neversearch; sheilajacksonlee

1 posted on 03/14/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Representative Sheila Jackson, a Democrat from Texas

Say no more.

2 posted on 03/14/2014 1:22:57 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Kaslin

That’s nothing. A neighbor of mine is a grade school teacher and didn’t know who lived in Mt. Vernon!


3 posted on 03/14/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by albie
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To: Alex Murphy

No need to


4 posted on 03/14/2014 1:24:35 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: albie

so according to Miss Jackson, we has slaves picking cotton in 1613?,who was President? Benjamin Franklin?


5 posted on 03/14/2014 1:25:34 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kaslin
History is a fluid thing these days.



Jefferson saving the constitution from the Planet of the Apes. July 4, 1576.
Source: Publick Schoolz
6 posted on 03/14/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Kaslin

Now now now! She is living proof of the value of “Diversity.”


7 posted on 03/14/2014 1:33:49 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin

Hey. It’s older than that! I wrote it to protect the Romans from the tyranny of Julius Caesar!


8 posted on 03/14/2014 1:34:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: albie
On 911 I quoted Yamamoto’s “awakened a sleeping giant” statement to our local school superintendent. I later found out that he had told several people that I was an idiot for quoting a cartoon character.
9 posted on 03/14/2014 1:35:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Kaslin
Consider a district full of nothing but Sheila Jackson Lees.

...and she's the 'educated' one!

10 posted on 03/14/2014 1:36:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: albie

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.”


11 posted on 03/14/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t she also the one who said Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on or plant our flag on Mars?


12 posted on 03/14/2014 1:39:03 PM PDT by stevem
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To: CrazyIvan

Yes, and giants exist only in fairy tales./s


13 posted on 03/14/2014 1:39:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Kaslin
I guessed it was her before I read the article.

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.

14 posted on 03/14/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: stevem

Yes.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Kaslin

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.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 1:40:45 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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Maybe she can hitch a ride with Booker out to Hawaii and visit our 57th state.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 1:41:20 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Cicero

Nobody like a braggart, you know...

;-)


18 posted on 03/14/2014 1:43:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if Miss Jackson knows that 400 years ago, we had no where near 57 States.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kaslin

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.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 1:46:16 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: WayneS

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?


21 posted on 03/14/2014 1:49:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kaslin

Doesn’t she also believe that astronauts have visited Mars?


22 posted on 03/14/2014 1:49:54 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I know. It is very sad.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: fwdude

Yes. She asked if the Mars rover had found the flag our astronauts put there.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 1:54:04 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Kaslin

And it was ratified by all 57 states.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 1:55:25 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Kaslin

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.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 1:59:05 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Alex Murphy

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.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Kaslin

Just like we put our flag on mars?


28 posted on 03/14/2014 2:05:56 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Kaslin
And you thought Hillary had the cankle market cornered (Sheila on the right in red):


29 posted on 03/14/2014 2:07:22 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Kaslin

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.


30 posted on 03/14/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: fwdude

Doesn’t 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...


31 posted on 03/14/2014 2:19:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

maybe she was referring to James Carville and Henry Waxman? aren’t they from Mars?


32 posted on 03/14/2014 2:26:32 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Carville and Waxman are from Uranus.


33 posted on 03/14/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: TexasCajun
Consider a district full of nothing but Sheila Jackson Lees.

...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.

34 posted on 03/14/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

James Carville - Gollum’s uncle Jimmy.


35 posted on 03/14/2014 2:37:05 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

[ maybe she was referring to James Carville and Henry Waxman? aren’t they from Mars? ]

Carville is obviously a Reptoid from the inner hollow earth, and Henry Waxman is from the Nostril Dimension....


36 posted on 03/14/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kaslin

I believe her I.Q. is below that of rotted Cabbage.


37 posted on 03/14/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Alex Murphy

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.


38 posted on 03/14/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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To: Kaslin
This serial idiot actually has had two degrees conferred on her by institutions on higher learning.
I believe those institutions should be adjudged, in part, by this product of their system.
Personally, were I in administration, I'd be profoundly embarrassed.
39 posted on 03/14/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Kaslin

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.


40 posted on 03/14/2014 8:22:00 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: WayneS
I would be surprised if her IQ is higher than 60.

Sheila is a Yale Man, so ipso facto, her IQ must be at least 98.6.

41 posted on 03/14/2014 10:28:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is in Hospice Care. Hold all contributions.)
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To: Kaslin

Our best and brightest, are not in Congress, with the notable exception of Mr. Gowdy.

What a President he would make.


42 posted on 03/15/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: CrazyIvan

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.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 8:05:02 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Kaslin; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; NFHale; Bender2; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; ...

She’s using the Al Gore/Barack Obama “fuzzy” math.


44 posted on 03/15/2014 6:08:02 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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