The Liberal Press Meets the Law That Governs Government

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell asked her "favorite wonk," liberal Washington Post child writer Ezra Klein, whether the GOP's opening the 112th Congress by reading the Constitution aloud is a gimmick.Klein said that of course it was a gimmick because reading the Constitution aloud "has no binding effect on anything." I suppose the same could be said of the daily prayer to open each day Congress is in session -- not binding.Besides, Klein told O'Donnell, "the text is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago." Maybe liberals would have been happier had the Constitution had an expiration date. "Best used by 1930," or something like that.And, maybe someone will text the Constitution in a series of tweets to help those who didn't study it, like graduates of Harvard and Yale law schools.  1st Am: u r free 2 speak.Thus, before the Constitution was read aloud on the floor of the House for the first time in history, Mr. Klein said aloud...(Read Full Post)

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