Today, on the second day of the 112th Congress, the Constitution will be read on the floor in its entirety. In addition, the new Republican leadership in the House will be instituting a new rule requiring that each new piece of legislation cite the provision which grants Congress the authority to enact such a law.
Today, it is not uncommon to witness people on opposite sides of the political spectrum expressing far out views of this founding document.
Many liberals, or political progressives, view the Constitution as anachronistic. It is over 200 years old and its writers could never have anticipated the needs of people today. Therefore the Constitution needs to be treated as a “living...READ MORE