Republican Stunt Omitted Parts Of Original Constitution Out Of Embarrassment
Republicans reading the Constitution on the House floor conveniently left out parts of the original document.
Instead of reading the Constitution in its entirety, House members will read an “amended version” that only includes the sections and amendments that were not changed at a later date. The decision in part will allow members to avoid reading less pleasant sections, like the clause in Article 1, Section 2, which counted black slaves as three-fifths of a person.
“We’re reading the amended version with all amendments that are currently part of the Constitution,” said Kathryn Rexrode, a spokesman for Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who spearheaded the reading. “It will not include any amendments that were in the original but later amended.”
Those who wax poetic about our founding fathers are enchanted by those who counted slaves as three-fifths of a person and, in some cases, slave owners. Our founders might not stand up so well to today’s media scrutiny.Click here for reuse options!
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