Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Michelle Bachmann and Friends

David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - fine print - English - congress, republicans, constitution

Watch out Washington! Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) founder of the "Tea Party Caucus," has also decided to start a "Constitution caucus," and then hold regular "Constitution classes" for freshmen Republican lawmakers? That's right, she wants the freshman legislators to be coached, like players in a football game, on the constitution by teachers of her choice.

Her first mentor is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He recently stated that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

Bachmann: We're going to do what the NFL does and what the baseball teams do: we're going to practice every week, if you will, our craft, which is studying and learning the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Each week she plans to have a class on the Constitution Her all-star line up also includes Evangelical David Barton and his Christian perspective on American history.

Bachmann: Every week we'll start our week with a class on the Constitution and how maybe bills that we're working on fit in with the Constitution - real time application.

Brody: One guest speaker on the list: influential Evangelical David Barton and his Christian perspective on American history.

Bachmann: The Judeo-Christian heritage isn't a belief. It's a fact.

Brody: And there's another fact Bachmann is bringing to the table.

Bachmann: One thing we know from the Book of Isaiah is that Isaiah tells us that the government is on His shoulders. "We can trust a holy, almighty God with our future and nothing is too big for Him."

Although she says this caucus is bi-partisan, she also said that it is a "constitutional conservative" caucus with a Christian perspective on American history.

Bachmann is right about one thing, she needs practice, practice practice to understand the Constitution. The irony is she is so busy loving the Constitution that she can't make time to actually participate in the legislative process.

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