One of the first orders of business of the new congress will be to read the Constitution on the floor of the house. A document that our federal government has been forsaking for quite some time. While this is nothing more than window dressing, I still look at as a good start.
The republican controlled congress has realized that the Tea Party is going to accept nothing less. Many in the media have characterized the tea party as just being against Obama. While they certainly don't like Obama's policies, they don't like the government in general. The distrust isn't just about the democrats. This is an equal opportunity kind of thing. We don't particularly trust either side to be on the side of the American people, as they are spending too much time worrying about power than about the constitutional limits of the offices that they hold.
So while I look at this reading as an appeasement of sorts, I still like it. Just maybe some of it will sink in. We will have to wait and see.
Tom Lehrer - Hanukkah in Santa Monica
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