“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Political Wrangling on House Floor bogs down Constitution Reading

I don’t think this is what Republicans had in mind when they planned on reading the Constitution on the House floor. But shortly after Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) took the podium to begin reading the document, he was interrupted by two Democratic Reps. trying to make political points, and one Republican Rep. who felt compelled to point out their error. In the end, the beginning of the reading looked more like a political circus than a reverent reading of our founding document:



The constant interruptions created a sense of ordered frustration, with Goodlatte becoming visibly flustered near the end of the fiasco.
FoxNews.com explains in part what happened:
Even before Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., could begin reading the Constitution in the House of Representatives Thursday, Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., raised a parliamentary inquiry, trying to ascertain exactly what would be read. Would it be the original Constitution, or the Constitution as it now stands, with certain portions superseded by amendments.
Showing the rust of Republicans not having presided over the House Chamber for the last four years, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, ruled that Inslee was not making a proper parliamentary inquiry, even though he was. Inslee then asked Goodlatte to yield for a unanimous consent request to find out the answer to his question.
Simpson initially ruled that out of order again, even though such a request is, in fact, in order. Since Goodlatte allowed it, ultimately, Inslee got to ask his question.


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