After the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, received the Speakers gavel and made his speech before congress, Democrats began to malign the new order of business for the following day.
This is that the 'Constitution will be read before Congress'.
However, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) claims "They are reading it like a sacred text" it's a "ritualistic reading," "total nonsense" and "propaganda. You are not supposed to worship your constitution. You are supposed to govern your government by it."
This type of ridicule and objection for the reading of the Constitution leaves one to believe that Mr. Nadler must not take his oath of defending the Constitution seriously.
Perhaps Mr. Nadler, like most Democrats, need to be reminded just what their official oath says and what it stands for.
The Constitution specifies in Article VI, clause 3:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
For other officials, including members of Congress, it specifies they "shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support this constitution." At the start of each new U.S. Congress, in January of every odd-numbered year, those newly elected or re-elected Congressmen - the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate - must recite an oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God".
I would say that the reading of the Constitution before Congress is the correct action to take, for within the past 2 years Congress has forgotten to govern by the Constitution and replaced it with governing by ideology!
I suggest the Mr. Nadler and all who oppose the reading of the Constitution either resign their office immediately or get with the program and do your duty for your office and for your country!