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Jim Jordan Owns Himself With Snarky Tweet About Constitution Day

It’s safe to say that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is one of the most hated members of the House of Representatives. There are several reasons Jordan is so universally disliked, but the main one is because he’s an overbearing asshat who enjoys attacking anyone he disagrees with, even when all he accomplishes with such confrontations is putting his own ignorance on display for the world to see.

Back in late July, Jordan tried to bully Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and he fell flat on his face:

And now we have Congressman Jordan sending out a sarcastic tweet about Constitution Day:

Democrats have indeed read the Constitution, but Jim and his buddies over in the GOP seem to think its protections only apply to them. They want to punish anyone who doesn’t worship the way they do or who doesn’t believe it’s merely a “protest” when thousands of domestic terrorists storm the Capitol and urinate in the halls where some of this nation’s greatest statesmen once walked.

Democrats also don’t try to keep women from making their own reproductive decisions or give massive tax breaks to the richest Americans, the very people who least need them. And Democrats damn sure don’t blindly support a lifelong con man who tramples on the rights of anyone who disagrees with him while he goes about breaking any and every law thinks doesn’t apply to him.

Jordan’s snarky posting was met with plenty of responses, most of them reminding him of his own hypocrisy:

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Lauren Boebert Proves She Knows Nothing About The Constitution In An Absurd Fox News Op-Ed

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) thought she’d try to explain her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine mandates, protective masks, and the rights of individuals as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, but only succeeded in proving her complete ignorance of the law and how pandemics are controlled.

In an op-ed she wrote Fox News that was published on the network’s website, Boebert argued that vaccinations were a matter of personal choice and masking mandates are what she called “anti-American bullcrap.”

“For those that want the vaccine and believe it works, take it and don’t be so concerned about those who made the decision not to. For those choosing not to, make sure it is an informed decision with your doctor. 

“For those deemed most at-risk, please seek medical advice from a doctor on how best to protect yourself. That does not mean forcing the rest of us from living our lives, shutting down our businesses, closing our schools or forcing us to wear masks and stripping away our right to health care privacy.”

Of course, the more people who refuse to get the vaccine, the less chance we’ll all have to live our lives and move forward to herd immunity, but the congresswoman conveniently neglected to mention that.

Proving that she only cares about herself and no one else, Boebert quickly shifted the focus of the op-ed to herself:

“So far, my family and I have personally experienced all of that and think it is anti-American bullcrap. 
 
“They started by giving us good advice to wash our hands, avoid touching our faces and keep distanced from those that were sick for a couple of weeks.”

What’s really bullcrap is putting yourself above others and refusing to do what you can to help control a public health crisis that has so far killed over 615,000 Americans and is once again filling up hospitals with new patients who are infected and near death.

Boebert was quickly hit with backlash, with many readers telling her she clearly has no idea what the Constitution actually says.

 

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Justice Antonin Scalia Declares The U.S. Constitution Is ‘Dead’

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but feel it’s my duty to report the news. And the news is very grim today because according to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Constitution of the United States is dead. Yep, he actually said that.

Scalia, speaking at Southern Methodist University earlier this year, flat out declared that the document which guides our nation and is the foundation for all of our laws, is, in his words:

“Dead, dead, dead.”

Justice Scalia, you have to understand, is what is known as an Originalist, and those who subscribe to this view of the Constitution are convinced this great document was written by a single minded ideology, and that it gives us the ability to only interpret said document in light of how it was written some 200 years ago. He believes this, mind you, despite what Thomas Jefferson wrote regarding that very issue:

“But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”

In other words, Jefferson, like most of the Founding Fathers, was convinced the Constitution should be a living, breathing basis for laws which would change as the times changed. Same-sex marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution, because it wasn’t an issue in the late 1700s. But it’s an issue today, and Jefferson believed new laws could be found in the framework of what he had written.

If the Constitution was dead, as Justice Scalia maintains, then our nation would surely have collapsed under the horror and discord of the Civil War. A dead Constitution never have been able to address the great wrong of slavery and the advent of civil rights for all Americans. But it has survived, and it has thrived, just as we have in this country.

No, the Constitution is far from dead, despite the actions taken by men such as Antonin Scalia to kill it with their archaic legal opinions and morality which belongs to another era entirely. Thankfully, the Constitution will be around long after Scalia is a distant memory.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.