This isn't going to be long. Just a quick little dose of what bothers me about political rhetoric. Yesterday the Republican party released its "Pledge to America" and as I read it (yes, I read it, I do that before I agree or disagree with things)part of the Pledge set me off. I have cut and paste three of the sections of document below. Italics are mine.
"We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored – particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
We pledge to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity.
We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values."
So what I want to know now is which part of The Constitution discusses Traditional Marriage? Or Faith-Based organizations? I went back and re-read the document tonight as it had been a year or so since I last read it and wanted to make sure I hadn't just glossed over something in my head. But nope, not a word about either one. Maybe the first pledge to America ALL of our representatives should make is that they pledge to read the Constitution instead of just wrap themselves in what they THINK it says?
Just an idea...