Our Constitution has now been read aloud before Congress. Hallelujah and glory be, this is good news. Now let’s see if hearing it anew (or, perhaps, for the first time) will help leftists actually understand what it says.
On Thursday, as it was read on the floor of the U.S. House, a big press conference was called. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Sen. Robert Menendez, chief sponsors of the resurrected Equal Rights Amendment, are grandstanding to protest the amendment’s absence from the supreme law of the land.
It’s ALIIIIIVE! Yes, the ERA has risen from the grave. Maybe somebody will get around to asking them why they imagine we need it.
Pardon me, but I’ve always labored under the quaint impression that women are people. I also believe that our Constitution was written in English. In proper English, wherever the word “men” appears, it means “people.” Human beings. Therefore, wherever it recognizes rights as belonging to “men,” it at the same time acknowledges them for women.
I’m so confused! I guess I need to fly to Washington and listen to the Constitution being read, too. Or maybe I should simply let our feminist experts from the Left tell me what it means. They’ve been doing it for decades, and they seem to expect us to trust them. Why? Well, of course, because they say we should!
Certainly it would be a good thing if we each read the Constitution for ourselves. When we let other people tell us what is in it (and what is not), we are told all sorts of things that may or may not be true.
Rep. Maloney justified her towering presence on the grandstand by the urgent crisis perpetrated by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It seems he had the bad manners to say, earlier this week, that the Constitution does not specifically prohibit sex discrimination against women. He didn’t say that it specifically forbade such discrimination against men, either, but we don’t see them out on the Capitol mall burning him in effigy. The feminist brigade hasn’t started doing that yet, but rumblings from their camp certainly suggest that they’re ready to.