They should have started reading the Constitution aloud in Congress a long, long time ago. The last night and day we’ve been treated to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s ruminations on the 14th amendment. Here comes Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to, one, agree with her unique interpretation of that amendment, and second, to add that the “pursuit of happiness” requires that government force Americans to buy health insurance or face the loving embrace of the IRS. Or something. I wish I was kidding.
It’s pretty clear now that there is a hidden hand behind spreading these Democratic talking points. Either that, or there’s simply no one on that side of the aisle who knows what the “equal protection” clause actually does, or that the phrase “pursuit of happiness” is nowhere to be found in the Constitution.