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Recovering the Constitution (Townhall.com) January 24, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

One favorable development in Washington is Congress’s newfound interest in 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 the Constitution.  First, they read it on the House floor and then required that all bills identify “as specifically as practicable the power…granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill….”

This may be symbolic, but it is powerful symbolism. First it reminds Congress itself that we have a federal government of limited and enumerated powers.

Second, it reinforces that all the branches of government own the Constitution, not just the judiciary.  The idea that the Constitution means what the Supreme Court says it means was decided by the Supreme Court itself.  Congress and the President also take an oath to uphold the Constitution and they should have their oar in that water.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=6dd170fe-9a99-48bb-bb6d-e3f0869916cc

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