I’m going to read our Constitution again. I saw the news segment of John Boehner’s statement but I didn’t catch the oversight pointed out by John Laird, editor of The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver, Washington. Here is the excerpt from the article by Laird:
The Constitution deserves our clear thinking. In November 2009 John Boehner — the man who last week became House Speaker — stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and electrified a Tea Party rally. He brandished a booklet and exclaimed passionately: “This is my copy of the Constitution. And I’m going to stand here with our Founding Fathers who wrote in the Preamble, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident. …’” Oh, how his idolators’ hearts fluttered. Some nodded, some swooned, undeterred by the fact that Boehner was citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
Okay, I read the Constitution and the 27 amendments. See it here if you wish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution#The_Bill_of_Rights_.28Amendments_1_to_10.29