He Said What, Now?

This from the Huffington Post:

“CNN reports that Mike Lee (Utah Republican Senate candidate) said at a Tea Party rally earlier this year:

“I hereby pledge to you that I will not vote for a single bill that I can’t justify by the text and original understanding of the Constitution.”

 Lee has voiced opposition to the 14th amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the country.

Given the fact that Lee defines himself as a strong adherent to the word of the Constitution, it is perhaps ironic that the conservative contender seems so open to alternate interpretations, and even amending, the founding text.

But, when asked by the news network if his willingness to amend the Constitution conflicted with his staunch campaign platform, the GOP hopeful said:

“Not at all.” He added, “The Constitution was made to be amended from time to time. Sometimes we have to change it to make it more true to the American dream.”

(ATC quote from the late, great George Carlin.)

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8 thoughts on “He Said What, Now?

  1. Just trying to decipher this makes my head hurt. Is this bozo finding his “original understanding of the Constitution” from a time machine? Whose original understanding? The three fifths rule? Or how about when they said men they meant males only?

    This idiot is trying to cover all the bases.

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  2. Any traveling bitch that drops her litter in our airspace becomes citizens? Wow, don’t know why anyone questions that deal. Illegal immigrants crawling over ready to deliver, and rich foreigners that rent a suite for delivery here was not the reason of the amendment. It was to ensure that any slave child born in the country would be free, even if the parents were slaves.

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