“Read The Constitution” Campaign

Posted: December 3, 2010 by April Watkins in Breaking News, Constitution, U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Washington
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Gun Owners of America, a pro-gun lobby group, have put together a petition to urge Congress to Read The Constitution before they begin a new session.  Below is the press release from GOA:

 Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 321-8585; www.gunowners.org

December 3, 2010

 Gun Owners of America has embarked on a petition http://www.readtheusconstitution.org  drive to get the Congress to read the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights out loud in the House and Senate following the January swearing-in ceremonies.

“The people have spoken loud and clear in the elections of 2010 that the Constitution is relevant in the 21st Century,” said John Velleco, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs. “But this document, which each and every member of the Congress swears an oath to uphold and defend, is largely ignored by the politicians after they’re elected.

“Before Congress wastes countless hours naming post offices and congratulating the winner of the World Series—not to mention all of the unconstitutional bills that chip away at the peoples’ liberty—it should take about an hour to read the most important document of the founding era.

“Of course, it will not guarantee that they’ll follow the Constitution, but it should at least be read in both the House and Senate so that the politicians could be reminded of the real contract with America.”

GOA is urging hundreds of thousands of Americans to sign the petition, which also asks that the Congress read Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution—which outlines the powers specifically delegated to the Congress—monthly during the 112th Congress.

The petition Gun Owners of America is circulating can be found at http://readtheusconstitution.org/petition

*Note that Gun Owners of America is a grassroots lobbying organization with over 300,000 members nationwide.

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