Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Coming War over the Constitution

By Robert Parry
December 30, 2010

Despite a few victories in the lame-duck session of Congress, Democrats and progressives should be under no illusion about the new flood of know-nothingism that is about to inundate the United States in the guise of a return to “first principles” and a deep respect for the U.S. Constitution.

Read on.


James Young said...


I've seen little evidence that you or "Congress, Democrats and progressives" have ever READ the document.

Ray Soller said...

The notion that George Washington added the tagline, "So help me God," when he recited the presidential oath of office is an Orwellian legend.

George Washington served as President of the Constitutional Convention. He was a person who rarely went freelance, and, according to what is known from the historical record, he recited the presidential oath exactly as prescribed by the Constitution. Please read the two following articles:

1) American Creation: "So Help Me God": A George Washington Myth that Should Be Discarded posted at .

2) USA Today: No proof Washington said 'so help me God' -- will Obama? posted at

Anonymous said...

The Constitution of the United States of America has already been suspended.

JonnyJames said...

Constitution? How quaint.