Friday, April 2, 2010

LoBiondo questioned at town hall about Constitution

Someone sent me this video of Frank LoBiondo with the following comment, which I reproduce in full. Personally, my sympathies are with LoBiondo because it's easy to get confused in a pop quiz. He confuses Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution with the 1st Amendment. One might also think of the famous Preamble. The video is more of the questioner than the Congressman, but some people think it is important.

The e-mail:

Congressman LoBiondo is unable to to explain Article 1 Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution

( Article I Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.)

that is the full text of the article and he was unaware of it and he has been serving in the house for over 10 years

nor is he able to tell the audience the 1st amendment

How are we to trust this man to protect our liberties when he doesn't even know what they are ?

Update April 8, 2010: This story has been working it's way up the media chain and now is in The Hill. How odd though to credit the Star-Ledger when it's the same video posted by the activist. I guess the professionals only acknowledge the professionals.