Monday, March 20, 2006

Senator Hatch (hearts) Re- Writing The Constitution

Senator Orrin Hatch loves to make meaningless statements like "I love the Constitution" and he loves get people who don't know him or anything about politics to declare "Senator Hatch loves the Constitution". But the Tribune's D.C. Notebook made the excellent point that if Senator Hatch loves the Constitution sooo much, why has he tried to change it 70 times.


Blogger provoce said...

Okay fair enough, but why is this an excellent point? Did the 'founding fathers' show that they didn't love the Constitution when they enacted the Bill of Rights? What about the 14th Amendment?

Some of us may not like the KINDS of Amendments Hatch has supported (in some cases understandably so), but the mere fact that he supports amendments does not disqualify him from loving the Constitution. Part of the beauty of the Constitution is its self-correcting mechanism, the Amendment process itself.

All politicians make these meaningless statements. Hatch may be noteworthy in many regards, but I don't think this is one of them.

P.S. I love your blog and read it regularly.

3/20/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Well, thank you kindly.

3/20/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger theorris said...

Do you think he loves his mom and apple pie too?

3/20/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should be very alarmed when anyone tries to change the Constitution. I don't like how Hatch is trying to pervert a document that was meant to limit government.

3/21/2006 12:53:00 AM  

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