Thu
Feb 20 2014
07:10 pm

I was floored by Tom DeLay's response, that the "Constitution was written by God, based on biblical principals" on Matthew Hagee's show, The Difference. (I realize it's a very religious show, & that Hagee is considered a pastor)

But, I can't help wondering if any local news outlets have the chutzpah to ask folks on the street (or by poll on their site) the burning question, "Who wrote the US Constitution?" I'd love to see the answers.

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Andy Axel's picture

So God mandated separation of church and state?

The Civil Government, though bereft of everything like an associated hierarchy, posesses the requisite stability, and performs its functions with complete success, whilst the number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and devotion of the people, have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.

--James Madison

CE Petro's picture

Ah

But, in Tom DeLay's world, James Madison didn't write the US Constitution.

Don't confuse the issue with facts and quotes, now Andy!

Andy Axel's picture

I prefer to think

that Madison was God's instrument.

*boggle*

redmondkr's picture

God made Tom Delay crooked as

God made Tom Delay crooked as a barrel of fish hooks too!

Greg H's picture

Ol' Bug Man's been sniffing too much insecticide

DeLay must've inhaled a bit too much when he was running that exterminator business

Min's picture

Hmm.

Somehow, I doubt that God would have included that part about enslaved black people only counting as three fifths of a person in Article 1.

Pam Strickland's picture

Or the part about only land

Or the part about only land owning men being able to vote for senate.

fischbobber's picture

Must...Bite...My.....Tongue......

The temptation to write sophomoric smart-ass humor on Friday night is overwhelming me.......

Min's picture

Go on.

You're among friends.

CE Petro's picture

Go for it

It's Saturday morning now, so go for it! You made it past Friday night.

To be honest, I couldn't help thinking of the "reporter on the street" scenario when I read that -- there was a video about a year ago (or so) down in Chattanooga asking some basic historical question that people gave a ridiculously (wrong) answer.

fischbobber's picture

When I read Pam's post

My gut humorist blurted out

"Oh, no, God wrote that part."

But it was a joke, and when one studies humor, one finds out that, often, what makes something funny is that it isn't funny to the person at the wrong end of the joke, in this case Pam and women in general. So I bit my tongue. This would have spilled a drink and started a roll of one liners, that no doubt many would have been at my expense, had it been in a social setting. It wasn't true, but sometimes exposing prejudice can be at the core of humor. Now that I've explained it and drained out the humor, I still think it was a funny line.

amybroyles's picture

Jay Leno

I remember a Jay Leno clip, where he asked general people on the street, "Who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?" Only a few could give the correct answer. When he asked those same people, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" they were all able to answer,"Sponge Bob Square Pants!"

CE Petro's picture

Thank you

Amy. Exactly like that! Would make a good video, I'm sure!

Pam Strickland's picture

Well, no more than the slave

Well, no more than the slave part. Times change. There's clear archeological evidence that there were female priests in the early church. But they didn't write the history.

Jesus included everyone in his ministry. That is very clear. I'm under the impression that some people don't read the Bible the same way I do.

Carry on.

CE Petro's picture

The Sad thing is

and I really mean, SAD THING! The sad thing is, when I read Pam's line, I knew she was joking, but many of the Tom DeLay followers, and their ilk, would think she was being deadly serious, what with the whole submissive wife ideal and such fundamentalists follow halfheartedly. (for clarification, halfheartedly refers to following only half of the verse related to submissive wives)

But, here, in our little corner of the interwebs, we understood Pam's remark.

Pam Strickland's picture

I wish our corner of the

I wish our corner of the world wasn't so little.

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