Today’s civics lesson

“Attention, class! Attention! Bobby, put down that piece of chalk. All right, let’s begin.

“Compare and contrast these two statements. The first is from North Carolina governor Bev Perdue:

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that…you want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

“The second statement:”

“The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.”

“I think you will recognize Article 1, Section 2, of the Constitution.

“Please reconcile these two statements.

“Anyone? Anyone at all?”

(Perdue’s staff tried to walk the entire incident back the next morning, and rather lamely at that.)

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One comment on “Today’s civics lesson

  1. BearDrummer says:

    I have been watching the newer series of Star Wars with the kids. George Lucas did a great job… but when you compare comments like the above, and the Tea Party agenda, to that show, it becomes clear that the Tea Party is making its case to let “Senator Palpatine” run for President. And we all (ok, all of us Sci-Fi geeks) know how well THAT turned out in the movie….

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