Congress Out Of Session For Constitution Day
“During the stifling hot summer of 1787 the framers of the Constitution were meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia…” So begins the U.S. Senate web site’s statement on Constitution Day. Yes, back in 1787, those legislators were hard at work on September 17.
So, how did America’s legislators honor that history of hard work? They took the day off.
Instead of working to uphold and defend the Constitution from the ongoing unconstitutional programs developed under George W. Bush, the House of Representatives went into recess – just four days after it had ended its summer recess. The Senate closed up shop, too.
What did all those senators and representatives do with their spare time? They used Constitution Day to go begging for money from corporate lobbyists.
Date: September 19, 2010