Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: The Constitution is 400-Years-Old

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) lectured her colleagues in the House of Representatives Wednesday on the history of the Constitution, claiming the 226-year-old document is 400 years old.

I thank the chairman very much. Frankly maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not. The enforcement act is not constitutional but it gives us an opportunity to raise these issues. That’s what freedom is. That’s what the opportunity of democracy is all about.

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