On Constitution Day of all days, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) demonstrated that she doesn’t understand how the Constitution works.
Over the last 233 years since being adopted as the law of the land, the Constitution has been amended 27 times. But Blackburn is somehow a federal lawmaker even though she doesn’t seem to know that history.
Because on Thursday, she vowed that the Constitution will “never” be rewritten.
We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 17, 2020
Amending the Constitution is rewriting it. That’s how amendments work. the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments completely changed how the Constitution applies to black people. It finally freed the slaves, made them full citizens, and gave them the right to vote. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The 26th set the legal voting age at 18. Every single amendment has changed the Constitution. And Blackburn should know this basic civics fact because she currently sponsors multiple proposed amendments that would also change it. Well, at least she does when she’s not questioning the patriotism of Iraq War veterans.
Blackburn humiliated herself, and Americans laughed at her.
You do realize that Thomas Jefferson toyed with the idea of rewriting the Constitution every few years. Even they realized that.
— James Church (@jcchurch) September 17, 2020
Slavery is illegal because we did.
You are able to vote, Marsha Blackburn, because we did.
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 17, 2020
Or even read it, apparently.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 17, 2020
So about those “amendments”….
— Michael Muscato For Congress (@michael_muscato) September 17, 2020
It also implicitly approved of slavery. And didn’t give women the right to vote. And allowed presidents to have unlimited terms. And didn’t guarantee freedom of speech/assembly/press/religion.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) September 17, 2020
What exactly do you think amendments are?
— Oldie Wan Kenobi (@oldiewankenobe) September 17, 2020
Holy Christ you are one stupid woman.
— James “Wear a Mask and Stay Away From Me” Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) September 17, 2020
It was literally written to be rewritten with amendments.
— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) September 17, 2020
The people of Tennessee need a new senator because Blackburn is making them look like idiots.
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