When Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) got her GED, did it not have any civics questions at all? Because she apparently has no idea how amending the Constitution works, and that’s really pathetic when you’re a member of Congress.
After all, Congress is where constitutional amendments usually start.
The Constitution clearly lays out that the document can be amended, and it has been done 27 times since 1787, and could be amended again if the Equal Rights Amendment is ratified.
But Boebert, who has already repeatedly embarrassed herself by aiding insurrectionists at the Capitol, refusing to go through metal detectors, and blaming President Joe Biden for the winter storm that is causing the people of Texas to suffer, did so once again by claiming that we can’t just change parts of the Constitution we don’t like.
Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 19, 2021
Keep in mind, this is a woman who worships the ground disgraced former President Donald Trump walks on, so she likely enthusiastically supported his demand that birthright citizenship as spelled out in the 14th Amendment be repealed.
She has also literally co-sponsored an amendment that would impose term limits on members of Congress, which is a necessary change our country and government needs.
Again, rewriting the Constitution is allowed by the Constitution itself, which Boebert would know if she had actually ever read it. And so, Americans humiliated her in response.
The founders literally set up the constitution to be a living document such that future generations could change it as required…
Ever heard of constitutional amendments?
— CANCELtheGOP (@CANCELtheGOP) February 19, 2021
Then read the 2nd Amendment and realize why it was written.
Does not guarantee me the right to own an arsenal.
— Newsfanatic (@Newsfanatic) February 19, 2021
It’s only been rewritten and amended 27 times…but you do you.
— Smite! (@7Veritas4) February 19, 2021
To be fair, there is an amendment process that has been used 27 times to do just that. Using the legitimate means outlined in the document to change the document is the epitome of defending the Constitution.
— John Mountjoy (@JohnJMountjoy) February 19, 2021
Remind me: Which article of the Constitution covers trying to overturn a free and fair election?
— Robert Schlesinger🖖 (@rschles) February 19, 2021
If the original constitution had never been rewritten – “amended,” if you will – you wouldn’t be a voter, let alone a congresswoman. It would also still be legal to enslave people. These rewrites (we’ll call them “amendments”) are usually pretty good stuff.
— Libby (@libbyjones715) February 19, 2021
Can you even tell us how many amendments there are? Come on, I dare you. I know you gotta look it up because you study the Constitution in the 10th grade, and you never made it to 10th grade pic.twitter.com/QOusRqCyZp
— JWC (@CrysdaleJames) February 19, 2021
Seriously, every candidate for public office should have to pass a basic civics test before they can appear on the ballot. Then we wouldn’t have morons like Boebert in Congress.
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