Sheila Jackson Lee needs a history lesson

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – How much American history do you know? I might be more than Sheila Jackson Lee.

The Houston area Congresswoman and Yale graduate proved that on the Floor of the House of Representatives in a speech saying:

“For giving us the opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted 400 years operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”

Did she say 400 years? Hey Sheila, we’re not sure whose constitution you’re rattling on about but the United States Constitution is 227-years-old.

It was adopted in 1787, ratified in 1788 and enacted in 1789. Don’t worry Sheila you’re not the only one who’s fuzzy on American history. We asked a few Houstonians how old the Constitution is. Their answers: “200”, “Almost 300” and “573.” One guy even asked, “Who’s Sheila Jackson Lee?”

John Logan knows who Sheila Jackson Lee is, “I actually just wrote her an email yesterday. My healthcare costs going up and why she’s not on TV every day denouncing – I don’t know, whatever the healthcare stuff is? I’m a young professional getting hammered by a bunch of stuff and nobody seems to care about us.”

Like every other elected official, if Congresswoman Lee doesn’t listen to her constituents she may one day be history.

1 Comment

  • Rancier360

    You are misrepresenting what Sheila Jackson Lee said and what she obviously meant. She was counting from the landing of the Mayflower when the Puritans first began to settle America, in 1620, some 400 years ago. She said "…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."

    She wasn't saying that the Constitution was that old, only that the American dream started then, some 400 years ago, evolving to become the United States of America that we defend today, and that the Constitution that we operate under in this day and age is the authority to define what is constitutional and what is not.

    You are nit-picking semantics just to try to disparage Representative Jackson because she accuses people like you of being disrespectful to the President of the United States: "I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness (toward) this president. Why is he different? … In the minority community, that is a question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully?"

    And that's a very good question. But most people already know the answer –> it's because he is black and white supremacists, whether blatant or latent, just hate him for that!

    Yet, he is the fairly elected President of the United States (unlike George Bush the 2nd). It is the duty of every American to respect the office even if you may not care for the man who holds that office. If enough people thought he had done something not to deserve to be the president, then they can impeach him. And if he were convicted and stripped of the presidency, then you could disrespect him all you want. But not as long as he holds office! Those who do otherwise are showing themselves to be in effect enemies of the state.

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