Thursday night at the Allen Area Patriots meeting I witnessed something that made my eyes pop out! Here is a little background:
- The two challengers in the US Congress District 3 race (Currently held by Sam Johnson) agreed to participate in a public debate.
- The US Constitution lists 18 powers, specifically, that are the responsibility of the US Congress. (These are listed in Art 1, Sec 8, and referred to as the enumerated powers)
- One of the questions asked during the debate was for each candidate to list off my memory as many of the 18 powers as they could.
Not one of the two candidates could name even one of the powers! Unbelievable, but wait, it gets better. They had the opportunity to show they did have a basic understanding of the US Constitution by answering a few other questions. They didn’t seem to comprehend the language of another question regarding the Constitution. The climax was when the entire content of Josh’s ending speech was on the theme ‘we need to obey the US Constitution’, complete with reading passages from the preamble of that document!