You may have heard that there was a Tea Party-type protest on the steps of the Capitol today. Organized by Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, quite a few Republican Representatives were not only in attendance but had vital speaking roles.
First up, Congressman Todd Akin (MO-10) led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance:
He was obviously pretty excited about getting to the God part.
Contrary to what Congressman Akin believes, this bleeding-heart liberal doesn't go crazy when people say the Pledge, I go crazy when they don't know the words.
Next House Minority Leader John Boehner (OH-8) motivated the masses by quoting the Preamble to the Constitution.
Now I'm certainly no Constitutional Scholar, but I did pass 8th Grade Social Studies and my teacher, Ms. Peterson, would be very happy to know that I can still tell the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the United States Constitution (I scored a 100% on that test, but you knew that). I also still have the Schoolhouse Rock song in my head.
And here's the Declaration of Independence:
It sure would be nice if our elected officials knew what every 8th grader knows.