Some reports indicate seminars will be held bi-monthly, and others say there will be weekly meetings. In the video below, Bachmann says those interested in the Constitution will meet once a week to study it, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
Note that the seminars are bipartisan, IF, Democrats choose to attend. Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus is open to all members of Congress, but so far, only Republicans have attended. The Caucus says its goal is to hold the Congress to legislating in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. With no Democrats as members, we can only assume they see no advantage in bringing constitutional principles to The People’s House, because Lord knows, we haven’t seen much of them for years.
Our Constitution and Bill of Rights “constitute” our federal government. They state what the government can do. What isn’t stated, can’t be done. When there is a question of passing constitutional muster, the Supreme Court is the final arbiter. Now, a Supreme Court Justice comes to Congress to teach constitutional principles. How many Liberals do you think give a flip?
The second video is Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. He says the Constitution “has no binding power on anything.” I think he still has his job. The first video is courtesy of Right Wing Watch