We the people could read
the Constitution in tweets
The traditional celebration of Constitution Day, which was Wednesday, involves naturalization ceremonies, proclamations and the occasional mention in speeches by political officeholders and candidates who happen to find themselves behind a microphone that day.
On Wednesday morning, Rep Darrell Issa, R-Vista, was online.
“Happy Constitution Day, twitter!” he wrote. “227 years ago, our Constitution was signed by 38 of 41 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
“In honor of this occasion, for the next little while I’ll be tweeting the entire Constitution.
“Ready? Here we go.”
Then, for hour after hour, in 140 character dispatch after 140 character dispatch, Issa’s Twitter account did just that. It was unclear if Issa himself was entering the tweets, or an aide.
But when it was over, he left followers with a message that suggested someone’s personal touch: “The typos aren’t part of the Constitution, btw. Hazard of so many tweets.”
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