One has to wonder about the people of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s district in the Great State of Texas. If she’s the best option for representing them at the federal level… well… (I can only shake my head.)

Sometimes people make flip remarks or simply round the numbers for simplicity’s sake. But this probably isn’t the case here. Saying the Constitution is “some 400 years” old is more than a rounding error. And give Rep. Lee’s propensity for “foot in mouth”, it’s probably more likely one of those instances.

We’ll see how (or if) she attempts to fix this one.

Here’s the quote from Rep. Lee herself: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation 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.”

You can watch her in her own words here.

In the meantime… check your math and leave me a comment… exactly how old IS the Constitution?

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  • fcnbal

    another dumb ass with pearls. The pearls are bigger than her brain

  • fcnbal

    I think these Congress people need to be given an IQ test before each election

  • Joe, no one denies that this woman is a real nincompoop; but, how about a discussion on something more substantive than her misspeaking, like one on the genesis of America’s problems?

    “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact
    that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon
    Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes,
    and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone
    financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether
    righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming
    threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been
    replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as
    much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be
    as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and
    criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous
    judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat
    increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….”

    For more, see our Featured Blog Article “5 Reasons Why the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue” at Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of an 85-page book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • See Ted,

      This comment is EXACTLY why I and others do not completely suscribe to your rationale on some of your postings. Look at what you wrote and then think about what you are comparing the Constitution to. APPLES and ORANGES because what the Constitution cites in its text would NEVER ALLOW if the Founding Fathers were here today:

      You cited the 1st Amendment v. The First Commandment……

      “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

      but GOD gave man the FREEDOM OF CHOICE and a reprobate soul. When you mandate State RELIGION governed by a THEOCRACY (like Islam). You take away FREEDOM. Either way we are FREE to WORSHIP or NOT WORSHIP and individually we SHALL ANSWER for our CHOICE to GOD for breaking his Commandment.

      As I stated in my other posting to you, Genesis 8:21; Psalms 14; Proverbs 16:2; whichever way you address it, the key to both is FREEDOM as you stated in Genesis 1 and 2 and which I do agree with you on.

      RESPONSIBILITY, LIBERTY, FREEDOM, PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY and the Corrections and RAMIFICATIONS THEREOF by our Lord at the 2nd Death, should we be unrepetant.

      Abortion (infanticide) illegally done in back allies until Feminists and PROGRESSIVE Communists got ahold of it; then ignorance took hold in the 70’s with Roe v. Wade.

      HOW are Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton and the other signers GUILTY by association for something that was dreamed up and passed 184 years later?
      We already have a “Blame game” going with this Administation and their predecessors; how is your “accusatory” comment any different?

      The Death Penalty (Genesis 9:5-6), People were hanged for less severe crimes before and after the Constitution; the death penalty and other laws that are historically Scriptural are still in effect. General George Washington instilled severe punishments for disobedience within the ranks.

      The punishment is there, however it is the radical judges and courts that do not follow the Law in their punishments, it is the Lawyers who PERVERT the Law and the Government and Courts that allows DECADES of APPEALS that is the problem. Again, how is that the guilt of the Founding Fathers for what they gave us in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

      Would you rather to go back to Bondage and Servitude to Oligarchs? Scriptural stonings? How about lopping off hands and feet for theft like the Saudis and Islamists practice? Maybe cutting out tongues for LYING? Would that be acceptable? See, you NEVER DIRECTLY answer these questions. I keep seeing theological answers in theory, but no 21st century practical application as to what those answers would be. Since you support the Abrahamic Covenant and the Decalouge as the only Biblically acceptable law, what are the specific punishments for people by reverting to Scriptural principles? The Constitution is a document that is amendable, The Bible is Not; so the process is there to correct the errors that you cite in your writings should the people CHOOSE to come back to GOD as a Nation. Again……it’s CHOICE with Freedom and Liberty or Judgment and Ramifications for whatever we choose.

      Until 1913, there was no income tax, we kept what we earned, charity was conducted by the Church and local communities. I would rather support my Church before a corrupt Government.

      Ted, no matter how you try to disect it, the problem isn’t the Founding Fathers failure to prognosticate a Constitution to forsee the problems that WE have CONCOCTED 233 years later as much as it is the Wickedness and Corruption of the people that have been sent to represent us since the late 1800’s up to TODAY.
      So if you truly want to make a change in our Government seek BRAVE, HONEST, RIGHTEOUS people to represent us in our Town, County, State and Federal Government; starting in our own households……if we can’t correct our household and family problems, we are NEVER going to get to the subjects you are addressing in your advertisements here on these blog sites.

      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

      • No one is talking about taking away people’s freedom of choice (an impossibility to begin with). We’re discussing the best law standard for governing finite man: 1) Finite man’s fickle edicts (Matthew 15:6-9) or 2) Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous civil judgments (Psalm 19:7-11).

        You asked “HOW are Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton and the other signers GUILTY by
        association for something that was dreamed up and passed 184 years
        later?” I answered that in my first post: Because they chose their own fickle edicts over Yahweh’s triune moral law as the supreme law of the land. For example, why is America (federal and state alike) governed by Obama and all of his criminal cronies (both donkeys and elephants alike)? Do you think it might be that the framers not only nowhere prescribed Biblical qualifications for civil leaders but that they banned Christian tests and thereby Biblical qualifications?

        Consequently, Snowman, no matter how you cut it, the genesis of America’s problems today are traced back to the framers failure to establish a government of, by, and for God, based upon His immutable moral law. In brief, they thought they knew better than Yahweh, as does anyone who promotes the Constitution in any fashion as the supreme law of the land, per Article 6.

      • Russell Sayce

        Rock on Snowman8wa….A real Man : )

        • Thank you Brother Russell, don’t get me wrong, I do agree with Mr. Weiland on some things, in principle, but the problem still exists; people who love and follow GOD and our Savior, still have to exist with the people of the “WORLD”.
          As the Bible states, “…BLESSED IS THE NATION WHOSE LORD IS GOD”. If we individualy come back to GOD, then we change, and we teach our family which is right etc…etc…etc.
          HOWEVER comma…….there is still individual FREEDOM OF CHOICE. Dr. Joel McDurmon makes the best argument for this

          Your vote on a National level is as effective as a grain of sand on a beach. However that strength changes at the lowest level of voting and your vote begins to mean something; that is where we need to begin to come back to GOD and change back to a Judeo-Christian Nation that follows GOD, one County at a time, 3,100+ Counties Strong.

          There will always be EVIL and WICKEDNESS in the “World” because of the wickedness that has been placed in our hearts from our youth (Genesis 8:21); when we are young, ignorant and do stupid things. It is only when WE realize the errors of our ways and change that we are no longer attached to the LAW (both spiritual and secular) but to the Spirit of GOD and his RIGHTEOUS LAWS, Covenants, and statutes. We don”t even have to think about it, we just do it.

          Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          • Russell Sayce

            While I completely agree with what you say, I believe that there is a bigger (than voting) plan in motion. I believe we will see a showing from God that will finally put us on the right path.

            I think if we had to depend on democracy, there would be no flesh left….Just like it says in God’s Bible.