Federalist No. 666


How important is the original wording and intent of the Constitution? So important that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-Transylvania) successfully snuck in a new federal law forcing every federal employee and every student of a school receiving federal funds to watch some program about it. Funny/painful quote:

"We already cover the Constitution up, down and around," said August Frattali, principal of Rachel Carson Middle School in Fairfax County. But, he chuckled, "I'm going to follow the mandates. I don't want to get fired."

Personally, I'd prefer a federal law forcing Robert Byrd to be sent to a Tenth Amendment re-education camp for 20 years, but I suppose there's a reason why I don't get to make legislation.