Congress Shall Make No Law . . .Unless It Makes One Anyhow
Reports such as this one, which are scarcely uncommon, call to mind the following sequence of events: (1) the American people ratified a national constitution that stipulates, in part,"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech"; (2) each member of Congress, upon taking office, swears"to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution"; and (3) Congress makes―or, at least, as in the present case, considers making―a law abridging the freedom of speech."
Perhaps the members of Congress, when they raise their right hands to take the oath of office, keep their left hands behind their backs with their fingers crossed?
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