Wednesday, January 04, 2012

QotD: Bitter Truth Edition.

Buried as a throwaway line in one of his posts, Jim drops this gem:
"And then there the nation's Capital where they store, but rarely read, the Constitution..."
Wish I'd written that.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The husband tried to get some scouts to READ the constitution for part of a merit badge - these boys are 12-15 years old. Had one parent tell him it was "too hard" for his son to read and wanted to have requirement waived. Amazing. No wonder no one knows what it says any more, it is too hard for us! On the up side, my son is one of the 12 year olds, and it does not seem to difficult for him to understand - pretty straight forward language there.

Brandoch Daha said...

I think they're keeping it safe from the terrorists.

Jim said...

Tam, hardly a day goes by when I don't read a VFTP snippit and think, "Wish I'd written that."

So thank you. Have another beer to celebrate your escape from a Donner party fate, and when you see those CCA guys, please pass on my respects for the 1911 stuff they create.

Nathan said...

Does he mean the Capitol, or the capital? The latter is the seat of government, the former is the building.

And if he means the former, it's actually kept in the National Archives, about halfway between the Capitol and the Executive Mansion, er, White House. My guess is that Congresscritters and Senilators, let alone the President, rarely if ever darken its door.

Jim said...

I meant what I wrote, Nathan, and the context makes rather clear that the subject was crime in the city.

Certainly I could have written of crime in the Capitol, but those thugs seldom use guns, which was the subject of the piece. :)

Bram said...

In fairness, that old-fashioned cursive is really hard to read.

Desertrat said...

Aw, it's read quite often. The reading is followed by the comment, "We can work around that..." Thus the word "workaround" came into being.