The top of the Washington Post website on Wednesday features this headline: “Dem: You shouldn’t ‘worship your Constitution.’” It links to an article on the top of the front page of the Style section emphasizing how Democrats worry the Tea Party and the Republicans have caused Democrats to “worry that the charter is being misconstrued as the immutable word of God” — as if the Democrats’ base believes in an immutable God. Reporter Jason Horowitz forwarded the panic of very liberal Rep. Jerrold Nadler of lower Manhattan (lifetime ACU score: 2.6 out of 100), presented as a “Talmudic” scholar of the text:
“They are reading it like a sacred text,” said New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, who has studied and memorized the Constitution with talmudic intensity.
Nadler called the “ritualistic reading” on the floor “total nonsense” and “propaganda” intended to claim the document for Republicans. “You read the Torah, you read the Bible, you build a worship service around it,” said Nadler, who argued that the Founders were not “demigods” and that the document’s need for amendments to abolish slavery and other injustices showed it was “highly imperfect.”