DENVER (AP) — The newly Republican House in Washington recently read the federal Constitution aloud. Colorado’s newly Republican House followed their federal counterparts’ lead Wednesday morning and did the same.

Some Democrats, including Minority Leader Rep. Sal Pace, joined House Republicans for the event to mark Liberty Day. Lawmakers from both parties took turns reading the document aloud.

Liberty Day is an unofficial holiday to encourage people to read the nation’s founding documents.

James Madison was born on March 16. The nation’s fourth president is credited for crafting much of the U.S. Constitution.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Tom Smith - Littleton CO says:

    This should be ABSOLUTE standard procedure for elected representatives, not reserved for special events. They forget way to fast what the guiding principals for their decisions should be. It is often only the “Constitution of Convenience” – they only pay attention when it serves their needs and ignore when it doesn’t – so at minimum a MONTHLY reading should be done for the full house.

    1. k says:

      I totaly agree!!!!

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