conservatives plan to read the Constitution

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Jillian Rayfield mentioned at TPM that some Teabaggers plan to read the Constitution. (The president of Let Freedom Ring, Colin Hanna, said he expects that "90% to 95% of the people who attend will not have read the Constitution before.")

So many possible jokes, so little time...You can even visit their I've Read It! page to fill out a form to receive "a certificate that identifies you as a Constitutional Patriot."

It will be wonderful for them to find out that our Constitution is vastly different from O'Reilly's rants, Coulter's screeches, and Beck's scribbles. (I wonder how many Teabaggers will get through the Preamble without calling the Founders closet socialists..."All that stuff about 'We the People' and 'the general Welfare' doesn't sound like anything I've heard on Fox Noise!")

And yes, I'm just obnoxious enough to suggest some supplementary reading

Rakove, Jack. The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Monk, Linda. The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

Lipsky, Seth. The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide

to counteract their obvious choice of either the Heritage Foundation's Guide to the Constitution or Regnery's Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. (Offering extra credit for reading the Federalist Papers would probably indicate an unrealistic optimism.)

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