It’s not a secret that for decades public schools have failed in much of America to teach basic civics. A simple YouTube search shows results of untold numbers of people who don’t know even three liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Basic things like freedom of religion, speech, or assembly.
Regardless, one would think someone who went to law school and is interviewing in front of the US Senate to serve on as a federal district court judge would be able to answer some basic questions about the Constitution.
It appears I’m woefully wrong.
It’s a stunning damnation on the state of America.
On Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) posed questions to a judge who sits on the Spokane County Superior Court in Washington state. President Biden nominated Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren to serve on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
During the confirmation hearing, Kennedy asked the judge to tell him what Article V does. She said, “Article V isn’t coming to mind at the moment.”
You’ve got to be kidding me? Was she playing some kind of joke?
Kennedy then asked her to tell him about Article III. Again, she admitted she didn’t know.
Perhaps this is the problem with today’s judiciary. Do we have a bunch of people serving on federal benches that don’t know the basics of the Constitution?
Is it possible this is why the US Supreme Court is continually cleaning up messes only for the liberal media to beat it up for supposedly being partisan?
America is in deep trouble when a former state assistant attorney general and experienced judge can’t answer basic questions one ought to have mastered by now.
If ignorance isn’t an excuse under the law, it appears to be one for those who uphold it.
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