Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where Did I Put That Darned First Amendment?

So I'm talking to Dad yesterday on the phone and he tells me the craziest story - one I wouldn't believe if it were a movie as too crazy - about these two Congressmen in Connecticut - Lawlor and McDonald - who have proposed Bill 1098 to regulate the Catholic Church. Dad's 78, not really that old, but well, I was beginning to think maybe his age was catching up with him.

The State Regulating the Church? Isn't there a 200 year old Constitution and some pesky amendments out there somewhere that don't allow this?

Then he delivers the punch line as only my phunny dad can: he sent an email to the aforementioned representatives. He suggested they obtain a copy of the Constitution of the US and the amendments, paying particular attention to the first one. Then he said if they didn't understand what they were reading, it should be easy enough to find someone to help them interpret it. He pretty much got it the first time around, back in his high school civics class.

So Dad's mind and wit? Still Sharp as a tack after all these years.

7 comments:

Katy said...

Heh. I think I would really like your Dad. :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your Dad is a hoot. bring him with you when you move in.....
The bill is crazy.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad someone is thinking straight.

ChiTown Girl said...

Your dad is quite a pistol! Love him!

Misty said...

Oh good hell. What is some one going to think of to do next....

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Your dad is a kick!!! Sooo funny. GOOD for him!

Lana said...

Hee hee! That's hilarious!