To be a Congressman you must be 25, a resident of your state, and a U.S. citizen. With respect to the founding fathers, I think we need to augment that list just a tad. I would like to propose we add, “must have an IQ exceeding that of a common houseplant”.
As evidence for the need of this amendment, I submit Hank Johnson (D-GA). Watch the attached video where at around the 1:25 mark Mr. Johnson sincerely expresses his concern that sending more people to Guam will cause the island to tip over and capsize.
On the other hand, I now have new found respect for the military. The admiral he’s talking to deadpans an answer as if this was somehow not the most ludicrous thing he’s ever heard. He doesn’t even crack a smirk! This is a sort of discipline I simply do not have.
Update: Mr. Johnson is now claiming this was simply a metaphor for the military presence overcrowding the island. But watching the video, I really think the metaphor explanation was just his staff trying to cover his butt after the fact. Opinions?