We Need To Talk About Sen. Mike Lee's Far-Right Pocket Constitution - 2020-10-15

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F0.png We Need To Talk About Sen. Mike Lee's Far-Right Pocket Constitution October 15, 2020, Chris D'Angelo, Huffington Post

"This is a thing that works, and works best when every one of us reads it, understands it," Lee declared, pointing at the booklet. "And takes and honors an oath to uphold it and protect it and defend it."

But Lee's copy was no ordinary Constitution. It was an annotated version that's published by a fringe Mormon group founded by the late conspiracy theorist W. Cleon Skousen and which has become the favorite of anti-government extremists and right-wing figures, including the men who led an armed seizure of an Oregon wildlife refuge over the conviction of two arsonist ranchers.

The booklet is annotated in such a way as to make it seem like the founders envisioned a solely Christian nation and a severely limited federal government. It includes both the Constitution's original text and several religious ― at times out-of-context ― quotes from the Founding Fathers.

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