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Twittering the Constitution

All the Founding Fathers go tweet, tweet, tweet.

Jul 20, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 41 • By P.J. O'ROURKE
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Furthermore, Mr. President, when you with your very modern brain read the Constitution in this very modern form, do you "download" any grounds, basis, authorization, sanction, warrant or reasonable excuse for the interfering, imperious, arbitrary, confiscatory, socialistic, busybody pettifogging you're doing in Washington? There's an old-fashioned computer term, from back in the punch-card days. It's so out-of-date that a fresh, with-it, happening young president like you may not understand it. But the Founding

Fathers would have had the 411. GIGO--Garbage In, Garbage Out.

P.J. O'Rourke, a contributing editor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, is the author, most recently, of Driving Like Crazy.