One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United States. Except in this version, George Washington ??? who presided at the Constitutional Convention ??? looks at James Madison ??? who was the scrivener at the Convention ??? and says, ???None of this counts if people get sick, right????
In these days of state governors issuing daily decrees purporting to criminalize the exercise of our personal freedoms, the words put into Washington???s mouth are only mildly amusing. Had Washington actually asked such a question, Madison, of all people, would likely have responded: ???No. This document protects our natural rights at all times and under all circumstances.???
Not funny in current circumstances.