Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is being mocked over a tweet in which she argued that defending the U.S. Constitution “doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.” with Twitter users schooling the first-term lawmaker on the many changes that have been ratified to the Constitution since it became the country’s official legal framework in 1788.
“Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like,” Boebert wrote.
However, according to the Philadelphia nonprofit the National Constitution Center, the constitution as first drafted in 1787 did not include the first 10 Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights.
More than a dozen constitutional amendments have been added that many Americans point to as pivotal moments in U.S. history, including the abolition of slavery, guaranteeing women the right to vote and establishing the legal voting age at 18 years old.
Read some of the responses to Boebert’s tweet below:
Can you even tell us how many amendments there are? Come on, I dare you. I know you gotta look it up because you study the Constitution in the 10th grade, and you never made it to 10th grade pic.twitter.com/QOusRqCyZp
— JWC (@CrysdaleJames) February 19, 2021
AOC raised $1 million yesterday for Texas.
What did you do?
— Obama’s Nobel (@32bellyoption) February 19, 2021
Protecting and defending the elections doesn't mean trying to overturn the results you don't like. pic.twitter.com/Yi2mcB9nDh
— Geal Faol (@GealFaol) February 19, 2021
Look up “amendment” in the dictionary you illiterate twat.
— bob clendenin 🇺🇸 (@bobclendenin) February 19, 2021
You know that part you love about the guns and like…shooting stuff…yeah…that's called the 2nd AMENDMENT. See…that's because people didn't like that part being left out. So they REWROTE it. Anyway…glad you're a strict Constitutionalist.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) February 19, 2021
Well that IS what you tried to do by objecting to the certification of the electoral college so thanks for pointing out what you did wrong. Will you follow this with an apology?
— jackie golub (@JackieGolub) February 19, 2021
Well there are these things called Amendments. It is not a perfect document. Will you ever at least try to educate yourself and do something positive? No guns needed in committee meetings.
— Democratb*tch (@abf520) February 19, 2021
I swear, before people run for office, they should have to pass a test of at least basic knowledge of how government works. When TONS of people NOT in office know this stuff, but an elected official doesn't- that's a red flag that our system is broken.
— 🦇🌹Amanda's Shadow🌹🕷 (@Amandas_Shadow) February 19, 2021
The founders literally set up the constitution to be a living document such that future generations could change it as required…
Ever heard of constitutional amendments?
— CANCELtheGOP (@CANCELtheGOP) February 19, 2021
You are extremely dumb. I don’t say that lightly. I don’t think there is a dumber human being than you. Maybe there is, but if so I do think you could beat them in the dumbest human competition.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 19, 2021