Sheila Jackson Lee has No Idea Which Century America was Founded In

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who somehow has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and then went on to graduate from law school at the University of Virginia, not only doesn’t know when the United States Constitution was written, but can’t even name the right century.

This isn’t a case of the school system failing Sheila Jackson Lee. This is a woman who made it through Yale and law school and into Congress without…

1. Knowing who won the Vietnam War

2. What century the United States in its current political form was founded

3. What a Constitution even is

Frankly, maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman, and others for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not. The Enforcement Act is not constitutional, but it gives us an opportunity to raise these issues. That’s what freedom is, that’s what the opportunity of democracy is all about.

Sheila Jackson Lee has a bad habit of giving speeches and claiming that things are unconstitutional.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said on Tuesday afternoon that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution.

Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans’ H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment’s right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause.

Also Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that suing her for discriminating against the disabled is unconstitutional because she’s in Congress.

A judge has refused to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of discriminating against and mocking a disabled staffer — charges the Texas Democrat denies.

Mrs. Jackson Lee’s legal team sought to have the complaint dismissed, arguing in part that actions concerning her staff are protected under the Speech or Debate clause of the Constitution. In a lengthy ruling, the judge disagreed.

But it’s not her fault. She was only freed from slavery in the 1960s.

Jackson Lee suggested lawmakers should take inspiration from President Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.

“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”

This woman graduated from Yale.

  • Veracious_one

    obviously educated beyond her intelligence…and a racist to boot…

    • MarilynA

      educated in our public schools which have been dumbed down so that no student is taught more than the dumbest ones can learn. Now Obama is eliminating charter Schools to further level the playing field In the name of achieving “Social and Economic Justice.”

      • Nan

        In fact, the schools have been dumbed down to the point that Lee can make statements like that and practically no one calls her on it.

  • antharia

    One of the dumbest people in Washington D.C. and that’s saying a lot.

    • Gerry

      There seems to be a wide range of dumbs and some kind of competition.

    • Phil McMorrow

      Cream rises to the top. HA HA

      • Honu425

        However sludge settles to the bottom.

        • Phil McMorrow

          Good point. The bottom dwellers are, I am sure, include their fair share of Yale University alums.

  • DogmaelJones1

    That’s right, Shelia, the Constitution is so old that Columbus signed it, too.

    • CaoMoo

      Either that or we operate under the Magna Carta.

    • Phil McMorrow

      The same guy from Portugal sho sailed the ocean blue?

  • cxt

    But since she is a Leftist in good standing the media will not highlight her errors and they will act as apologist for her should others point them out.
    One of the seductive things about being a Leftist In the first place. If you are of the body then you will be defended and protected regardless of your errors and antics.
    Of course that strength is also a serious weakness—should you actually NEED quality people you don’t have them. All you have “good soldiers” for the Left.

    • Guest

      You need to rewrite your sentences. However, you are ‘spot on’.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    SJL graduated from the Yale Lock company.

    • A Z

      An honest locksmith is a boon to their community. Shiela Jackson Lee is not such thing.

      • Phil McMorrow

        A good locksmith earns an honest living. She, on the other hand………

        • A Z

          That is what I said or was trying to say.

    • Phil McMorrow

      The same one as represented on the back of a match book cover.

  • Race_Dissident

    No sentient person could be the least bit surprised by her stupidity. Leftism has been enabling and promoting stupidity for well nigh on half a century now. SJL is one shining result.

  • Rob Crawford

    Think of the people who choose to be represented by her…

    • Gerry

      Well says a lot about them.

  • glpage

    And people on the left think Rick Perry is a dope. Sorry, lefties, he’s just an Aggie.

  • macktoid

    Isn’t she the one who famously asked where she could find pictures of Neil Armstrong planting the US flag on Mars?

  • George of the Jungle

    Leftists tell us that we will all be much happier after we have been dragged down to the bottom of that pit they call equality. S.J.Lee shows us that ignorance is bliss.

  • Larry Hill

    And the left disparages Sarah Palin? Palin may have been ignorant of certain geographic facts when she was McCain’s running mate, but has since come up to speed, and been on the money concerning Putin and the Ukrane. Lee on the other hand continues to be a gigantic font of ignorance despite what should have been a top notch education, including a law degree.

    • Gee

      Mr. Palin was not ignorant – the press made up that stupid statement. It was never said by her

      • Larry Hill

        I was not refering to the “I can see Russia…” quote. but of a talk show she was on where she was asked a question about one of the former Soviet Union states and had a deer in the headlights moment.

    • Nan

      I think the statement she made was about seeing Russia from Alaska. It was a skit on Saturday Night Live, and the media started reporting it as if she had said it.

  • Drakken

    It is obvious that Yale gave in to this affirmative action poster child and what really concerns me is the people who elected this dumbazz.

    • kasandra

      Drakken, before seeing your comment I was about to leave one nearly word for word identical. She’s a poster child against affirmative action if ever there was one. Not that this would make any difference to her constituents but she also has a reputation in Washington of being vulgar and, towards her employees, one of the most abusive Member of Congress.

      • nomoretraitors

        I heard a story (not sure if it’s true) that after verbally abusing the flight attendants on US Airways she received a letter from a vice president telling her if she didn’t like US Airways, go fly on another airline.

    • UCSPanther

      Affirmative action: Creating bigotry of low expectations and elevating losers to high places since the 1970s…

    • Gerry

      Another fine product from one of the top US learning institutions.Dumber,and dumber,priceless.

      • Phil McMorrow

        Isn’t Yale the alma mater of our Secretary of State? George W Bush? Any other notables?

  • wileyvet

    She also doesn’t realize America is not a democracy, it is a Republic.

    • Phil McMorrow

      She doesn’t know the difference. I’ll bet one million dollars that she can’t tell anyone the correct answer to “How many years consist of four score and seven?” She thinks four score has something to do with golf.

  • truebearing

    So much for the superiority of an Ivy League education. There are chipmunks in my yard that are smarter than Lee.

    • Phil McMorrow

      Hey, I am an earthworm and I am smarter than Lee.

  • AndyTexan

    Queen Sheila is my congress person. Her district is 70% democrat and 50% black. The legislature has packed her district in order to elect more republicans so we put up with it. She owns the seat and only death will pry her out. Incidently, Sheila is a carpet bagger hailing from NYC.

    • HenDanK

      Anthony Weiner was removed from his congressional seat for doing less than this idiot. Can’t she be removed for abusing her staff? She is currently being sued by one staffer for abuse.
      Her crimes need to be exposed more!

    • Phil McMorrow

      New York City? That speaks volumes about the idiot.

  • CaoMoo

    This is what happens when you dont hold people back a grade and pass them so you dont hurt their self esteem. This is what happens when you pass people so you dont get called a racist. You get stupid people with qualifications they could never earn with maybe a 5th grade reading level earning more money in jobs they are unqualified for passing along their stupidity and making the little people under them pick up their slack.

  • loneamerican

    I would love to see her college transcripts as well as those of Sen. Boxer and President Obama. Is she really as ignorant as Sen. Boxer, or does she create these lies and half truths as part of her propaganda plan to fool her constituents? Considering she keeps getting reelected in Texas her voters must really be as dumb as she thinks they are, mistaking hyperbole for truth.

    • Phil McMorrow

      Your last sentence sums it up pretty well.

  • Phil McMorrow

    So much for the reputation of Yale. She is the poster child of being an imbicile. Tell me she was admitted to Yale based on her academic achievements, right? Sure.

  • nomoretraitors

    An absolute embarrassment to Congress, Texas and the nation

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Constitution was ratified by Guam. Before it capsized.

  • Jerry G

    Just another indication that politicians talk without thinking. But in Jackson’s case thinking is too difficult for her.

  • Arctic_Fox

    Lee should get her money back from Yale, or perhaps Yale should ask for its degree back from Lee.

  • Cui Bono

    So what puppet master benefits from pulling the strings of this wooden headed marionette? Probably a financial patron hidden behind layers of obfuscating transfers, with the ability to whisper into her empty raging mind the message that animates her into speech.