I recently wrote about the announcement by Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell that he would only consider women for vice president — refusing to consider a man regardless of his credentials for the second highest position in the country. Now Swalwell has publicly lamented that the United States Constitutional does not have a single reference to “women” as an “unacceptable” exclusion of women. Swalwell appears to have dismissed the fact that “men” is also absent to the document which refers to “people” and “person.” Sometimes it is as hard to find a noun in a constitution as it is a breakout issue in an election.
On Tuesday, Swalwell tweeted: “Do you know how many times the word ‘Woman’ is mentioned in the Constitution? Zero.”
By the way, other terms are not mentioned in the Constitution but are still part of the Constitution including the “separation of church and state” and “privacy.” Another thing not mentioned? “Political party” which (given this latest controversy) may have been the wisest omission of all.