After debating 1776, we move on to a conversation about 1980.
In his long complaint about the Commerce Clause, Sen. Coburn declared that Americans had more freedom 30 years ago than we do now.
Sen. Klobuchar then took the floor, and brought up a few interesting points in response.
- In 1980, there were no women Supreme Court Justices
- In 1980, there were no women on the Senate Judiciary Committee
- In 1980, there were was one woman in the United States Senate
“I think about whether people were more free in 1980,” she said, “it’s all in the eyes of the beholder.”