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As if Democrats still needed to prove that they are obsessed with lowering or eliminating all standards, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) just scrapped the Senate dress code. There is no good reason to kill the dress code, and he should reinstate it.
Until last weekend, men were required to wear a jacket and tie on the Senate floor. The Senate likes to think of itself as the “world’s greatest deliberative body,” with just 100 men and women working there for the 335 million people who inhabit the greatest nation on Earth. They handle tremendous democratic responsibilities. Surely it is not too much to ask that they reflect the gravity of the office granted to them by dressing with dignity. Respect, indeed a degree of reverence, is due for the site and the institution. Too many of our fellow countrymen dress as children — in shorts and T-shirts — and it is reasonable to ask that senators not be among them.
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