A commenter at Don Surber’s place wonders aloud about this historic parallel:
Back in Old Testament times when Joash was King in Judah, some dusty scrolls were found when the Temple was undergoing a white glove clean up. Written on these scrolls was the Law of God [The Constitution!]. The King had the Law read to him and was moved by what he heard. He realized that he and the Nation were ignorant and had strayed from its Constitution. So, the King set a date for the public reading of the scroll.
Presumably the king he meant was Josiah (or Yoshiyahu in the original Hebrew). See 2 Kings 22:
10 Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: 13 “Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD’s anger that burns against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us.”
The remainder of 2 Kings 22 and 2 Kings 23 details the reforms Josiah instituted in his kingdom at that point. One of them sounds very relevant today: “He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes” (2 Kings 23:7). K Street? The MSM of the day? Beltway Bandits in general?