Sunday, March 1, 2009

Constitution Fail

Apparently Rush Limbaugh has his sacred documents mixed up.

During a 1 hour and 20 minute speech at the annual conservative lovefest that is CPAC, Limbaugh had this to say:

"We conservatives have not done a good enough job of just laying out basically who we are, because we make the mistake of assuming that people know. What they know is largely incorrect, based on the way we're portrayed in pop culture, in the drive-by media, by the Democrat party"

"We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom -- and the pursuit of happiness," he said, pausing several times for enthusiastic applause."

First of all Rushie, it's the DemocratIC Party. Know your enemy.

Secondly, provided below is the preamble to the Constitution:

"We the People of the Unites States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing's of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

It's one of the most beautiful, powerful sentences ever written. But it doesn't say anything about "inarguable truths" of heavenly endowments.

What Rush was referring to can be found in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

When you want to show people that conservatives "love and revere our founding documents," you might want to quote them correctly. That's all.

It has been reported that later on during his address, Limbaugh said "We must fight for what we believe in. And the Bible says, "If this is your first fight at Fight Club, you have to fight."

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