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Rush Limbaugh confuses the Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence at CPAC

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

As witness by a few of my prior articles, I take no regret in commenting on the "leader of the Republican Party" Rush Limbaugh. But he seems to be out of touch with the facts. So how out of touch is he? Well for starters, during his keynote address at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) last weekend, while accusing President Obama of the "bastardization of the U.S. Constitution," he actually confused the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence, thus bastardizing it himself. Here is a portion of Rush Limbaugh's speech..

"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. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you."

The key to his mistake was when he mentioned " Liberty. Freedom. And the pursuit of happiness," which happens to be in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

The Constitutions Preamble reads as follows: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

So what should Rush learn from all of this... First, he needs to recognize what is actually in the Constitution before including comments concerning it. Secondly, don't expect others to follow your ideas when they are not actual facts, but just misquotes of one of this country's most valuable documents.
If this is what the Republican party has to offer as a future political candidate, then I do believe that the democrats will be in power for a very long time. Maybe the conservatives may have to wait until 13 year old Jonathan Krohn who also addressed CPAC could give fresh, basic conservative ideas to the people and run for office someday. Maybe Rush needs to read Jonathans book "Define Conservatism" to learn how to accurately express his thoughts.


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