Elder Patriot – Once again former President Barack Obama proved his disdain for the United States of America while making comments at the VTEXDAY 2019 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday.
This time, Obama whose presidency will be remembered for sowing discord – racial discord, religious discord, gender discord, class discord, ethnic discord, if there was any possibility of dividing people into separate camps he honed in on it like a laser – thought he was quoting from the Constitution to make his point.
You know Brazil just thinks the United States was founded on inequality and we have to admit that even though the United States has a Constitution that says, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,’ At that time not only were blacks excluded, but women were excluded, and people who didn’t own property were excluded.
Nowhere does that phrase appear in the Constitution. The Constitution is a legal document without flowery phrases.
Obama lifted the quote from the Declaration of Independence that was written 13 years before the Constitution was ratified in 1789 to justify separation from Britain.
Partial transcript from the National Archives:
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, …
Obama stopped short of quoting the rest of that paragraph. With good reason. His presidency was essentially a rebuke of everything it goes on to say:
… that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The Founders recognized certain unalienable rights as having been derived from God, thereby making them inviolate from government regulation. Not so Obama.
The Founders placed the legitimacy of power in the consent of the governed who rammed Obamacare down the throats of Americans. Not so Obama who viewed the Constitution as a “Charter of Negative Liberties.”
The Founders believed that it was the right of the people to change their government as they saw fit. Not so Obama who weaponized the intelligence community to destroy his political opponents so that peaceful change of government would never happen.
Then, after the people did force their will on the embeds this Manchurian president left behind, Obama’s forces endeavored to remove the lawfully elected president from office using the most divisive means they could muster.
This isn’t the first time Obama misspoke about fundamental American history. Recall his campaign stop in Beaverton, Oregon where he said he had campaigned in 57 states:
Yeahhh… Not so much. But, there are 57 Islamic states. Funny that. Just sayin…
If you think we’re making something more out of this than it warrants, consider the lack of media coverage about either of these incidents and then compare it to the media coverage of this minor misquote by President Trump:
Trump quoted President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous speech to Congress, declaring the stunning surprise attack a day earlier that left 2,000 servicemembers (sp) dead, was “a date which will live in infamy.”
But the president, who boasts he has “the best words,” and a great memory, got it wrong: replacing “which” with “that” in Roosevelt’s famous speech, and quoted the president as saying “day” rather than “date,” the word FDR actually used in the speech.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017