Many who are reading this may be too young to remember the time that Dan Quayle, Vice-President under George H. W. Bush, spelled the word “potato” wrong. It was an embarrassing thing to watch.
Here’s how TIME magazine described the incident:
“While visiting a school in Trenton, NJ, a student was asked to write the word ‘potato’ on the blackboard and Quayle urged him to add an ‘e’ to the end. The entire nation held its belly in laughter.”
Knowing how to spell is not a qualification for political office. Knowing the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution should be.
In an interview with Steve Harvey, who had misspoken in front of millions of viewers when he announced the wrong Miss Universe winner, Hillary had confused a line from the Declaration of Independence and attributed it to the Constitution:
HILLARY CLINTON: (We’re not going to) come take your gun away if you’re a responsible gun owner. But please help us keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them in the first place.
STEVE HARVEY: Right.
CLINTON: Let’s protect our children and our families from this.
CLINTON: 92 percent of the American people agree with what I’ve said and what you’ve talked about, and 85 percent of gun owners agree with that.
So we’ve got to say to the gun lobby, you know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns. But there’s also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness —
HARVEY: Absolutely… that enables us to have a safe country where we are able to protect our children and others from this senseless gun violence. (H/T: News Busters)
Actually, there isn’t a “constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” These are rights listed in the Declaration of Independence. Neither the Declaration nor the Constitution gives us those rights. We are “endowed” with those rights by the “Creator.” If we had neither document, we would still have those rights.
I don’t know anyone who would not like to “keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them in the first place.”
Because it is impossible to do this, in order to protect my Creator-given rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” from those who want to take them away from me by force, I want the means to do so.
Hillary Clinton, or any other politician, isn’t going to be able to stop every person who wants to steal my property or kill me for fun or profit.
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