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Friday, January 29, 2010

Did President Obama Confuse the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence During His Speech?

Did President Obama confuse the U.S. Constitution with the Declaration of Independence during his State of the Union Address the other night?

At one point in the speech Obama said:

We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal . . .
But the "all men are created equal" statement is actually found in 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.
This is not a huge deal, even if Obama actually confused the two. Certainly, the Constitution upholds through its provisions the principle that "all men are created equal," even if the words are not explicitly there as they are in the Declaration of Independence. But when you are a man like Obama, who is a former Constitutional Law Professor, and you presume to publicly lecture the Supreme Court of the United States in the same speech, you ought to be more precise in your language regarding the founding documents of our nation.

Via Gateway Pundit


Sicilian Tony,  February 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

The man's arrogance knows no bounds.

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