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    Did Obama Confuse the Constitution With the Declaration of Independence?

    C-SPAN
    Friday, January 29th, 2010

    “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal…”

    GatewayPundit: Um, wrong founding document, Mr. President. It is in our Declaration of Independence that we read:

    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.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/did-oba...ion-with-the-declaration-of-independence.html



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    Was that put in for his illegal immigrant supporters?
     
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    I've noticed it to but what people don't realize is that phrase is an acknowledgment of natural rights. It says man is created equal by the creator which is assumes that equality only exist in nature and not something that created by the government. The next time someone says that we have to be equal then just tell him that in order to do that we have to remove government completely because government has created more inequality than nature. Governments declares some citizens are immune from laws, get to make laws, and what citizens get rich or poor.

    That does not sound like equality to me.
     
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    Very well said.

    There is a fundamental divide between those who believe, as the Founders did, that government is there to protect the fundamental rights of the people, and not that the people are there to serve and protect the fundamental rights of the government - And that service to the people by the government is to limit as much as possible, the intrusion of government into people's lives.
     
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    Is it against the law to make laws against an identifiable group of Americans? Meaning, is it lawful to deny blacks the right to drink at public drinking fountains? Of course not.
    So that sounds an awful lot like "equality".

    That's the way they get around laws against the gays. If you pretend it's a "choice", then you don't need "equal protection", like, say, in the military or marriage.
     
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    Maybe the equality he was speaking of is the EP clause of the 14th AM??

    Or, it could be a slip, like this quote I remember from Clinton.


    "The last time I checked, the Constitution said, 'of the people, by the people and for the people.' That's what the Declaration of Independence says."

    President Bill Clinton, campaigning October 17, 1996. From a campaign speech given in California. Quoted in Investor's Business Daily October 25, 1996

    In one quip he says it is the Constitution, then he says, it is the Declaration? In the same sentence? Which is it?

    None, actaully, the phrase is from the Gettysburg address, and also quoted in the Americans Creed.

    Constitutional law, however, does say we have a right to the "orderly pursuit of happiness".
     
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    Are you suggesting that Democrats are not conversant with the great documents of the United States???
     
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    Jefferson was a democrat -republican and he penned the DOI.
     
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    Is Bill Clinton "the Democrats?"
     
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