Saturday, May 08, 2010

You can't make this up

By Mustang Bobby.

Sarah Palin is at it again:

"[O]ur Constitution, of course, essentially acknowledging that our unalienable rights don't come from man; they come from God. So this document is set up to protect us from a government that would ever infringe upon our rights to have freedom of religion and to be able to express our faith freely."

As Steve Benen notes, the concept of "unalienable rights" comes from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, and nowhere in the Constitution is God or the bible cited as a source for anything. Anyone who was paying attention in Grade 5 history class could both tell the difference between the two documents and tell you what is and what isn't in them. And you can't make this stuff up.

Her defenders will say, "Oh, well, she just misspoke; she does know the difference." No, apparently she does not, because she went on to rhapsodize:

"I think we should kind of keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant. They're quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the 10 Commandments. It's pretty simple."

Aside from the glaring misinterpretation of reality, what boggles the mind is that a lot of people actually take Sarah Palin seriously and consider her to be a viable candidate for President. Of the United States.

The question then becomes not how stupid are the people who would consider such a possibility without falling down, but how the hell can anyone in their right mind even let this sort of discussion take place? Sarah Palin can blather on with her gross and willful misinterpretation of history, and she's entitled to whatever opinion she wants, but the idea of taking her seriously as anything other than an ignorant laughingstock is deeply disturbing for the future of our country.

(Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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  • Only in such an ignorant country could she get away with such things, but sadly the rabble believes Jefferson was a born again Christian in the current mode and not an agnostic Deist at angry odds with Christianity and its gospels.

    When he wrote of Jesus it was as a holy man and moral teacher whose ideas had been all but lost because he'd been deified and co-opted by the church and when he spoke of God, it was of an ineffable creator who was not involved as anyone's personal savior and about whom little could be said.

    The Declaration talks of the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God, that's something closer to the Gnostic concept and is certainly not YHWH or Jesus of Nazareth. Interestingly it also asserts what we're trying to take away from non-citizens is the inherent right of all people everywhere and with the backing of many of the self-styled pseudoChristians amongst us.

    But who reads in American any more? we just suck at the teat of the Fox and foul our nests.

    God Damn Sarah Palin.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 11:22 AM  

  • as i keep saying -- this piece of shit from alaska is a combo of Eva Peron and Eva Braun with a sprinkle of Aimee Semple McPherson thrown in

    By Blogger Distributorcap, at 9:37 PM  

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