The U.S. Constitution regularly gets misinterpreted, misrepresented, and twisted into a mind-boggling pretzel by liberals, but one MSNBC host may have just made the most ridiculous statement about our government’s founding document that has ever been uttered by the mainstream media.
Former judge Roy Moore was victorious Tuesday in Alabama’s Senate primary. That means he’s the Republican pick to compete for former Sen. Jeff Sessions’ seat during a 2018 mid-term election. Sessions resigned from the Senate when he became the U.S. attorney general in February.
Moore is considered the front-runner in the upcoming race against Democrat Doug Jones, according to the Washington Post. The Post called Moore’s victory this week a “blow to GOP establishment.”
The Politico was more dramatic, calling it a “nightmare — for both parties.” Far and wide, the mainstream media is showing how much they fear Moore, who has steadfastly stood for God and conservative values — even at the cost of his job when he refused to give up his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
But NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is getting a backlash this week after he made a ridiculous statement about the U.S. Constitution while trying to completely discredit Moore in the eyes of the public.
“Roy Moore, where the phrase Christian conservative doesn’t even begin to describe him, could very well be your next U.S. senator,” Todd warned. "If you don’t understand just how freaked-out some people in the GOP and the White House are about what that means, then you don’t know Roy Moore."
“First off, he doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written,” he said before playing a video clip of Moore.
“Our rights don’t come from government. They don’t come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God,” Moore told a reporter in the clip.
“Now, that’s just a test of the very Fundamentalist views that have gotten him removed from office twice as Alabama’s chief justice,” Todd pointed out.
Watch the 30-second clip for yourself below:
Conservative media analyst Mark Dice, among others, was quick to point out a really obvious flaw with Todd’s claim that Moore is completely off base about where our rights come from. He pointed to the Declaration of Independence, which is also one of America’s most important founding documents and was signed by some of the same people as the Constitution.
The Declaration of Independence states right near the top: “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.”
To claim that America’s Founding Fathers did not believe our rights come from God is to ignore the Declaration of Independence. It also implies that human rights are simply established by human governments — since Mother Nature didn’t bother to right them down for us. What that also implies is that oppressive governments like North Korea’s are not violating their citizens’ human rights — they’re simply giving them fewer human rights.
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