Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Inalienable right to redundancy and misattribution

Idiot Rush Limbaugh, the de facto leader of today’s Republican Party, gave a speech at the CPAC conference in which he butchered Thomas Jefferson’s famous Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness phrase and misattributed it to the preamble of the Constitution rather than to the Declaration of Independence.
Here is what Limbaugh said:
We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness.

Jefferson didn’t include “freedom” in the list because it is considered synonymous to “liberty.”
This is the kind of stupid mistake that Limbaugh would endlessly mock on his radio show if it was made by a liberal politician.

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