I went onto Rush Limbaugh’s page the other day just to see what was going on. I used to listen to him every day, but then the last presidential elections happened and I got too angry to be paying that much attention to politics. But every so often, I still check to see what he’s been saying.
I’m kinda glad that I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have had this topic to blog about…
Here’s how one particular section went, according to the website transcript: “Ted Cruz yesterday spoke about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, preamble to the declaration, one of the most beautiful things ever written. ‘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.’
“It is an acknowledgement by the founders of our country, declaring independence from Britain, that human rights are bestowed by God via creation, that the natural state of the human being contains God-given rights. It is the basis, forms the foundation of the founding of our country.”
Makes sense so far, right? It should. And if it doesn’t, then you have some serious American education to catch up on. Rather like Yahoo’s political reporter Meredith Shiner. After hearing, or hearing about, Cruz’s speech, she tweeted, “Bizarre to talk about how rights are God-made and not mad-made in your speech announcing a POTUS bid? When Constitution was man-made?”
Now, I don’t have to read Limbaugh’s comments on the subject to have a few of my own…
1. How dumb are you, Meredith Shiner?
2. No, seriously, how dumb are you?
3. Why in the world is it “bizarre” to talk about God in a political speech? Both Republicans and Democrats do it all the time.
4. Have you ever read a single thing that our Founding Fathers put out there? I mean anything. Or do you just stick to the Huffington Post to get all of your knowledge?
And Number 5, do you realize, Ms. Shiner, that if our rights are manmade, then they can be unmade by men too? That they have value only as long as men say they do? That they can be taken away at the will of some fallible, malleable entity?
Sorry for the repetition, Ms. Shiner, but you don’t seem to be the brightest crayon in the box, so I want to give you every chance to understand exactly how ignorant you are.
Let’s face it though… You’re probably still not gonna get it, are ya?