MSNBC's Chuck Todd: Our Rights Don't Come From God!
Evidently, he's never read the Declaration of Independence, which says "endowed by their Creator..."
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd proved again this week that he’s not so much a reporter as he is a pontificator of leftist talking points. Very wrong talking points, at that. Following Roy Moore’s win over incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, Todd launched into a screed against Moore, who publicly stated, “Our rights don’t come from government, they don’t come from the Bill of Rights, they come from Almighty God.”
Todd says of this statement: “He doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.” For the record, it’s Todd who doesn’t believe in the Constitution as written (to be fair, he’s probably also never bothered to look at our founding documents). The Declaration of Independence quite clearly proclaims: “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.”
Todd’s assertion that Moore “doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written” is in line with the views held by the liberal justices of the Supreme Court. They believe, wrongly, in a “living constitution” — meaning rights aren’t ironclad or inherent. In leftists’ eyes, the government is the facilitator and enforcer of whatever rights it (or jurists) deems citizens are entitled to. Which is totally against what the Founders rightly understood — that we are “are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
As Mark Alexander has written: “The eternal assertion that Liberty for all people is ‘endowed by their Creator’ and is thus ‘unalienable’ should require no defense, because ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident,’ and because the rights of man are irrevocable from the ‘Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.’”
Furthermore, he noted, “Recall that our Declaration’s signers were not of one mind on matters of theology and doctrine. They were Christians, Deists and Agnostics, but they did, however, uniformly declare that the Rights of all people were, are and forever will be innate and unalienable, as established by ‘the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.’ This is not an article of ‘faith.’ It is the assertion that the right to ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,’ while enshrined in our Declaration, is inherent and applicable to all humans of every nation, religion, race and ethnicity, for all time.”
Luckily for Todd, it also applies to lefty propagandists.