Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama: The words of a constitutional scholar


It's only words. (courtesy of Gateway Pundit)

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.

For claiming to be a constitutional law professor, Barack Obama failed miserably on the historical facts at his talk this week- the most important speech of his political career:

** The United States
Declaration of Independence is an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776.** The Constitutional Convention began May 25, 1787 and ended September 17, 1787 - though Barry Obama says it ended in the spring of 1787. **

Obama also refers to people who came across the ocean at the convention - hogwash - they were men who were born in America. Only
eight of the 55 delegates were born elsewhere: four (Butler, Fitzsimons, McHenry, and Paterson) in Ireland, two (Davie and Robert Morris) in England, one (Wilson) in Scotland, and one (Hamilton) in the West Indies. **

And, they formed a Republic, not a Democracy.

It is truly sad that his team could not look in a history book and sad that so few knew he had failed to use the facts. (Hat Tip Flag Gazer)
Bonus vid: Barack, where is your outrage?
(hat tip to FReeper Comedylover)