Thursday, August 31, 2006
Bush's speech to the American Legion today: really bad
Get a load of this
... we're using every element of national power to confront al Qaeda ...
No you're not.
And here's Bush speaking on behalf of the country
We believe that freedom is a gift from an almighty God, beyond any power on Earth to take away.
Two problems. Some people don't believe in god, and some who do believe in a god don't believe "freedom is a gift" from said deity.
He must have gotten that crazy idea from the Constitution:
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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...
Anonymous, that's not the Constitution.
You're right. My mistake. Declaration of Independence.
Still, it is THE key sentence of the founding document of the United States, which hardly puts Bush out of the mainstream.
It's not surprising that people who hate and scorn the United States also hate and scorn its founding premise.
Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary, Nov. 4 1796
"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen(Muslem),-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
I don't know what your point is. The current "interruption of harmony" between the United States and various Islamic countries has nothing to do with religious opinions and everything to do with acts of mass murder orchestrated by or aided and abetted by the governments of those Islamic countries.
It purposely says "their Creator",leaving it up to the individual citizen to decide whether their creator is Jehovah, Vishnu or the mysterious processes of evolutionary biology.