Politicians might hate the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and think they’re both outdated and irrelevant documents, but that doesn’t stop them from using them to polish their own image or get elected.
It’s kind of like the Bible. Politicians, especially of the liberal persuasion, all despise the Bible and think it’s “hate literature.” But when they can twist something Jesus said to make it sound like He was a socialist, they’ll praise it and use it to achieve their own ends.
Everyone knows Obama doesn’t care for the life of the unborn. The Supreme Court opined decades ago in its redefinition of personhood that murder is now legal as long as the one being killed is not yet born. And since the Supreme Court’s opinions are actually laws these days, what they say on an individual case goes for the entire country, forever. Liberals defend abortion this way: murder is illegal; abortion is legal; therefore, abortion is not murder. I guess if the Supreme Court ruled that black people weren’t actually people, liberals would celebrate that too. “The Supreme Court said it; I believe it; that settles it.”
In Obama’s July 4th address, he quoted from the Declaration of Independence, saying that we’re all endowed by our Creator with the right to life:
“We remember as well that this is the day when, 239 years ago, our founding patriots declared our independence, proclaiming that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A couple of centuries later, we have made ourselves into a big, bold, dynamic, and diverse country. We are of all races, we come from all places, we practice all faiths, and believe in all sorts of different ideas. But our allegiance to this declaration – this idea – is the creed that binds us together. It’s what, out of many, makes us one.”
Not only are we made up of different races, ethnic origins, and religions, we’re also made up of different ages. The obvious question is, do these unalienable rights that Obama referenced apply to people who are really young, babies who haven’t yet been born? Do they apply to people who are really old or sick? Do they apply to babies who were conceived from a rape or an incestuous relationship?
Or perhaps a child is found to have Down syndrome in the womb, rendering it unwanted by the parents. Does that child have legal recourse to defend itself, or does it not have a “right to life?”