Nancy Pelosi doesn’t know the Constitution from the Declaration of Independence. In a speech Wednesday at The Center for American Progress, she confused the two:
“And so, it was 165 years ago, 165 years ago. Imagine the courage it took for those women to go to Seneca Falls and do what they did there, to even leave home without their husband’s permission, or father’s, or whoever it was. To go to Seneca Falls, and to paraphrase what our founders said in the Constitution of the United States: they said the truths that are self-evident, that every man and woman, that men and women were created equal and that we must go forward in recognition of that.”
References to self-evident truths can be found in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
What she knows about the Second Amendment could fill a thimble:
“We must uphold our oath to ‘protect and defend’ the Constitution and all Americans by expanding background checks and keeping dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands.”
The Constitution must be protected with background checks?
In March 2012, Pelosi blurted out the following confused reading of the Constitution:
“After 100 years of trying, finally we passed health care for all Americans as a right for all — not just a privilege for a few. It honored the vows of our founders: Of life, a healthier life; liberty; the freedom to pursue our own happinesses.”
“We knew what we were doing when we passed this bill. It is ironclad constitutionally. What happens in the courts is another matter but we believe that we’re in pretty good shape going into the court,”
I wonder what George Washington would say to this?
In November 2012, in answer to a question, she said ‘I’m with the 11th Amendment. Is it the 11th Amendment? 14th? Whatever… I’m with the Constitution.’
At least she knows the Amendments are numbered.
She invents Bible verses too. She said this but it’s nowhere to be found in the Bible.
“The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”
Last week, she declared government is god, beginning with her belief that government isn’t growing too big.
She said this of Obamacare:
It will not only do that, it will cut our investments in the future: in education, in biomedical research – the National Institutes of Health has the biblical power to cure.
She is a huge supporter of abortion and said this not so long ago, “As a mother of five children…as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this.” She then went on to talk about the need to protect abortion.
She actually invoked her Catholic faith to promote abortion.