This Went Unnoticed: Obama Added Living Wages to the Bill of Rights


The White House issued a presidential proclamation declaring December 15th Bill of Rights Day. That’s very nice except that he added Karl Marx’ living wages to his interpretation of the Bill of Rights. He can never simply talk about the US Bill of Rights without adding propaganda.

By doing that, Mr. Obama is attempting to change the meaning our Founding Fathers ascribed to the document.

The proclamation is fine until it the third paragraph (emphasis mine):

We learned that our Nation, built on the principles of freedom and equality, could not survive half-slave and half-free. We resolved that our daughters must have the same rights, the same chances, and the same freedom to pursue their dreams as our sons, and that if we are truly created equal, then the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Americans with disabilities tore down legal and social barriers; disenfranchised farmworkers united to claim their rights to dignity, fairness, and a living wage; civil rights activists marched, bled, and gave their lives to bring the era of segregation to an end. As we celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights, let us reach for a day when we all may enjoy the basic truths of liberty and equality.

Since when did Thomas Jefferson [correction: James Madison] include a living wage in the Bill of Rights? When Mr. Obama mentions farmworkers, Mr. Obama is referring to people primarily here illegally, also not what the Founders had in mind.

There is nothing in here about entitlements which is what a living wage is:

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It might do Mr. Obama some good if he thought about what the Founders actually did say. For instance, they said taxation without representation is tyranny.

Obama is propagandizing the Bill of Rights to convince the American people that a guarantee of living wages is part of our Constitution.

The right to work hard and have equal opportunity is guaranteed, not entitlements.

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