It is not as though Nancy Pelosi respects the Constitution, so it should come to no surprise that she could confuse the Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence. Last week the Center for American Progress held an event with Planned Parenthood and SEIU called “Fair Shot” to launch an “new women’s initiative”. When Pelosi spoke at the event last week she was a bit confused.
Via Weekly Standard:
“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.”
It is of course the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution that contains the reference to self-evident truths:
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.
In 2012, Pelosi confused the 11th and 14th Amendments in the Constitution.