For a Constitutional Scholar- Obama Fails Miserably At History
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”
Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
Senator Barack Obama
A More Perfect Union
In Defense of his G-Damning America Pastor
March 18, 2008
For claiming to be a constitutional law professor, Barack Obama failed miserably on the historical facts at his talk this week- the most important speech of his political career:
** The United States Declaration of Independence is an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776.
** The Constitutional Convention began May 25, 1787 and ended September 17, 1787 – though Barry Obama says it ended in the spring of 1787.
** Obama also refers to people who came across the ocean at the convention – hogwash – they were men who were born in America. Only eight of the 55 delegates were born elsewhere: four (Butler, Fitzsimons, McHenry, and Paterson) in Ireland, two (Davie and Robert Morris) in England, one (Wilson) in Scotland, and one (Hamilton) in the West Indies.
** And, they formed a Republic, not a Democracy.
It is truly sad that his team could not look in a history book and sad that so few knew he had failed to use the facts.
Hat Tip Flag Gazer
You’d think before the media swooned that Obama’s speech was on par with the words of Republican Abe Lincoln, they would have done their research first.