Chuck Todd’s ‘breathtaking display of ignorance’ about Constitution on display via Twitter

To liberals, the Constitution is like a menu that they get to pick and choose from whenever it serves to help their cause. Aside from their obvious disdain for the entire Second Amendment, the American left has become increasingly hostile to the First. Unless it’s NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem, liberals usually can’t be bothered with free speech rights.

While liberal hostility towards the Constitution isn’t exactly surprising, what might surprise some is just how little they know about the document and its purpose. In fact, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd served up a perfect case study in Constitutional illiteracy during a recent segment, blasting Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for asserting our rights aren’t derived from government.

From Bizpac Review:

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd showed a breathtaking display of ignorance with a clueless assertion about a basic principle of America’s founding.

Todd criticized Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore during “Meet the Press” on Wednesday, claiming the Alabama candidate “doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written” because he said our rights come from God.

The MSNBC host unbelievably told his viewers that “the phrase ‘Christian conservative’ doesn’t even begin to describe” Moore, who “could very well be your next U.S. Senator.”

“If you don’t understand just how freaked out some folks in the GOP and the White House are about what that means, then you don’t know Roy Moore,” Todd continued as he proceeded to completely miss the boat on the Founding Fathers’ intentions. “First off, he doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.”

“Our governments don’t come from government,” Moore said in a video clip that was played in the segment. “They don’t come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God.”

Todd slammed Moore’s “very fundamentalist views.”


Of course, there’s just one problem with Todd’s rant: Moore is 100% correct. As the Founders elaborated upon numerous times in writing, they whole-heartedly believed the rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights were natural. To them, these rights pre-date the existence of government. Far from the government granting them, the founders viewed the government as a protector of already existing — wait for it — God given rights.

Predictably, Todd is clueless about this very basic founding principle, causing Twitter to absolutely slam the liberal pundit:

Clearly, it’s Chuck Todd that doesn’t “believe in the Constitution as written”. If he did, he would take some time to study the principles it was founded upon. At this point, he needs to start at the basics.

[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]

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