According to former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), "Obamacare, equal pay and President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration are fulfilling the Founding Fathers' vision from the Declaration of Independence." Pelosi honed in on the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" to declare these "legal and executive" steps were in keeping with honoring the vision and vows of our founders. Unfortunately, Nancy left out a few details, along with the "long train of abuses" perpetrated by King George I proving his "government" had become destructive of the unalienable rights endowed to men by their Creator.
In honor of National Equal Pay Day, Pelosi spoke at the Department of Labor saying, "The strength of America is families, and that means empowering moms and dads. It means what we did with the Affordable Care Act."
She went on to say, "Our founders, they said life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Imagine, they put that in a founding document: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So, all of this with health care and all the related issues, equal pay, all of that, give people a life, a healthier life to pursue their happiness."
"The liberty, the freedom, money gives you freedom but liberty to pursue their happiness. So we are honoring the vows of our Founders when we do this. This is what they had in mind that every generation would take responsibility to make the future better for the next."
Shouldn't we call "bull manure" on this? Either that or she has totally lost all intellectual capacity if she ever had any at all from the beginning.
The Declaration of Independence states:
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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …."
First of all, individuals are "endowed by their Creator (God) with certain unalienable rights." Among the unalienable rights given to man by God are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not all unalienable rights are listed in the Declaration of Independence – free speech, self-defense, owning property, etc.; these listed are the main unalienable rights that governments are instituted among men to secure. In the context of the Declaration of Independence, the framers are referring to the unalienable right to live, exist, the "right to life." The unalienable right to liberty is the right to live "free," without being oppressed by overbearing government under whimsical "laws, regulations, and dictates" and by heavy military presence, the right to be treated fairly regardless of status under the law, and to provide for ourselves and our families. The right to pursue happiness is to be able to direct our own lives, deciding what is best for us without interference from others.
The Founders declared that governments are created by men to secure those rights; but, government is only to secure those rights in specific ways that is appropriate for a federal government. Knowing this, the way our Framers wrote the Constitution created the federal government under it, delineating the specific, limited powers of the federal government to be able to secure God-given rights in specific ways. The government is to protect individuals from others who would seek to take away our God-given rights. By following the Constitution, the government fulfills its established role in securing the rights appropriate for government to secure.
There is no way on God's green earth the Framers ever intended for government to control health care. Certainly, the framers never envisioned "empowering" certain groups over others. One can almost bet the framers were supportive of personal responsibility in securing one's own future and protecting freedom and liberty for generations to come – that is the responsibility every generation owes the next in the United States. To make the future better for each generation, freedoms and liberty have to be secured through each generation in order to pass it to the next.
To hear Nancy Pelosi talk, the government gives life, the government gives liberty and the government allows the pursuit of happiness. Her statements echoed that sentiment.
So, all of this with health care and all the related issues, equal pay, all of that give people life, a healthier life to pursue their happiness.
Money gives you freedom.
After stating money gives freedom and each generation is to make the future better for the next, Pelosi called it "The American Dream" and why people are coming to this country. According to Nimwit Nancy, "people flocking to our shores, that invigoration made America the greatest country that has ever existed in the history of the world and will continue to."
Seriously, Nancy? The American Dream was freedom, independence from tyranny. People, in the past, came to America to be free, have freedom and escape tyranny, along with persecution. What made America the greatest country ever and ever to come was freedom, self-government, limiting the power of a centralized government to prevent intrusion into the daily lives of individuals, protecting against mob rule, securing individual rights from not only government intrusion but intrusion from those who "think they know best what's best for everyone else."
Under the premise of "government being the giver and taker" and immigration making America the greatest country ever, Pelosi stated, "That's why we had to fight hard on Homeland Security so that they could not erase what the president did on immigration because that's what America is. Every immigrant who comes here with hopes, dreams, aspirations, courage, determination to make a future better for the next generation honors the values of our founders, they make America more American."
If uninhibited immigration, legal or illegal, or invasion by masses of individuals was the "value of the founders," why in the world would they cite immigration, rules of naturalization and protection from invasion as delegated powers afforded the created federal government to secure our right to life? The founders recognized that to secure certain rights, the government was to protect the people from masses entering this nation unimpeded.
And, let's be honest, those immigrating illegally, aka invading, today do not come to this country "with hopes, dreams, aspirations, courage, and determination to make a future better for the next generation" – those attributes can be attributed to legal immigrants of the past, the present and the future due to the desire for freedom. Illegal alien invaders today come for the government freebies, to drop babies in order to skirt deportation, and send their kids to experience unknown atrocities so the federal government can fetch them up here later. Others actually come with the intent of destroying this nation and killing its people. By supporting illegal, unconstitutional, unilateral action on immigration by the usurper in the White House, Pelosi has basically declared that the "created federal government" is no longer in the business of securing the unalienable rights it was established to protect. Pelosi has told every American it is your responsibility to support those who come here illegally through government assistance – this is what they had in mind that every generation would take responsibility for making the future better for the next.
How can one individual so misconstrue the framer's intent? Well, it seems Piglosi isn't the only one. A comment to an article on CNSnews.com by "Homeland Security Research" proves the point.
The commenter wrote:
You cannot deny she is correct.
You can yell nasty things about Pelosi all you want but she is dead on accurate as to what the founding fathers vision of Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
1) You cannot have life or quality of life without affordable health care.
2) You cannot have liberty if you are discriminated against because of race, sex or religion.
3) You cannot have the pursuit of happiness if you are prevented from climbing the ladder of success and have the financial means to succeed
The FF understood that and anyone claiming that is not what the FF meant has never studied the constitution and writings of the FF.
This same individual in another post also contended that the founding fathers supported social programs citing Article I, Section 8 "providing for the general welfare." Either this person is a troll or they actually believe what they are writing. Based on the susceptibility of some Americans to be brainwashed by those in government who have malicious intent and the loudness of the liberal left, it might be there are plenty who believe what the tripe Pelosi is spewing along with the "Homeland Security Research" commenter.
In looking at the condition of our country, one could say plenty have bought into the misconstrued bile vomited up by Pelosi. It is difficult to counter brainwashing, once it has been so ingrained as the brainwashed are unwilling to face facts. At this point, God help us and those who support, uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution.