Michael Flynn proves that he has no idea what the United States Constitution says

Michael Flynn proves that he has no idea what the United States Constitution says
Michael Flynn in October 2012, Wikimedia Commons
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Former National Security Adviser and pardoned convicted felon Michael Flynn on Saturday proudly demonstrated to the world that he has no idea what the United States Constitution says.

Speaking at a campaign rally for Oklahoma MAGA pastor and Republican Senate candidate Jackson Lahmeyer, Flynn incorrectly claimed that “the word ‘Creator’ is in the Constitution four times.”

The Constitution contains no references to a “Creator” or any other higher being of any kind. But the phrase “endowed by their Creator” is included in one founding document – the Declaration of Independence. This is something that an ex-Army lieutenant general would presumably know, considering that they swear an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.

Nevertheless, Flynn, a right-wing conspiracy theorist whose guilty plea to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation cost him his White House job after only 24 days, confidently proclaimed a demonstrably ridiculous falsehood.

“Democracy is always a fragile type,” Flynn said. “You read the Federalist Papers, you read [the Founder’s] writings—because this is all about the people that we’re talking about tonight running for office, and others that are out there—you read all these things, you study the history of this country, you study how it was founded. That’s why the word ‘Creator’ is in the Constitution four times. ‘We are endowed by our Creator.'”

There was more.

“When you go home, look at the Bill of Rights and lay the Ten Commandments right down next to them. Put them right next to each other, and you’ll get a sense of how they developed the Bill of Rights. The rights that the Creator gave us. These are God-given rights; these are not man-given rights,” Flynn continued.

“Then you take two other documents, our Constitution and for those who study the Bible, and you look at those two documents because there’s so much [in common],” Flynn added. “The Constitution and the Bible, those two documents are the fulfillment of the promises in the Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments. That is what gives us our ability to be able to be this free, just unbelievable country that we are.”

Watch below via Right Wing Watch:


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