We've witnessed many instances of incompetence from Democrats within Congress and often it appears to be a race for who could be the one to hold the crown for the least educated.
I last blogged on Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who escaped answering “What causes inflation?”
However, I must give him a huge thumbs up for his latest performance at the “Ignorance Olympics.” He attempted to throw a ball at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. It was an incredible self-own.
DeSantis was speaking about the fundamental principle on the foundation of our government in that we are entitled to natural rights which were not given to us by the government.
“The reason for our schools should be to educate our children rather than to teach our kids about the world around them. […] The goal is to teach them real historical facts. We'll be teaching their students to be truthful. […] They should be aware that our rights come from God, not from the state.”
A portion of the left was shocked when he attempted to speak of “God,” not seeming to realize that we're based on the idea of natural rights, which are inherent rights you are entitled to which do not belong to you through the government. We can see this most famously from the Declaration of Independence, “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.” The Bill of Rights in the Constitution is a further acknowledgement of the fundamental rights.
However, just talking about that fundamental principle today causes people on the left to lose it.
In the end, Swalwell took it a step further when he attempted to take on DeSantis.
“It's not like separation of church & state is in the Bill of Rights or anything,” Swalwell declared.
Oh my! How could he be so deceitful? “Separation of church & state” isn't a part of the Bill of Rights. This is a popular myth propagated by those on both sides, however it's actually a lack of understanding of what is the First Amendment. The First Amendment forbids the establishment of religion, it also guarantees an individual's right to the right to freely exercise their religion. There is no separation clause.
Imagine you're an elected member of Congress but you're not armed with that fundamental understanding of the Constitution which you're supposed to defend. Have you ever had a look at the Constitution? And, to add insult to injury, it appears that he hasn't even read the Declaration of Independence either, because he isn't sure the exact words DeSantis was saying. Perhaps the most important question is: does he believe we have rights that are inalienable and do not have been granted to us by our government? This is what he appears to be asking in his statement.