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It is not uncommon for Progressives to lie, recast history in a manner more of their liking rather that of what actually happened. For example Harvard educated Michelle Obama speaking at a U.S. naturalization ceremony said, “Founders Not Born In America”. Reckon she was she including Obama in that group? In any case, to push the Progressive’s goal of open borders, they are not above lying to us, or to mischaracterizes history.
Is she showed how ignorant/stupid she is, or practicing Joseph Goebbels advice, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Excerpt Via Godfather Politics: Harvard Educated Michelle Obama Says Founders Not Born In America:
Not only didn’t her Harvard and Princeton educations teach her how to feed her children, they apparently didn’t teach her much about American history: “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” she said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”
I’m trying to grasp the meaning of her comments. Is she saying that the founders weren’t born Americans because there was no United States of America in 1776? This can’t be the case since the Declaration of Independence states, “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.” America did not begin with the Declaration. If it did, it would exclude anybody born prior to July 4th 1776 from ever becoming president.
Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America? Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia. John Adams was born in Massarichusetts. Surely she knows this. But maybe not.
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison served as President of the United States. They had to have been born in America in order to qualify for the office.
This is junior high history stuff. Is America’s educational system so bad that the First Lady of the United States does not know that our founders were born in America? Or is it something else? Did anybody blink when she said it?