Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ show, quoted Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate, and thought he was misquoting the U.S. Constitution. Todd said the following:
“First off, he doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written,” Todd said, before playing a clip of Moore referencing what is written in the Declaration.
“Our rights don’t come from government,” Moore said. “They don’t come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God.”
“Now, that’s just a taste of what are very fundamentalist views that have gotten him removed from office twice as Alabama’s chief justice,” Todd said in response.
However, Todd forgot that the Declaration of Independence talks about God-given natural rights, not the U.S. Constitution, which proves Roy Moore’s point.