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Chuck Todd reveals his ignorance of the Constitution – and gets swift backlash

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd claimed that newly nominated Republican Roy Moore didn't believe in the Constitution because he said that our rights come from God and not from government. His reasoning left many scratching their heads. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd claimed that newly nominated Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore was an extremist with views that ran contrary to the Constitution. His reasoning left many scratching their heads.

What did Chuck Todd claim?

In the video from his show Wednesday, Todd says that one of Moore's extremist beliefs is that our rights come from God.

"Roy Moore, where the phrase 'Christian conservative' doesn't even begin to describe him," Todd said, "could very well be your next U.S. senator."

"If you don't understand just how freaked out some folks in the GOP and in the White House are about what that means, then you don't know Roy Moore," he added. "First off, he doesn't appear to believe in the Constitution as it's written."

Todd ran a video of Moore making comments he found questionable.

"Our rights don't come from the government, they don't come from the Bill of Rights, they come from almighty God," said Moore.

"Now that's just a taste of very fundamentalist views that have gotten him removed from office twice as Alabama's chief justice," Todd continued.

Here's the video of Chuck Todd's spurious reasoning:

That doesn't make any sense whatsoever, does it?

No, it doesn't. The notion that our rights don't come from a whim of government but are actually granted by our divine Creator is something that has been accepted widely since the Constitution was written. That  Moore believes this notion is not evidence that he doesn't "believe in the Constitution," but is actually evidence that he fully believes in the Constitution as it was intended to be understood by our founders.

Whatever other questionable comments Moore might have made, Todd chose to criticize him on those that are least questionable, and instead exposed his own ignorance of Constitutional theory.

What was the response?

Todd was mocked widely on social media by those with a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution.

One last thing…
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