07 June 2009

Flogging a Dead Horse Department

I notice that somebody signing himself "mandible claw" commenting at the aptly named Moonbattery website managed to get things doubly wrong in a single post. Not only does he quote the often-debunked fake Patrick Henry "religionists" claim (as part of the familiar Christian Nationite notion), but he attributes it to "Patrick Henry, Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution", as though Patrick Henry had supported rather than opposed ratification. "I am sure Barack Obama could set Patrick Henry straight as to the real nature of America, though," mandible claw adds as a parting shot.

Well, here's what Patrick Henry thought of the Constitution:

This Constitution is said to have beautiful features, but when I come to examine these features, sir, they appear to me horribly frightful; among other deformities, it has an awful squinting—it squints towards monarchy; and does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American?

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