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Lauren Boebert Tries To Quote The Declaration Of Independence And It Doesn’t Go Well

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is the dumbest member of Congress. After all, she had to take the GED high school equivalency exam multiple times before she finally managed to pass it.

On Tuesday, Boebert once again proved her stupidity during a discussion with right-wing agitator Charlie Kirk on his podcast.

The topic was guns and the Second Amendment, which led Kirk to comment, “So Lauren, we’re seeing the gun grabbers going into full gear. Let’s just play a couple pieces of tape here. Um, let’s go to, I haven’t even heard this one yet, Joe Scarborough.”

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough:

“They talk about a freedom that they’ve made up in their own twisted heads because they’ve been, they’ve been whipped into a paranoid frenzy by the NRA for 25 years. You know, now they’re claiming the Second Amendment protects things it just doesn’t protect.”

That led Kirk to ask the Colorado Republican, “Lauren, did we just invent this out of thin air because of a quote, ‘paranoid frenzy?’ Your response.”

Boebert replied:

“Right. This made-up freedom. Uh, I don’t think that defending, uh, one’s life is a made-up freedom. Um, it, it’s right there, um, in the preamble, we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, um, or personal property, whichever rendition or whatever version you want to, uh, go by. Um, but also this is an assault on cops are, are you kidding me?”

The right to personal property? That’s nowhere in the Declaration of Independence, which it seems Boebert was attempting (and failing) to quote.

Here are the “inalienable rights” cited in the preamble to the Declaration:

“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.”

Twitter users gave Boebert an “F” for her version of the preamble.

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Biden Slams Ron DeSantis For Banning Study Of Black History During Speech In Selma: ‘History Matters’

Without even having to mention his name, President Joe Biden excoriated Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis during a speech he gave Sunday during a visit to Selma, Alabama to commemorate “Bloody Sunday.”

Speaking to black leaders, the president brought up that some in the GOP want to ban the teaching of civil rights and black history, including learning about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Some, like DeSantis, even want to censor books from appearing in libraries because they might make some white children feel uncomfortable.

“History matters. I am here as your president. The truth matters. And I understand the other team is trying to hide the truth. No matter how hard some people try, we can’t just choose to learn what we want to know, and not what we should know. We should learn everything. The good, the bad, the truth of who we are as a nation. And everyone should know the truth of Selma.”

The president then reflected on “Bloody Sunday,” which took place in 1965.

“Six hundred believers put faith in action to march across that bridge named after the grand dragon of the KKK. They were on their way to the state capital of Montgomery to claim their fundamental right to vote lain in the bedrock of our Constitution, but stolen by hate and harbored in too many hearts.”

Biden concluded his remarks with a powerful reminder of his thoughts on the brave men and women who marched at Selma and what they had to endure:

“With unflinching courage, foot soldiers marched for justice, marched through the valley of the shadow of death and they feared no evil. The forces of hate can conspire to demise, but they endured. They forced the country to confront the hard truths, and the act to keep the promise of America alive. I was just student up north in the Civil Rights movement. I remember feeling how guilty I was I wasn’t here. How could we all be up there and you’re going through what you went through? Looking at those — I can still picture, I can still picture the troopers with their batons and wands and whips.”

It should be interesting to see if Gov. DeSantis responds to the president’s remarks. If he does, and doubles down on his state’s bans, he can kiss the vote of almost every black person in this country goodbye.

Here’s video of President Biden’s remarks:

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Sean Spicer Thoroughly Disrespects Pearl Harbor Day With A Unforgivable Mistake

For those who know American history, today has special significance: It’s Pearl Harbor Day, which commemorates the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, a day which President Franklin D. Roosevelt said would “live in infamy.”

However, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer confused today with D-Day, and shared his ignorance with the world via Twitter.

“Today is Dday. It only lives in infamy if we remember and share the story of sacrifice with the next generation #DDay.”

D-Day — which celebrates the Allied forces’ invasion of Normandy — a landmark in World War II that eventually led to the surrender of German forces and the end of the war in Europe.

Spicer, it should be noted, later deleted his post and did a mea culpa apology.

But it was far too late and the internet remembers everything, as Spicer found out when reaction began pouring in.

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Lauren Boebert Proves Her Complete Ignorance Of American History With A Columbus Day Tweet

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert made it clear Monday that while she may have managed to pass the GED high school equivalency exam (reportedly after taking it multiple times), she didn’t learn anything when it comes to the subjects of American or world history.

Since it’s Columbus Day, Boebert thought she’d try and make a point about how important Christopher Columbus was to the discovery of America.

A quick Google search (provided Ms. Boebert knows how to use Google and understand the idea of a search engine) would have shown the following:

During four separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands  that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts. But he didn’t reach North America, which, of course, was already inhabited by Native Americans, and he never thought he had found a new continent. You may also remember that it is believed that Norse explorer Leif Erikson  reached Canada perhaps 500 years before Columbus was born, and there are some who believe that Phoenician sailors crossed the Atlantic much earlier than that.

Happy Columbus Day? It’s just another chance for Boebert to prove how stupid she is, as Twitter users quickly reminded her.


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WATCH: Texas Mom Doesn’t Want Kids Learning About Gandhi Because That Would Be ‘Critical Race Theory’

An angry Texas mother told the Texas State Board of Education on Tuesday that she doesn’t think it’s right for first graders to learn about the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi because that would be teaching “CRT” which is also known as Critical Race Theory.

The woman, who identified herself as “Jenna,” began her tirade:

“You refer to our flag, bonnets and mockingbirds as a significant symbol to a Texas community. No, these are emblems of identity and instill pride and connection with our home.”

It would inappropriate to teach children about “the importance of collaborating with various cultures” Jenna continued, because first they need to learn about their own culture:

“This revision wants to teach a first grader who is still putting notes to the tooth fairy under her pillow about following Gandhi’s lead to a peaceful protest. A first grader! CRT is already rampant and baked into our curriculum and we don’t want to be good little global citizens where are borders are considered a military zone.

“It’s a border and it’s good! Teach that. This is the land of the free, home of the brave. Be brave!”

State Board of Education Member Marisa B. Perez-Diaz countered Jenna by noting that she had failed to cite what Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) contain the standards that she was so enraged by:

“Be specific about what you’re talking about so that we understand that you actually have a legitimate concern or it’s not something you’re just hearing and reading and repeating. I guess I want to understand what on the history of how borders were created do you know about?”

That further angered the mother:

“I’m not an expert. I don’t appreciate your, um, belittling. I didn’t come here with a Ph.D. and I didn’t come up here as an educator or somebody on one of these work groups. I’m coming up here as a parent.”

Perez-Diaz reassured Jenna she wasn’t trying to belittle her in any manner:

“You just told our chair that you’d read it somewhere or you heard it, you don’t know. And that is not a belittling. I’m just acknowledging what you have yourself said.

“My point in asking you the question about borders is that is a clear example of why we need the standards the way that they have been written because this country did not always have borders. This country, we’re sitting on stolen land.”

After audience members in attendance applauded the board member’s remarks, she continued:

“That isn’t something that is in the standards. But what is in the standards is understanding our indigenous roots and understanding how indigenous communities have been impacted and those sorts of pieces of our history are very important.

“And so, again, I ask, what do you remember about learning about indigenous histories?”

Jenna was then forced to admit she didn’t learn much in history class when she was a student:

“I don’t remember very much about indigenous histories. I’m sorry I can’t answer your question about what I learned about indigenous communities and the border. I know our border is open right now and thousands are flooding over!”