The blazing constitutional ignorance of Markos Moulitsas, aka “Kos”

March 7, 2012

Last night I was following the Super Tuesday election returns on Twitter, kind of bored, when something amazing happened: Markos Moulitsas, the “Kos” of the progressive Daily Kos web site, decided to lecture conservatives on the Constitution and the derivation of our rights.

As you can imagine, the results were hilarious in their historical illiteracy. The man truly has no concept of the origin of rights under Natural Law, or the differences and relation between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In other words, he was the quintessential progressive.

Do yourself a favor and go read my friend Jimmie’s post deconstructing and lampooning Moulitsas in a way that should have Kos crawling under a rock in embarrassment… if he had any shame at all. He does it far better than I could and, rather than repeat what he wrote, I’ll just point you to it.


PS: Oh, and Markos? If you want, I can recommend some basic US History and Government texts for you. You seem to be in a bit of need, pal…

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

What we believe: natural law

November 7, 2010

Bill Whittle continues his series of video essays on modern American conservatism, this time considering the topic of Natural Law and its distinction from Political Law, and when the former requires us to fight the latter. This has always been an obscure topic for me, even though it’s central to our essence as a nation, as shown by this one sentence in the Declaration of Independence:

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.

Whittle does an excellent job explicating this, and I urge people who want to understand the ideas behind the Founding to watch.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)