Throughout history we have seen it repeated time and time again. Tyrants rise to power on the hot air of great oratory. Linguistic gymnastics have been the downfall of many great civilizations and may well be our downfall in America as well. I have seen several news stories here lately that provoked the same reaction from me when I read them. “Come on people, words have meanings…”
In his Presidential Proclamation – Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2014 President Obama said, “Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society. It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens…” Now some may say it is nit-picking, but the Bill of Rights clearly protects and guarantees our unalienable natural RIGHTS as human beings independent of government existence.