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Tom DeLay Rewrites History Again, Declaring Even the Founding Fathers Knew God Wrote the Constitution

Earlier this year, Tom DeLay declared the Constitution was written by the divine hand of God,

In an interview with conservative broadcaster Matthew Hagee, DeLay advocated that mixing Christian theology was always God’s plan and claimed the American public has simply forgotten “that God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”

Not surprisingly, the idea of God actually penning America’s founding documents managed to raise a few eyebrows, especially since DeLay, who was convicted of money laundering in 2005, seemed to be using it as a way to to promote a return to political morality through encouraging politicians to ”stand up and be unashamedly a follower of Jesus Christ”

During a Wallbuilders Live broadcast this week, though, DeLay announced his leftist-leaning doubters are simply wrong. He also pointed out he even had proof the founding fathers knew the Constitution was written by God all along.

“Alexander Hamilton himself said that the Declaration and the Constitution were written as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of divinity itself,” DeLay declared on the conservative show this week. “So I’m just quoting him.”

Unfortunately, DeLay probably should have googled the quote first.

If he had, he would have realized that the line he quoted as ‘proof’ was actually penned in 1775, well over a decade before the Constitution was even written.

He may have also learned that since the Constitution had not even been written yet, Hamilton never talks about the Constitution at all in the quote he claimed as ‘proof’. Nor does Hamilton talk about the Declaration of Independence, since it would not be written for a year after his words were published.

For the record, despite DeLay’s seriously misquoted paraphrase, this is what Hamilton really wrote:

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power,” the founding father penned in 1775 in “The Farmer Refuted.”

 

 

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  • msaxie

    ……..and we should listen to Tom DeLay why? Our founding fathers were agnostic at best. Christianit religions as we know it today was basically revived or started In Cane Ridge Ky in 1801.

  • dacr555

    MEN created this nation, MEN wrote the constitution and its based on freedom and the rule of law. So how does he explain the lengths the founding fathers went to for separation of church and state? More republican misinformation!

  • Ronald N. Wall

    Tom Delay is a shining example of the agenda of the Christian right wing. They really don’t care, or at best, do not understand the Constitution. The have no problem lying or distorting the truth if it serves their agenda. These idiots need to removed from any position of power in our governments, local, state and federal.

  • Coolbreeze

    The United States was a result of people trying to escape the religious persecution of the Church of England, it would be pretty Far fetched to believe Tom DeLays supposed “knowledge” of the Constitution.

    • Goforride

      Yes, but he’s fully aware of how stupid his audience is.

  • Ponyhome

    Sure, Tom. That’s why “God” wrote Article 6 into the Constitution, expressly prohibiting any religious test for public office. Seriously, have you even READ the thing, Tom? Or are you just counting on a gullible, Bible-soaked, right-wing public lapping up your every word without bothering to check for themselves?