They are taking faith and crushing it. Why? Why? When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God-given rights, then what’s left is the French Revolution. What’s left is the government that gives you right, what’s left are no unalienable rights, what’s left is a government that will tell you who you are, what you’ll do and when you’ll do it. What’s left in France became the guillotine. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re a long way from that, but if we do and follow the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith in America, then we are headed down that road.
So Obama is leading us down the road to the conditions of the French Revolution because he is marginalizing faith? What history book is he smoking? Seriously, I'm totally confused.
Whose side does he think he is on, the revolutionaries or the aristocracy?
As bloody as it was, the French Revolution gave rise to the Déclaration des droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen. Notably the rights are based on sovereignty of the people opposing the "divine right" of the monarchy. These were hardly people fighting for "god given rights" they were fighting against a god given monarchy.
The Déclaration des droits does contain one reference to religious freedom. It's a pretty soft "you don't mess with anyone's religion and they won't mess with yours" guarantee.
"No one shall be disquieted on account of his opinions, including his religious views, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law."
Seriously, Rick should actually read a few of the other provisions before he declares himself a French revolutionary. They are pretty left wing. Like this gem.
"A common contribution is essential for the maintenance of the public forces and for the cost of administration. This should be equitably distributed among all the citizens in proportion to their means."
What? Progressive tax rates? That's Socialism, Rick!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Man_and_of_the_Citizen