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Throwback: Remember When JFK Was a Religious ‘Fundamentalist’?

The words “Christian conservative” and “fundamentalist” are being thrown around to paint people as dangerous extremists. Wasn’t it just the other day that it was still OK to say that people are born with “inalienable rights” from a Creator?

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd said that believing that our rights come from God, not government, meant that you don’t believe in the Constitution. Glenn set the record straight on today’s show, reminding everyone that the Bill of Rights was never about the government giving us freedom. It was intended to outline the sacred rights the government could not violate.

“If our rights come from the government, our founders knew then our rights could be taken away,” Glenn said.

When did the view of our founders and many of our most admired leaders become religious “fundamentalism”?

From President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address:

“The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God (emphasis added).”
This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

VOICE: Roy Moore, where the phrase "Christian conservative" doesn't even begin to describe him could very well be your next US senator. If you don't understand just how freaked out some folks in the G.O.P. and the White House are about what that means, then you don't know Roy Moore. First off, he doesn't appear to believe in the Constitution, as it's written.

VOICE: Our rights don't come from government. They don't come from a Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God.

VOICE: Now, that's just a taste of what are very fundamentalist views that have gotten him removed from office twice as Alabama's chief justice.

GLENN: So I want you to understand: First of all, this is from Meet the Press. This is Chuck Todd. This is not just something that he's just saying. This is something that has been written, put in a teleprompter. Producers have read. Writers have read. Researchers have read. And nobody thought to stop Chuck Todd from making a huge error.

Chuck, you're smarter than this. I don't know how you've been misled. But you are completely wrong. If our rights come from the government, our Founders knew, then our rights could be taken away.

The entire Bill of Rights structure, the amendments to the Constitution are to say, there are many rights out there that come from God. There are many rights that people have. And these are the rights that this the government can never, ever violate.

That's the premise behind the Bill of Rights. It's not saying that the government issues these rights. It's saying these rights belong to the people. And the government can never, ever, ever violate them.

Now, I don't know how this has become a religious fundamental kind of issue. As you call somebody who holds those views a -- a religious fundamentalist, who should be feared, let me share with you the audio of another quote, I guess you would call, religious fundamentalist who explained these rights.

VOICE: For I have brought before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbearers prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forbearers fought are still at issue around the globe. The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

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