From the January 2 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
Whaat? How about saying yes or no?
O'REILLY: And finally tonight, the mail -- plenty of letters from kids over the holiday; lots of questions about Kids Are Americans Too, which turned out to be a very hot Christmas gift this season.
Courtney Yong, San Francisco: "Mr. O'Reilly, I really enjoyed 'Kids Are Americans Too' but in the first sentence of Chapter 3 you say the Constitution guarantees 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' Isn't that from the Declaration of Independence?"
Another excellent question, Courtney. The reason the Constitution was forged was to assure new American citizens the right to free life and access to pursue happiness in his or her own way. The Declaration was the statement; the Constitution, the instrument.
Well, yeah Courtney, you're right? In fact the Declaration of Independence it says:
"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."While in O'Reilly's book he says (in the aforementioned Chapter 3):
For openers, the Constitution guarantees all of us, in a famous phrase, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."My question would be, why even bring up a letter that clearly shows an error and then completely sidestep the issue?
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