Lauren Boebert Cited A Completely Made Up “Rendition” Of The US Declaration Of Independece To Back Up Her Unhinged Nonsense

Uh... No ma'am.

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It seems Lauren Boebert has resorted to making up her own “rendition” or “version” of the United States Declaration of Independence as she goes now, to back up her increasingly insane, outlandish, unhinged, and frankly dangerous nonsense — much like she does with her good, old fashioned “Christian values.”

Last night, the controversial Colorado Republican congresswoman made an appearance on The Charlie Kirk Show, with ultra-Right-wing Daily Wire host Charlie Kirk, where the pair discussed Americans’ Second Amendment rights amid a flurry of new shootings just this week. But Lauren went even more sideways with her response than we’ve come to expect from her these days — and trust me, we expect a lot of nonsense out of this fool.

“So Lauren, we’re seeing the gun grabbers going into full gear. Let’s just play a couple pieces of tape here. Um, let’s go to, I haven’t even heard this one yet, Joe Scarborough. Uh, let’s go to Cut 52 and you could respond to Morning Joe. Mika and Joe. Play Cut 52,” Kirk said in last night’s episode as he instructed his producers to roll a clip of a March 29th episode of Morning Joe.

In the episode, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says, “They talk about a freedom that they’ve made up in their own twisted heads because they’ve been, they’ve been whipped into a paranoid frenzy by the NRA for 25 years. You know, now they’re claiming the Second Amendment protects things it just doesn’t protect.”

Guest journalist Anand Giridharadas interjected in response, “And their position – let’s be clear – the Republican party today is waging a war on cops, right? Those cops that you saw in that incredible body cam footage, those cops would probably love to be running in on a knife, a knife incident.”

Lauren and Kirk couldn’t wait to express their disagreement.

“Lauren, did we just invent this out of thin air because of a quote, ‘paranoid frenzy?’ Your response,” Kirk said after the MSNBC clip rolled.

“Right. This made-up freedom. Uh, I don’t think that defending, uh, one’s life is a made-up freedom. Um, it, it’s right there, um, in the preamble, we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, um, or personal property, whichever rendition or whatever version you want to, uh, go by,” Boebert fumed. “Um, but also this is an assault on cops are, are you kidding me?”

For the record, this is the Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence, in which you will find absolutely no mention of “personal property” among the outlined “certain inalienable rights”:

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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

As noted by many Twitter users, it seems Boebert may have been confusing Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence with English philosopher John Locke’s 1689 Second Treatise on Government, which does make mention of “life, liberty, and property” and was used as a model by Jefferson when constructing the Declaration of Independence. But as a US congresswoman who regularly attempts to rewrite American history to fit her narrative, no one was giving Boebert a pass on this one:

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You can pull all of the “versions” or “renditions” you want out of your twisted little head, lady. It doesn’t make them true.

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