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MSNBC's Touré: For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature'
newsbusters.org ^ | 9-1-2012 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 09/01/2012 3:50:20 PM PDT by servo1969

MSNBC's Touré Neblett Reacts to Ryan's Speech: For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature'

Near the end of his Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan told his audience and the nation that "sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from government."

John Hayward at Human Events noted that MSNBC's Touré Neblett did not handle Ryan's self-evident assertion very well. In fact, Thursday morning, Toure went into a bit of a tirade:

“He loves this line of ‘our rights come from God and nature’, which is so offensive to so much of America,” pontificated the MSNBC personality. “Because for black people, Hispanic people, and women, our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America. They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America. So that line just bothers me to my core.”

One cannot prove it, but it actually seems possible that MSNBC is employing a commentator who may not have know that the source of our rights ("endowed by our Creator") was identified by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence. At a minimum, Neblett is in essence claiming that the recognition of the source of our rights in the Declaration was an irrelevant piety that did nothing for anyone except I suppose the now-dead white men who wrote them.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freepered; msnbc; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; teaparty; tour; toureneblett; tyranny
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Dear Mr. Touré, It's a conservative thing. You wouldn't understand.
1 posted on 09/01/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

It’s also an American thing. He wouldn’t understand that either.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 3:54:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: servo1969

Interesting that the ole boy will One Day stand before God and account for his statement.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 3:55:39 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: servo1969

For those who believe in God, our rights come from God. For those who don’t believe, our rights come from guns.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 3:57:38 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: servo1969

For Toure it is a perpetual battle of the egos. That’s really sad.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: servo1969

6 posted on 09/01/2012 3:58:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: servo1969

This “Toure” idiot is a latecomer to the racist poverty-pimp parade. He’s a Jesse-Al wanna-be playing the same old tired race act many years after it was all used up. Only MSNBC would hire such a racist hack (although I’ve also seen him on CNN). He needs to be told he’s an uneducated race-pimp who should STFU.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 3:59:44 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: servo1969

I think this needs to be clarified for people who may be Atheists. Even if you don’t believe in God at all, your freedom depends upon this idea that your rights come with your being. Otherwise, you are dependent upon some other fallible human being to tell you what you may or may not do and this means that YOU really have no rights at all. Any right that is not part of your very existence, that may be given or taken away is not a real right, rather it is just the opinion and force of some other human being. Seems simple enough.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: servo1969

So where does Mr. Toure’ Syndrome think rights come from?


9 posted on 09/01/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

he’d probably say something like “society.”


10 posted on 09/01/2012 4:02:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: servo1969
I don't know about the so-called “Rights” to special privileges because you bugger boys or dance around in vagina costumes—but Natural Law and God were confirmed over and over by the Founders as the foundations for the real rights listed in the Bill of Rights.

It's a miracle Leftists don't rupture themselves they try so hard to be stupid.

11 posted on 09/01/2012 4:02:33 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Ah, so they are really ‘privileges’ not ‘rights’ and they can be revoked at will by a ruler, bureaucracy or rule of the majority. What could possibly go wrong? /s


12 posted on 09/01/2012 4:05:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: servo1969

I think that Mr. Touré has a syndrome.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 4:05:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: servo1969

When the foundational principles of a nation are not shared by by its citizens, you got problems that an election isn’t going to fix.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 4:06:57 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: servo1969

So I’m guessing that if the government passed a new law saying women and minorities have no rights, he’d have no cause for complaint. Because if government can grant rights it can also take them away.

After all, doesn’t any legislature have the right to repeal its own laws? Of course it does.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 4:07:44 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What this idiot doesn’t seem to realize is that if rights originate from men, they can be taken away by men.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: All

I thought a Toure was the latest 2-door from Kia.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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MSNBC: the platform for assholes.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 4:10:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: servo1969

Poor Soul, Toure. Must be very sad to go thru life not thinking about God.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ozzymandus
He needs to be told he’s an uneducated race-pimp who should STFU.

OK.

HEY TOURE! Your'e an uneducated race-pimp, so STFU!!!

20 posted on 09/01/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: servo1969
Touré, the two-door coupé and one-trick pony racist.
21 posted on 09/01/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: servo1969

Mr Toure, YES they do.

But since you will not acknowledge that you will always be on your knees beggng for your “rights” from others and are entirely dependent on their benevolence.

You CHOOSE to subjugate yourself to bureaucrats and the mob. Some people are just more comfortable in the supplicant position.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: servo1969

Mr. Toure,

Martin Luther King would disagree with you.

It was southern slaveholders, the originators of the Democrat party that would disagree with you.

It was Democrats with the Dred Scott decision, that disagreed with you.

It was Woodrow Wilson and his segregation and his beloved “Birth of a Nation” that disagrees with you.

You are delusional. And your novels suck.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 4:22:42 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: servo1969

The government is their God.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: servo1969

Were both people who actually watch MSNBC offended?


25 posted on 09/01/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Anima Mundi

Kind of hard to persuade atheists that there is an order that transcends the authority of the state. But of course, they all accept the premise because otherwise democracy makes no sense at all.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 4:29:03 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: skeeter

Yup.....the government is their God. And as the demographics keep changing in the USA he & his ilk will be ruling the rest of us with an iron fist ! Bet on it.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 4:31:26 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: servo1969
"For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature"

He thinks their "rights" come from a jar of KY Jelly and midnight trips across the Rio Grande.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 4:31:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: servo1969

Two different questions, Ryan is talking about WHY we have rights, you are talking about HOW these rights are enforced. Yes, God and nature do not enforce rights, it is up to the individual (2nd Amend) and the collective (Bill of Rights, military, local cop)to guard these rights. But the mechanism for protecting your rights is not the source of your rights, otherwise it can simply be turned against you. When people say rights come from God, what they mean is that they come from a higher source than government and cannot be expunged. Even if you are an atheist, you should be in favor of this line.

Constitution 101, geez.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 4:32:06 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: servo1969

This guy is a raving loon.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 4:34:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: servo1969

If rights did not come from God, Mr. Toure would not be offended. His testimony manifests the reaction of somebody who denies God to the existence of something greater than himself, which greatly offends the ignorant mind of the arrogant.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 4:36:08 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: servo1969

They don’t think like the rest of us.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 4:41:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: servo1969; All
"... our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America."

Just because they may not be recognized by a government does not mean they're not natural, God-given rights.

That's totally lost on, Mr. Touré. He declares himself, and all the rest of us, to be subjects.

33 posted on 09/01/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 65 days away.)
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To: servo1969

and if you don’t believe in God, it certainly helps not to believe that our rights are God given, rather than government permitted.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: servo1969

Then you are subject to the will of tyrants, you great @ssclown.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: servo1969

It’s too bad this guy wasn’t born a century ago in Russia. He could have witnessed the Bolshevik revolution and experienced all the joys of life under a government that was the source of all the rights of the people.

What a complete illiterate when it comes to history and government.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 4:51:53 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: LongWayHome

Its obvious which way the country is headed. God help my kids.


37 posted on 09/01/2012 4:58:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: servo1969

“Toure” (and this is the FIRST time I’ve seen his last name given, and I can see why) is the latest in a long line of
go-to pseudo-intellectuals whose “opinions”, in an undying fit of affirmative action, are always solicited by multiple media outlets. I guess it’s because he’s so darn smart! For one thing, he’s dead wrong when he pretends to speak for “black people” and Hispanics especially in his
untested conviction that neither of these groups believe their rights are “God-given”-—has he talked to any lately?
Does he not know about their churches, worship habits, or any of that? And it’s even funnier, and more pathetic when he compartmentalizes those three groups along with women, as though Blacks and Hispanics don’t have any women in their ranks. A total posturing moron.
There is ONE image of Toure Neblett that you always see when
they include it: a glowering menacing pissed-off looking studly type which is meant to convey fear, as if to suggest
“You better listen to me!I could mess you up, honky!”
He’s the tail side of the coin occupied by Cornel West, who of course, is “heads”.


38 posted on 09/01/2012 4:59:54 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: servo1969

Mr. “Niggerization” steps in it again. If you added up the IQ’s of all of the ass clowns that work at MSNBC, you would still come short of a three-digit number.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: servo1969

I’d like this asshat to define what his or the general population’s rights are.


40 posted on 09/01/2012 5:00:40 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks servo1969.
"He loves this line of 'our rights come from God and nature', which is so offensive to so much of America," pontificated the MSNBC personality. "Because for black people, Hispanic people, and women, our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America. They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America. So that line just bothers me to my core."
He's full of sh*t, but I'm reasonable enough to give him the benefit of the doubt and suggest that, if he can't live with it, he should end it all.


41 posted on 09/01/2012 5:02:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SkyDancer

I guess if you include his last name he *does* have a syndrome: Tourette’s.
Toure (Neble)tte’s


42 posted on 09/01/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: skeeter

Very bad days are on the way. Newt was right when he said: Romney will only “manage the decline”.


43 posted on 09/01/2012 5:03:58 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: servo1969

What a freaking maroon.

Definitely a product of liberal upbringing.


44 posted on 09/01/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: supremedoctrine

That’s what I was thinking.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 5:06:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: servo1969

Mr. Toure, our rights DO come from God and nature. That’s basic American philosophy.

The whole idea is, because they come from supernatural sources, they CAN’T be taken away by human ones. If rights came from civil law, then blacks and women WOULD have been without rights until the law was written.

As it stands, they were entitled to those rights but the government deprived them of their natural rights, and needed to be corrected.

So sad logic is a problem for these people.


46 posted on 09/01/2012 5:07:03 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: servo1969
"Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature"

Mr. Tour' is simply paraphrasing his fellow leftist and mentor, Mao Zedong, who said, "All political power comes from the barrel of a gun."

47 posted on 09/01/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: ozzymandus

He started out as a hip-hop music critic.......


48 posted on 09/01/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: servo1969

So, he is actually stating that blacks, minorities, and women are not created equal? And must rely on the government to make them so???

Wow... maybe he should join the Klan.... seems to me he’d fit right in with that way of thinking!


49 posted on 09/01/2012 5:22:33 PM PDT by LMControl
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To: DJ Taylor

Or as Hitler put it, “Might Makes Right.”


50 posted on 09/01/2012 5:25:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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