Skip to comments.MSNBC's Touré: For Women and Minorities, 'Our Rights Do Not Come From God or Nature'
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
It’s also an American thing. He wouldn’t understand that either.
Interesting that the ole boy will One Day stand before God and account for his statement.
For those who believe in God, our rights come from God. For those who don’t believe, our rights come from guns.
For Toure it is a perpetual battle of the egos. That’s really sad.
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.
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.
So where does Mr. Toure’ Syndrome think rights come from?
he’d probably say something like “society.”
It's a miracle Leftists don't rupture themselves they try so hard to be stupid.
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
I think that Mr. Touré has a syndrome.
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.
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.
What this idiot doesn’t seem to realize is that if rights originate from men, they can be taken away by men.
I thought a Toure was the latest 2-door from Kia.
MSNBC: the platform for assholes.
Poor Soul, Toure. Must be very sad to go thru life not thinking about God.
HEY TOURE! Your'e an uneducated race-pimp, so STFU!!!
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.
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.
The government is their God.
Were both people who actually watch MSNBC offended?
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.
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.
He thinks their "rights" come from a jar of KY Jelly and midnight trips across the Rio Grande.
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.
This guy is a raving loon.
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.
They don’t think like the rest of us.
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.
and if you don’t believe in God, it certainly helps not to believe that our rights are God given, rather than government permitted.
Then you are subject to the will of tyrants, you great @ssclown.
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.
Its obvious which way the country is headed. God help my kids.
“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”.
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.
I’d like this asshat to define what his or the general population’s rights are.
"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.
I guess if you include his last name he *does* have a syndrome: Tourette’s.
Very bad days are on the way. Newt was right when he said: Romney will only “manage the decline”.
What a freaking maroon.
Definitely a product of liberal upbringing.
That’s what I was thinking.
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.
Mr. Tour' is simply paraphrasing his fellow leftist and mentor, Mao Zedong, who said, "All political power comes from the barrel of a gun."
He started out as a hip-hop music critic.......
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!
Or as Hitler put it, “Might Makes Right.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.