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  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s Exemplifies Liberal Ignorance On America’s Heritage

    During a contentious 25-minute debate with Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on Thursday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took his disagreement with Moore’s refusal to adhere to a federal judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage to a whole new level.

    Cuomo argued that federal court decisions on same-sex marriages are binding and thus required the state of Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore disagreed. And that’s when the debate ventured into where our rights originate.

    Moore said that our rights don’t come from man, they are granted to us by our creator. Cuomo repeatedly disagreed, saying that our rights come from man, not from God.

    “Our rights do not come from God, your Honor, and you know that,” Cuomo said. “They come from man… That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”

    “It’s not a matter of faith, sir,” Judge Moore responded. “It’s a matter of organic law, which states, ‘We hold these truths to be held equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ And the only role of government is stated in the next sentence is to secure those rights for us. The government starts taking those rights away from us, then it’s not securing and it is defiling the whole purpose of government.”

    Another ridiculous stance was taken by Cuomo later on in the interview when Justice Moore asked Chris Cuomo if he would have adhered to Dred Scott, which treated black people as inferior to white people, or Plessy v. Ferguson, which established separate but equal as the law of the land.

    Cuomo dodged the question. Justice Moore pressed Cuomo to answer him using the same logic that he used earlier when he said “You follow the law of the land. You follow the law of the land. That’s what our nation is based on.”

    Here’s that part of the interview:

    Nearly 80 percent of Americans identify as Christian. And our founding documents state that we are all equal and that our rights come from our creator, ensuring that no man can take them away. It’s fundamental, then, that man’s government protect those principles. And when government doesn’t, or usurps our God-given rights, well, that’s why there is the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

    Chris Cuomo made himself look small trying to argue otherwise.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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