Tuesday, May 13, 2008

John McCain gives a speech on the importance of the Constitution, which perhaps he should read first

There is a very clear standard in the Constitution requiring not only just compensation in the use of eminent domain, but also that private property may NOT be taken for "public use."
-John McCain in a speech at Wake Forest University, May 6 2008

...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation
-Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution

I am dying for a president to restore and respect the Constitution. I'm afraid that has to start by reading it.

The gaffe, interestingly enough, has been edited out of the campaign's YouTube post of that particular speech. Unfortunately for them, it's in the C-Span archives (which, be forewarned, have an AWFUL interface). Take a look at the clip. (MUST have pop-ups enabled!)

More excellent work over at Daily Kos.


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