Sarah Hurwitz — a speechwriter for some of the nations top Democrats, like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Michelle Obama — believes that the “original versions of the Constitution” and Bible are “evil.”
That’s right — “evil.”
On Thursday, during an interview with Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod, Hurwitz called the founding documents and Torah (first five books of the Bible) “an abomination.”
Partial transcript below:
AXELROD: Some of the language is kind of, well, archaic, impenetrable, so how do you derive from that modern meaning?
HURWITZ: Yeah. The Torah, which is the first five books of what Christians call the Old Testament, it’s 2,500 year old. News flash, it’s really old. Constitution, more than 200 years old. If we lived by the original version of the Constitution, that would be evil. It would be an abomination. Same if we lived by the original version of the Torah. You reinterpret it. We amended the Constitution to get rid of slavery, thank God. We amended it to let women vote, thank God. We continue to amend this document. Same with the Torah, right? We have spent 2,500 years reinterpreting, reimagining it, to make it consistent with our moral sensibilities of the time.
Does Hurwitz not know the difference between amendments and reinterpretation? Throughout American history, the Constitution has never been reinterpreted, only amended. The citizens, market, and government of America all abide by the original texts and amendments of the Constitution.
Constitutional reinterpretation would stoke chaos.
Also, there’s no way she’s ever even opened a Bible.
The archaic Old Testament laws aren’t defunct because progressive thought and morality went rampant, but because Jesus Christ fulfilled the hundreds of Old Testament laws, boiling them down to just two: loving the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, strength and loving your neighbor as yourself.
Hurwitz, it’s probably time you gave up writing for a while and started reading.
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