Touré: Paul Ryan’s comment that ‘our rights come from God and nature’ is offensive

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The stunning portion of this isn’t that Touré believes Ryan’s remark that ‘our rights come from God and nature’ is offensive, but why he believes it’s offensive:

[Paul Ryan] loves this line of ‘our rights come from God and nature’, which is so offensive to so much of America. 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.

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  • p m

    My core, my core – my poor empty core. What an ass!

    • David Boyes

      my sentiments exactly…. first thing that came out of my mouth … what an ass …

    • Rightstuff1

      Poor toure is such a shallow little wimp. He is not obviously capable of thinking beyond the next cliche.

      Here it is toure, and no toure, you dont get a big letter for your name until you actually grow up. OK here it is. You see, you poor child, if your rights come from government then they can be taken away at any time. Yessiree. Now go ponder that in your core and grow up ya lil wimp.

      • Can we expect anything intelligent coming out of this guy’s mouth? He has been trained by the best leftist brainwashing institutions Soros money can buy.

    • BiscuitCrumbs

      “ASS”…that is his core.

    • Toure fails to recognize that although God and nature gave everyone these rights, it was government that restricted the rights of the offended minorities.

      Logic and facts always interfere with the Left’s ability to think rationally.

      • Our rights aren’t ‘given’ to us. They are there by necessity so that man can survive and flourish. They are man-made.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Just when you thought you heard it all…. what a ridiculous analogy this guy has.

    ” Our rights come from nature and God, not government.” is what paul said…

    I agree with what paul ryan said

    • Mtncougar

      Actually I’ve always found that phrase to be a slippery one. Other than that it underlines “God” in our founder’s vision, wasn’t sure what it’s all about in practical terms.

      I will be unpopular with this, but Toure’s misguided outlook I think needs addressing every time that phrase is used. Otherwise to a lot of people (me included, a diehard conservative) it’s a really great slogan …. but what the heck does it mean in pragmatic terms? That’s a rhetorical question … I’ve figured it out finally but I shouldn’t have had to work so hard at it.

      To Ryan and Romney and all the rest … explain! Every time! Just takes a couple seconds! Toure is NOT alone in his confusion!

      • Nukeman60

        He may not be alone in his confusion (after all, he works at MSNBC), but he is most certainly alone in his own mind. Must be very empty in there. I think I hear an echo.

      • Betsey_Ross

        Explaining was the job of the public school system. Obviously they didn’t do their jobs.

        Trying to think creatively about our founding documents is an exercise in futility. The exercise for anyone who wants to govern America should be, How do I make my ideas work within the framework of the Constitution and Declaration? That is the tough assignment and very few want to work at it.

      • Rightstuff1

        If they come from government vs nature / god then they can be taken away any time the government likes. That’s it. It’s that simple.

        If a government dictates rights then all it takes is for a nice little man named Adolf Hitler or Pol Pot or Barack Obama to come along and say – this is not a person, that is not a person, this person has no rights and can be killed. Maybe I’m reaching putting Obama into the Hitler/pot camp but have you seen his statements about babies that survive abortion? No medicine for them, no love, no right to be protected, in fact kill ’em. Its called infanticide. But that’s what happens when government dictates rights.

      • SineWaveII

        It means that you are born with your rights, they aren’t “given” to you by government or anyone else. Therefore using government to take away someone’s rights is a crime against nature and God and is therefore the highest level of crime. And no legislation can ever change that. Hence no one can ever take your rights away legally. To defend that concept we have the constitution which protects all of our rights. The constitution is supreme over the government not part of it. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work.

      • steprock

        It means you are born with certain rights by virtue of being a human being.

        Before this declaration, the Crown granted you your rights, if you had any at all. The Founders said that no human could do that, but that every human being (both inside and outside America) had fundamental rights. They appealed to a higher authority than the King to say the King was in the wrong.

        Even if you don’t believe in the Creator, the concept still stands.

      • It needs no explanation for those who understand the founding of America. But since so many are being educated in public schools, you make a valid point that Ryan and Romney need to explain this every time they say it.

        Something like:

        “Our rights come from God and nature, not from government. It was God who inspired us to form a union so we can be strong against tyranny across the seas. That union came at a price. Some colonies in the south refused to end slavery, so we had to place in our Constitution our greatest desire to see ALL as equal under the law, so that future generations may obey God’s will and end slavery for good. Through the grace of God, the Republican Party was formed to do just that, as their founding platform defined the end of slavery. Through the grace of God, the United States shed the blood of hundreds of thousands of its patriots so that slavery would end, the union would be strong, and ALL would be equal. The Reconstruction Act affirmed the rights of citizenship to former slaves. They were not granted the right to vote from government. Their right to vote was granted by God and the united states finally recognized that. We saw former slaves serve as great Republican congressmen in the late 1800s until Man intervened through the Democrat Party to shut down their right to vote through poll taxes and literacy tests. The segregation laws from the Democrat Party inserted Man before God, and it was not until Republicans drafted the Civil Rights Act, championed by the great Republican, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that the old Democratic segregation laws were struck down and ALL citizens would have their God given rights returned. This Civil Rights Act DID NOT grant rights to African Americans and women. The Civil Rights Act REPEALED the Democrat segregation laws that were blocking rights granted by God to ALL citizens. The only act of Man in this case was the overturning of another act of Man. Rights always have and always will come from God, and the Republican Party will always remain the guardians of those rights.”

        I rattled that off the top of my head so my facts could use some checking. Also, I tend to ramble, so Romney/Ryan would have to shorten that up a bit 🙂 But I think it could serve as a starting point.

        • p m

          Great post – people need to hear the truth about slavery and the dems. And that’s no ramble, js, that’s a future speech, I sincerely hope! Great.

          • Thanks, p m. I can see Paul Ryan sitting down on a sofa at home in front of a camera and discussing this directly to the people for 5 minutes then posting it on Youtube.

        • p m

          BTW wouldn’t a reasonable person think the 400,000+ dead Union soldiers, who fought for an end to slavery, make today’s reparations industry all the more offensive?

        • Mtncougar

          re Jasper

          “Rights always have and always will come from God, and the Republican Party will always remain the guardians of those rights.”

          Excellent phrase! Worth repeating, so I did.

        • Can I get an Amen for Jasper! Amen! Nicely said.

        • Don

          “since so many are being educated in public schools”.

          Great point. When a large percentage of public school systems in our major cities are being turned over to labor unions, it is easy to see American history and exceptionalism being suppressed. After being asked why the NEA does not represent the best interests of the American students, their president said,”When students start paying union dues, we will represent them accordingly.” As the influence of the labor movement is incorporated into our public schools, the more dim the American Dream becomes.

      • sybilll

        It was the Government that was preventing the God given rights of African Americans.

      • Its not a mere slogan. Our rights come from GOD and nature for a reason….It makes our rights UNTOUCHABLE by man. You dont have to even believe in a God to embrace this .
        They can not be argued away, they cant be diminished When rights come from man and governments, then all you need to do is win an argument to deny this or that rights doesnt exist.
        As for the plight of african americans, ..The notion of rights coming from God and Nature is what delivered the change from system of the government given rights of former empires . Its why slavery ended, its why the civil right movement was sucessful and why Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr was apart of it all

        • p m

          Great – those last 2 sentences especially say it all. Thank you.

      • SaraPFan

        I agree with Betsey. It is not the President and Vice President’s job to educate us. This was never the relationship between government/individual that the founding fathers had in mind. Education starts with educating yourself laying paying someone to educate you. Did he skip American History, Civics and Government classes? I thought journalists take a few government/political science classes. This phrase is in the Declaration of Independence and reinforced in early, historical documents. It’s a sad day when we expect a Vice President has to “explain” the basic tenets of the term “inalienable rights”.

      • Question were you brought up in any religious beliefs, faiths. Because the country was founded on religious freedom and the Declaration on Independence and the Constitution were written by men who where inspired by the teachings of the bible (written by holy men inspired by God) not the (kORAN), so do I need to Explain more?

  • Mr Toure needs to read a dictionary. Look up the difference between GRANTING and SECURING. There is a huge difference.

    • steprock

      Toure’ is a fool if he thinks that Government grants him his rights. He’s a fool anyway, proving it every time he speaks. Being born a human being means he has rights.

  • Slickfoot

    This racist POS is still trying to attain relevance.

    • While supporting the very party that was and is still fighting against civil rights movement, created laws that applied only to blacks – putting them in chain gangs for non existent crimes and continues to keep them on the dem plantation

  • He must be new to the concept of freedom. Government might defend our rights or inhibit them, but they belong to everyone regardless of government’s actions.

  • So what are you implying Tourettes? You’re a servant of the government?

    • p m

      Yes – the state media pays him, ergo, a not so civil servant.

  • As Bugs Bunny would say: “What a Maroon!!!”

  • Who needs SNL- He, Jackson, and NAACP guy should appear on Sharpton and have a discussion much like the old SNL Superfans. Instead, in this skit reality, they would bring up any given conservative political position, and then they would go in a circle each answering “That’s racist!”. That’s has been their only message.

    • Don’t forget Chris Matthews. Affirmative Action requires at least one white guy.

  • Ryan Mobley

    This is not surprising in the least. He’s a liberal hack. Why wouldn’t he believe that rights come from the government?

    If rights come from the government, they are man made. And if they are man made, they can be revoked. When rights are revoked, tyranny creeps in the shadows. Liberalism always leads back to despotism.

  • not surprised because this guy says stuff likes this all the time, but feel sorry for him that he really believes it. He is so oppressed mentally that there is no way out for him.

  • My rights come from God, not Government.

    If we allow government to grant rights… They can also take them away!

    I wonder how that NObamabot manages to dress himself, and tie his laces each day.

  • Scoop, I know you’re posting these “Toure” clips to show us the derangement of the left, but, he’s SOOOOO irrelevant. I’m being serious, here.

    Someone needs to clue Mr Irrelevant in about government when it comes to these groups he mentions.

    Did the Supreme Court (if I recall Social Studies from Grade 6, the SC is one of three branches of our GOVERNMENT, right, Toure?) not UPHOLD LAWS passed by congress (if I recall Social Studies from Grade 6, the congress is one of three branches of our GOVERNMENT, right, Toure?) such as Plessy and Dred Scott? Gee, so glad government was on the right side of THAT, aren’t you, Toure?

    Hey, Toure, it was the PEOPLE of the states (and MOSTLY people of FAITH) that opposed slavery and the government’s attitude toward it.

    What an absolute ass you are, Toure. Why don’t you go back to whatever hole you crawled out of, you troglodyte.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Toure’, I’m thinking you don’t have much of a core!!!! You think women and miniorities come from government? Is that what you said? I don’t even understand that, nor do I care to try and figure out what you mean. What is your role on the “show?”

    • p m

      Chief fool and racist…

      • Army_Pilot1967

        I agree with that!!!!

  • Toure is offensive. And a racist ass.

  • Watchman74

    Big difference rather you believe certain rights come from God or government. Because what the government giveth, the government can also taketh away.

  • CDS in Manitoba

    Oh boy. Could the standards for the on-air people at Microsoft-NBC be any lower?

    We need a Right Scoop TV news channel – now!

    • EdHerold

      Time now to jump on it Scoop…this is a great idea!

    • Broadcast TeeVee is dead, Cable is struggling. The Internet, especially sites like TheRightScoop, that’s my news channel.

      • p m

        Yep – ain’t got no cable, ain’t got no TV. If not for TRS wouldn’t see jerks like this. Thanks TRS, er…I think. (Just kidding.) I agree TRS needs an online tv station.

  • HopeHeFails

    Toure? What I want to know is who is the hot blond chick in the red dress that the cameras went to right at the end of Ryan’s speech as people were clapping?

  • Linky1

    This yahoo needs to brush up on his Constitutional history.

  • It was the church in England and the US that led the charge and kept the pressure on to end slavery and treat all men equally. It is all men are created equal by God Himself is why America fought and fights racism. Is he really this ignorant that the desire to be free comes from God (of if you prefer Nature?)

    • kong1967

      “Is he really this ignorant that the desire to be free comes from God (of if you prefer Nature?)”


    • he needs it to be from the government so he can play the race card and not ever actually have to produce anything worth a damn.

  • las1

    Once pure water is befouled it’s not drinkable.

    What’s really dispiriting in America presently are the millions who will drink koolaid from this fool. What the hell is wrong with people?

    He’s a racialist in the truest sense of Farakhan and James Cone and Jeremiah Wright. The poor idiot is unable to recognize basic truths. How can he be so stupid and still breathe? Identity politics most vile.

  • Sidemeat

    As time goes on, I’m predicting a growing audience for MSNBC. Not because their reporting is good, but because it has become extremely comical. It will be fun to watch them squirm and become apoplectic as conservatives succeed.

  • poljunkie

    Toure’ lets face it, you dont like Paul Ryan, and you are never going to like anything he says, or does. SO STOP WATCHING HIM.

    • PhillyCon

      Exactly. Why is it shocking that Maureen Dowd doesn’t like the convention? Or Chris Matthews? Or the NYT? Why is this news?

  • HopeHeFails

    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

    Toure’, those rights were formally recognized because of Republicans… Democrats were obstructing the legislation until they were finally beaten down.

    • kong1967

      Uh oh. You mentioned facts…..which is like talking French to a liberal.

  • Toure ..youre so irrelevant . Offensive is how you make yourself important to yourself..your a pathetic little boy.

  • brendawatkins

    That was a HUGE smack in the face to God. I don’t want to be anywhere near this guy when God’s wrath falls.

    • MiketheMarine

      I hope he likes warm places.

  • mustango


    Toure believes God gives rights to white people that He doesn’t give to minorities?

    Toure believes God is racist???

    I knew Toure was messed up in the head in so many ways but geez!! To actually denounce God as a racist oppressor! WTF Toure!!

    • MiketheMarine

      I just hope he tells Sadam I said hello when he arrives.

    • That’s an excellent point.

    • steprock

      Good call. Yeah, there’s no cure for stupid.

    • Bucketheadbaptist

      My guess here is that Toure may be pushing more on the issue of Homosexuality… And that is where his real problem of “rights” from God being… Or not being.

    • sDee

      “There you go again”. Doncha be tying to use any reasoning and logic here. Leftists use false assertions instead…..and here is Toure’s : “They were not recognized by the natural order of America”

      Here is how it works…. imagine you were a marxist/progressive donkey sitting around in the 60’s and 70’s figuring out how to give yourself the ultimate power to control the rights of the citizens. What do you do? Why create a crisis of course.

      Then you and the media convince America that the cause for all the racial hatred and injustice you stirred up, was because the Founders’ notion of inalienable rights was only meant for white folks (they were all white, ya know). Then all the angry black folks and guilty white folks give to you power to grant special rights to black folks and take them away from white folks. Wow it worked! – who’da thunk Americans would fall for it?

      Why stop there? Lets stir up some more trouble then convince Americans that women have long been oppressed because the Founders notion of inalienable rights was only meant for men (they were all men, ya know). Then all the angry women and guilty men give to you power to grant special rights to women and take them away from men. Wow it worked again! – who’da thunk Americans would fall for it twice?

      Rinse and repeat for “hispaincs” (the Founders only spoke English, ya know), and then for gays (the Founders were all straight, ya know?), and pretty soon you’ve got yourself a damn fine portfolio of special rights granted by man, not God, and a whole country full of Toure’s and Sandra Flukes “votin for a livin”.

    • Ask him if “black Jesus” was a racist. I wonder what he’d say.

  • Toure, your rights DO come from the creator, from nature if you will. Government’s role is NOT to GRANT you rights or to determine what your rights are, but rather to PROTECT and guarantee the natural rights you are born with.

    • PhillyCon

      Nicely said.

  • MiketheMarine

    Hey, if Maobama had a son, he’d look like this pinhead.

    • kong1967

      Since we don’t really know who Obama’s father is, Toure’ really could be Obama’s son. They sure think alike.

    • Already sounds like him.

  • Amy

    What an ignorant ass. By trying to pin racism on all conservatives, he’s showing what a racist pig he really is.

    God created all men equal. My rights don’t come from some caucasion form of government.

    He’s, in essence, lowering his own self worth by saying he has no rights but what some white guy in .gov gives him.

    Ignorant & dangerous.

    • I’m sure the idea of rights coming from government would sit really well for those who escaped from countries with totalitarian governments and came to the U.S.

  • BlackChips

    What a douchecycle. Really.

  • SunnyJS

    Son, it appears in the documents as a way for it to be recorded forever in the rule of law of this country. It went without saying that God knew this, men of other color took longer since they are not God and not perfect…you’ll note that we all breathe, in/out and yet…it’s not covered in the constitution. You are looking the gift horse in the mouth, and punching it. Put down your grievance and scarcity mentality and welcome abundance.

    • kong1967

      “You are looking the gift horse in the mouth, and punching it.”

      Well said.

  • donmoffet

    This guy can’t help himself…he just has to act like a jerk.

    • p m

      Agree, but don’t think it’s an act, just his precious self.

  • sDee

    “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”

    In many ways we have brought the idiocy of this man upon ourselves. We did indeed allow our government to violate this most essential founding principle of our Nation by allowing them to assume the power to grant rights …

    to blacks, not given to whites and asians
    to women, not given to men
    to gays, not given to straights
    to hispanics, not given to scandinavians

    • KenInMontana

      We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;

      FIFY. 😉

  • WOW. That thought is almost sophisticated enough to be the concocted by a 5 year old. After all, “God and Nature” equals “the “natural” order of America”, by ANY objectively reasonable and rational standard. Brilliant Toure! Just Brilliant!

  • Toure, the fact that your face is on TV I find offensive.

    @SECupp… what has happened to you? Smack the crap out of him!

    • poljunkie

      Toure, the fact that your face is on TV I find offensive.

      You and me both. AND my husband, and my son, and my mother, and my brother, and my….

  • las1

    Every time Toure opens his mouth I half expect to hear this:

    “This one time at band camp… I learned our rights… they come from government…”

  • Philo Beddoe

    “They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America”.

    Come from the govt? So we then give amnesty to the latino’s and THEY will just vote in marxism

    Hey Toure’, ever hear of the Night of the Long Knives?

  • Don

    Tour’e is living proof that liberalism is definitely a mental disorder. Try yo imagine the type of person who would consider anything this lifeform says. He fits in perfect with the rest of the mentally challenged loons on MSNBC (mentally sick national bigotry corporation). They are what they are. Their ratings are so low, even their immediate families refuse to watch.

  • kong1967

    He doesn’t get it. Those rights come from G-d, which is another way of reminding us that politicians can’t take those rights away from us because they aren’t theirs to take away. Of course government can forcefully take those rights away, but when people realize that our Constitution is set up to make people realize that government was not given the power to deny us those rights they will fight to prevent it. It was the belief that those rights come from G-d that has gotten our naton to overcome the indignities and attrocities that were forced on people. Government was not given the right to do those things, and we eventually succeeded in forcing government to grant those rights they were not given permission to take.

    Maybe someone can explain it better or add on.

  • This comes as no surprise. This is the line leftists use to keep blacks on the Democrat plantation. If they recognize the truth of what our Founders said, what so many died to accomplish in the Civil War, what was fought and corrupted by racist Democrats, that ‘Our rights come from nature and God’, they no longer have the stranglehold of fear that their rights might be removed.

    It’s just like a mafia protection racket. “The law? Listen, somebody is always going to ‘protect’ this block, and we’re your best bet.”

  • PhillyCon

    I don’t get this guy’s “reasoning.” If rights come from government; then what about the pre-Civil War government denying rights to women and AA’s?

    What does he have to say about it then?

    This is undercurrent of liberal thought; government is Santa Claus with endless “goodies” to give out (i.e. “rights” social programs, contraception etc).

    It also reminds me of Marxist thought, where the state was the end all be all of life. Looks like the state is to be worshipped according to Toure.

  • Did Toure attend schools in America? Did the schools have history books? or history 101…oh wait…he is really young…perhaps, Exploring American History version 1.0

    JULY 4, 1776

    Declaration of Independence: An exerpt

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

  • So he hates the founding principles of our nation? Shocker.

  • Rocco11

    They trotted out Toure the race pimp again? Yawn..

  • The name “Toure” reminds me of another French-sounding word: “douche.”

    • Oh Ms thank YOU! You kept my laugh going! Sometimes a good belly laugh is a curative for a sh!tty day. XOXO

  • crashman1a

    Why does anyone even listen to this moron?

  • crashman1a

    who is this fool?

    • He is a typical leftist Obamaton you would find at any lefty media outlet.

  • Haywoodjbl

    This guys just needs to crawl back under whatever rock he came from. His “niggerish” comment was so disgusting.

    What is he even doing on here?

  • This guy is awesomely dumb.

    • sDee

      We like to call it “Affirmative Action”

  • LMAO! Product of the modern Liberal-Industrial education system. BWAHAHAHA. This guy’s talking point is so stupid its impossible to deconstruct it without loosing IQ! Oh man, thats some good laughing right there! (Wiping laugh tears)

  • Rshill7

    Has anyone noticed that since buc, buc, buc, buc, Barawk(!) became Pwesident, that these loons have been inching ever further out of the commie closet? I have and certainly realize, you dear people have too.

    As one of the speakers during this convention said, a people whose rights come from government can have those rights taken from that same government. This media outlet, among others are actually trying to coax us into Marxism. They are trying to brainwash us as they have been brainwashed.

    We recognize it as the height of imbecility, and the depths of human despair, but they either can’t see it, can’t fathom it, or are evil to the core. Which is it?

    How will they escape the results of what they preach? How will their kids escape it? Have they been promised some special armband or red star they can wear on their numbered overalls? Do they get to pass that band or star on to their kids, or are they just so gullible, so stupid, so bereft of common sense and wisdom, that they will believe, not only a lie, not only a failed ideology, but will believe those suicidal enough to espouse it to one and all?

    Nothing surprises me anymore. I really don’t think O’ will be surprised either when Americans reject him and that ideology from coast to coast, and he is toast to toast.

    • poljunkie

      Obama has divided this country that is for sure.

  • 27Words

    This Toure’ has SO many misguided stances on issues, yet MSNBC trots him out has the voice of black America…

    [Paul Ryan] loves this line of ‘our rights come from God and nature’, which is so offensive to so much of America. 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.

    What he does NOT understand is that it was the GOVERNMENT that TOOK his rights away… that men, through GOVERNMENT ALLOWED slavery to happen. In that, MEN and GOVERNMENT FAILED.

    The freedom comes 1st and is inherent, the creation to gov’t to protect that freedom comes second. It may be a nuance, but it is a very important mindset to cherish if one wishes to protect oneself from overreaching government.
    It goes along with the saying about those who would give up some amount of freedom for security, deserve neither….

    I would love to see Newt sitting in the chair next to this misguided soul on one of the Sunday talk shows!

  • 12grace

    It seems Touré thinks he knows more than G-d.

    Apply this to 2012

    As the November 2008 Presidential Election approaches, the Bible (as well as American history) offers sound counsel to people of faith to help determine their selection for President.

  • Well, he better hope government doesn’t decide to take them away. Dunce!

  • I find Mitt Romney calling himself a christian offensive

  • Sober_Thinking

    Pray for this lost waste of skin… he has no love in his heart and no hope for his soul. The sad thing is that they keep putting a mic in front of him, thus reliving the depravity and emptiness that he represents. He’s a first class imbecile and only God can lift him out of his racism and ignorance.

  • crashman1a

    This fool is blind to his rights being taken from him via Obamacare

  • shield1

    Is this man capable of only one thought? He just has to inject -race- into everything. This is desperation because he knows Ryans speech was phenomenal!

  • louisiana_mom

    As a woman, I find Toure offensive! My rights come from God not the government or any other human created organization!!!

    • sDee

      Which is why we did not need the Equal Rights Amendment. We just have not learned that every time we let politicians touch the Constitution, we give up more freedom to them.

  • steprock

    YOU ARE FULL OF CRAP, you arrogant punk!

    You are a human being and your rights come from God. Humans chose not to recognize this in your ancestors. Crying out loud, listen to MLK!!! Read the Declaration of Independence!!!

    There were Founders in the USA who had anti-slavery rhetoric in the original language. Oh, there’s no cure for stupid. You can’t talk to this guy.

  • Orangeone

    Time for this slime to be shipped to Iran where he can experience rights given by government. Better yet, ship him to Africa where blacks have rights, to what, who knows.

  • badbadlibs

    He has a core? Well, maybe he does, I would say from his constant vile remarks that core is filled with hate.
    He lives a fantastic lifestyle, fame, fortune, good health and yet he whines about this country that afforded him what he lives. It affords him the opportunities and success percisely because our nation’s founding fathers understood where all blessings flow…so much so they flow today and this db benefits.
    He’s an ingrate and an ignoramous.

  • the laws he speaks of stopped MAN, often in the guise of the GOVERNMENT, from infringing on the rights he was born with.
    good MEN died to make sure he can have those rights other MEN wanted to infringe on.

    screw it, as far as I am concerned now they wasted their lives in the 1860’s.

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    This should make the idiot’s head blow up. Women have had the power of choice since the beginning of time. As long as that choice happens before conception.

  • capelady

    I think there are many blacks and women who will disagree with him… just consider the speeches given by Mia Love and Condi Rice this week!

  • Sometimes people forget that “our rights come from nature and God, not from government” were fought for and won under the leadership of the Republican President Abraham Lincoln. They forget (or never even learned) that many of the U.S. Congressmen from Texas were black Republicans. They forget it was the Democrats that fought to keep blacks not only as slaves but also out of Congress – until they needed them to help get Democrats back in power. They keep them in line by keeping them in poverty and in bondage with entitlements. Republicans prefer to help them stand on their own two feet and join not only the “party of the rich” but the life of the rich and powerful. Did you see the black Republican Mayor Mia Love running for U.S. Congress speak on Tuesday night or was that one of the speeches you missed by the MSNBC black Republican blackout?

  • Touré are rights do come from GOD not from our government but from GOD I got four simple words for Touré ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WordsFailMe

    So it true, Toure is a gerbil.

  • I am not sure about the idea that our rights come from nature. Where is that from? The DoI unless I am forgetting something credits our unalienable rights solely to our Creator and it is because of who He is that we are all created equal.

    So, in one respect I do wonder exactly what Ryan means that we get rights from nature. Exactly what does nature give to me that is a right?

    • think natural born.

    • Mtncougar

      Nature…. No human is born liking to be bossed around, or restrictively confined (see any two-year-olds lately?) or treated unfairly.

      Human nature, created by God.

      • Thanks for your help on this. I too pulled up the DofI and read it, trying to get to the bottom of it. The first paragraph does not speak of any rights given to man but because of nature and nature’s God, that we are in need of giving a defense as to why we are going to be in rebellion.

        When I do hear about where our rights come from, I automatically go to the second paragraph, that has already been quoted on this thread that ties the unalienable rights not to nature but to the Creator.

        I do agree though that Ryan may be thinking of the connection not of nature to man but because man is created by God, naturally he has rights. It would seem different than to state that nature gives rights to an individual where nature is an object.

        Again, I deeply appreciate your work on this. It surely is not easy and needs to be clarified better.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Rights come from God, indeed. God created order in nature, and rights come from Him, not from His creation. There is no such thing as “mother nature”.

      I’m thinking Paul Ryan might have based his statement on this:
      ( quote source)

      “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”
      Benjamin Franklin

      • Thanks for the work on this. I am sick of those who want to argue for the idea that our rights miraculously came upon us by some magic. Yet, if you deny the creator, then you must come up with something to address this issue. One does wonder how an atheist can articulate such an argument without calling the Founding Fathers, “stupid, close minded….”

        Though Franklin has many interesting sayings, I personally would never quote him for this endeavor. The DofI would seem to be the best.

        As mention above, I do not see the “rights” being talked of directly in the first paragraph of the DofI. However, this may have been what Jefferson was thinking when he moved to the second paragraph tying the knot between Creator and unalienable rights.

        Thanks again for your effort. I appreciate it.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Puritan- please look at the article 911 infidel posted and the one cited in my response:

          I still wish Locke would have not worded everything he said in the way he did, but at least he explained what he meant by his terminology (posted in my reply).

          It may be John Locke was the influence on both Jefferson and Franklin in what they said. Prior to what MtCougar brought up and 911Infidel, my guess had been that Benjamin Franklin was who Ryan was basing his statement on because I had seen him say God and nature in the above quote.

  • Major914

    “…So that line just bothers me to my core.”

    I bet Toure’s got a hollow core, eh?

  • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  • RocklinConservative

    This is how he has to explain his inexplicable position against the right and religion in general. To say that G*d didn’t give him his rights but governement did? Are you effing kidding me? It was MAN who enslaved people NOT G*d !!! And last I checked most governments are made up by man.

    So, by giving that much power to man, isn’t he just enslaving himself?????

  • golfmax13

    Is this guy really famous enough to be known by only one name? Toure? I’m gonna start calling him by his full name, Toure Neblett. Neblett. That has a nice ring.

  • Hey Tourgay, stfu and get out of the way the adults are here.

  • Sweet, more msnbs gay foreigners from socialist nations telling Americans what to do.

  • Shelama

    From nature, maybe, but not from god (or God). Evolution gave us empathy, cooperative social living, altruism, a sense of fairness and intelligence. All that is needed to develop systematic morals and ethics and the precepts of secular humanism.

    So as long as you call evolution and natural selection “god” then thank and credit it all you want.

  • 911Infidel

    Tourette (or is it toilette?) is a knucklehead. Listen, if you watch MSDNC too much its like some kind of toxic poison. Eventually brain damage sets in.

  • Rational thought is just too difficult for racists.

  • tekknowledgey

    The reason Toure does not think rights come from nature and God is because he is as gay as a man can get. His life style is “unnatural” so rights cannot come from nature to him.
    As a person who is an anti-God atheist, he cannot accept that rights come from God. His only choice left is that “his rights” have to come from “his” God-hating perverted mind.

    • Mtncougar

      Let me speak for those who don’t believe that being gay is a perversion. I will not argue the point. I will simply say that not you do NOT speak for me … and many many other conservatives I know.

      • sDee

        Can I speak for myself, having lived in the Castro District, that liberalism in American has done everything they could to make it one?

        • Mtncougar

          Can’t argue with that. Liberalism has created a LOT of heterosexual perversion as well. Not defending everything.

  • SurfinCowboy

    His own party WAS the party of slavery. They voted in less percentages than the Republicans did for the 64 civil rights act, it was the Republicans who added those Amendments to the Constitution to try and stop the racist Democrats. It was Democrats who turned on the hoses and released the hounds in the 50s and 60s.

    Sorry pal, you are looking at the wrong things. Our rights “come from Nature or God” because then NO government of MAN can take them away!!

    Such a sad little tool.

  • Right Scoop I love most of your stuff…but PLEASE ENOUGH WITH TORRE…the man is a SCUZZBALL and totally and utterly IRRELEVANT!! WHO THE BLOODY BACK SIDE OF A PIG cares what this man or inhumanoid has to say???? WHO???? We know he lives on URANUS! He deserves NOTHING and NO ATTENTION!! This little leaping lizard is as hateful and deceitful as they come. If I had a debate with this whimp in a cheap suit I would tear him apart with not one ounce of Mercy. CAN WE SAY UNSTOPPABLE FREIGHT TRAIN!! He would be laid like cheap metal track when I was done with him….I detest evil and hateful people like this…that spew venom like a snake….

    This man hates God and clearly loves Obama….maybe he is Obama’s heshe on weekends!

    But please stop posting his vile….he deserves nothing but to ignored for the horror with a hernia he is!

  • DCWisky

    OK Toure, if government grants your rights, why wasn’t it the right of the oppressed slaves to be enslaved and the right of the whites to be slave owners? What made being enslaved a violation of blacks’ rights if the government said it was ok? The fact is, the government didn’t grant the right to live without being enslaved or even take away rights, it failed to defend the natural rights of black men from being impinged upon by slave owners.

    Paul Ryan is talking about the basic job of the government. It is defining the common ground on which both liberals and conservatives stand. Being offended by something as inherently true as the idea of natural rights makes you look like an idiot trying to pick a fight.

  • NanNJ

    Guess whose picture is under the defintion of Offensive in the dictionary??? Yes, that would
    be the repulsive Toure. What the heck kind of handle is Toure? It sounds like the latest boy band or fashion model. Toure, oh he is so chic. Gag.

  • NJK

    You dear ignorant fool, you don’t speak for alll blacks, Hispanics, or women. I would be insulted to have you speak for me. So, in this mental midgets mind , having the govt. give you your rights like they do in North Korea, Iran, or China is a better thing. I think we should buy this moron a one way ticket to one of these places, he needs to be taught a lesson.

  • Schmuck!!!

  • Landscaper

    God gave us the right to choose from good and evil. I’ve screwed that up plenty, but with age comes wisdom.

  • Why is this Turde guy even relevant . . . . I mean who cares WTF he thinks!!
    His credentials are what!!!

  • pslinger

    Touré, you are a racist. Just as much as any good ol’ boy from the Old South. And as far as speaking for people of color, you’re a first-class hypocrite, because the ideology you embrace is the single biggest obstacle to the success and freedom of the very people of color you claim to represent. You and race-baiters like you, are “The Man” who keeps your own people down!

  • I don’t think Dr. Martin Luther King would agree with him. If anything it was the government that took away your constitutional and god given rights.

  • ArizonaPaul

    Well, at least he’s showing his true colors.To the left the Declaration of Independence is offensive. We conservatives want the liberals, progressives (should really be called “regressives”, the left in general, to say whatever they want. I only wish Obama would be honest with everyone about what he thinks and feels.I know, that will never happens unless he becomes “Dear Leader” like I think he would like to become someday.

  • PFFV

    Liberals are offended by everything conservative but not offended by killing unborn and unwanted (failed abortions) newborn babies.

    *They are offended if we ask for picture ID to verify who is voting before casting a vote.

    *They are offended if we try to stop fraudulent election tactics.

    *They are offended if parents choose to have a baby with birth defects.

    *They are offended that I have the right to protect/defend my family and my property with firearms.

    *They are offended that a few conservative voices ruin their grand socialist plans and do all they can to silence them, they are offended by free (conservative) speech.

    *They are offended if anyone wants to cut governments size/scope or spending of taxpayers dollars.

    I am offended that these people have any say in our process at all. Help me vote everyone of these traitorous bastards out of office A.S.A.P!

  • 911Infidel

    Those who never studied the concept of Natural Law might want to read John Locke’s Second Treatise On Government. Or they can read this article for the short version:

  • TLaMana

    I think he is niggerizing the issue.

    • James1754

      There is no need to lower yourself to his level of stupidity.

      • TLaMana

        Sarcasm, it’s a gift.

  • Landscaper

    Imagine his face when he dies and meets god. Thats a meeting he will regret.

  • I would submit that Tour’e and those who share the view that their “rights” come from government and not from our Creator, aren’t guaranteed the rights of the Constitution, being that our Creator is the Guarantor.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed….No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”
    Noah Webster

    “The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.”
    Noah Webster

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Government is not the source of our rights, God is.

      “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”
      Patrick Henry

      “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.”
      President James Madison (1751-1836) speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

      “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
      Thomas Paine

      (quotes source:

      • The quote from Patrick Henry, “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.” Is so right on that it is scary. I see where we are at and Henry’s words become prophetically accurate.

        We no longer teach the Christian worldview and have rejected God. Now, we are just voting for the better tyrant to run our government. May the Lord have mercy on us, once again pouring out His Spirit, calling to Himself groups of men and women from this great nation, instilling within them, a great, holy fear.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Like to that last part!!!

  • 1mathteacher

    A right, by definition, is something that law cannot take away (and therefore cannot grant). [I’m talking about basic human rights like freedom, not like contractual rights] If law could grant rights, then people couldn’t say “give me my rights!” because the fact that the law didn’t allow something would mean that thing was not a right. The very fact that people can say, “I am supposed to have this right, and it is being denied,” ought to tell us that the right comes from something outside government.

    Government can deny rights, or government can make it a crime to deny rights, but I don’t see how government can create rights.

    I’m sure I didn’t say that as eloquently as it should be said, but there it is.

  • This dude is always being racially offended by something the Republicans do. He is so obsessed with race, he sees racial greivance as a natural right handed down by God.

  • I feel sorry for all people that believe their rights come from a body of men, namely government, To Toure, I hope you reconsider before the day when those men, your benign government masters comes knocking on your door to take back those rights that they so generously bestowed on you. My rights come from God. My rights existed before the establishment of governments:In fact governments were established precisely because of the precondition that is my inalienable rights in order to protect and preserve those rights. Among those rights are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Only GOD has the right to take those rights from me.

  • Idiot! What a galactic-wide disconnect from the Truth!

  • Chevypowered

    I know with so many comments this must have been said already so I will just reiterate.

    If the government can give it to you, they can take it from you as well.
    What God gives you can never be taken away, but in Toure case it can be surrendered with a smile and a welfare check.

  • James1754

    So if his rights come from the government, then his rights can be taken away by the government. This is a fool talking. He has no understanding of history and where we came from so how can he know where we are going.

  • StrangernFiction

    Liberals. Are. Mentally. Ill.

    • James1754

      No just stupid.

      • StrangernFiction

        Mentally ill, breathtakingly stupid, it’s all the same to me.

        • James1754

          There is a difference. I know some very smart, intelligent liberals, they are misinformed well meaning people. To belittle someone by calling them mentally ill, loses the argument.

          • Mtncougar

            Try “gullible.” Not saying that as a put-down. Pointing it out as a truth.

            think about it

  • 2hairs

    This A__hole is offenive. What an out right idiot.

  • What’s a “Touré?”

  • m0r0

    ignorance held at lofty heights.
    what a moroooooon

  • B-Funk

    His elevator doesn’t quite reach the highest floor…

  • Guest

    Tourés ‘core’ is an enemy to humanity, just as his father is. For a vaudeville clown and empty shell of a person he is playing his role well – the next Al Sharpton.

  • Orangeone

    Hey twit mouthpiece, where are the reparations for women? We were property long before and long after “slavery”. Or don’t you care about women? Get a life and a real job twit. Women raise themselves up by the bootstraps (except the composite Julias of course), build businesses, raise children and take care of their aging parents.

  • chatterbox365

    Douché couldn’t let Juan Williams steal his thunder. I’m sure KKK Byrd was the first legislator to pave the way for the civil rights movement.

  • What a scum sucking rat bastard he is.

  • d00mie

    The fact that this shill is legitimized by the media bothers me to my core.

    • OldDan

      Are you referring to the same media who legitimizes Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?

  • dane7902

    Toure, Toure, Toure… don’t you understand? Government is the very reason the slaves didn’t have rights in the first place! When we rely on government to give us our rights, they will do with them as they see fit! Did the blacks of civil war, and the civil rights movement depend on government for their rights? NO!!! They stood up for the rights they knew they were entitled too under God and Nature’s law. It is only under this premise that their movement had the power to succeed. Martin Luther King Jr said so himself:
    “You know my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression … If we are wrong, the Supreme Court of this nation is wrong. If we are wrong, the Constitution of the United States is wrong. And if we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to Earth. If we are wrong, justice is a lie, love has no meaning. And we are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until “justice runs down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

    He also said this in a letter:
    “A just law is a manmade code that squares with the moral law or the law of God… An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”

    In this letter, King also argued that the God-given moral law that demanded equal rights for African Americans was the same God-given moral law on which America was founded.

    “We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands”

    So Toure, even though you will likely never read this, I hope you’ll come to know that your rights do indeed come from God and Nature’s law as Martin Luther King Jr and Mr Ryan have declared.

  • What an idiot. A boarding school, elite idiot.

  • Kasandra

    If your rights come from the government, then you’re not free. That would mean you’re under a dictatorship like in Syria. There they treat the people like a herd of cattle waiting in a slaughterhouse should they speak out in disagreement.

    That’s the difference between living in a free country and one that’s not. As individuals we all have rights ~ unfortunately, those rights don’t protect you from where you’re born!

  • Jay

    Toure hopes to be an overseer when the libtards take over. It’s that simple.

  • kcast2011

    Damn this guy is stupid. Black people’s rights came from government? No they come from God they were always from god it very unfortunate that for a very long time these rights weren’t acknowledge in American Society.

  • Frederick Douglass agrees with Ryan on this issue, not Toure.

  • Kordane

    I’m not surprised to hear this come from Touré. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it come from anyone on the Left. Really, it’s just total ignorance about what rights are, where they come from, and what they imply. What he thinks are rights, are actually just privileges – The latter is given and may be revoked, whereas the former belongs to the individual by default, and can only be violated by the initiation of force.

    I think one problem is that people don’t see any alternative between rights coming from “God” or rights coming from “Government”. There is no third way, or so is widely believed. Ayn Rand showed that third way. The proof is right there in Galt’s speech.

  • Rocco11

    Toure loves Communism, just not enough to leave his six figure salary at msnbc and relocate to Cuba.

  • giomerica

    I think we have now identified a new cognitive disorder: Touré Syndrome

    Seeing racism in every situation and usually where none exists

    • tx_gold

      I think you’re right!

  • The only comment that I extend to this metrosexual is:
    “Yo mama!”
    He probably doesn’t understand that one, so let me try again …
    “”You must have to “stand close” to relieve thyself!”
    Um, no, that might not work, either ….
    “Say that to a Marine, and watch what happens!”

    There, that works!

  • guppymanster

    This empty airhead has nothing to say to Americans. What a moron!

  • gilleysuited

    Our rights came from God alone, as God also created nature.

  • cheyennecowboy

    Toure, you are OFFENSIVE!

  • [email protected], the racist pig, who is the symbol of liberal ignorance, liberal intolerance, who enjoys sucking the hind tit of the communist cows.

  • WhiteGuy2

    Stupid Liberals, your rights as a black man was a result of a civil WAR! Your Democrat party would not free their slaves through legislation. It took force, death, and violence to accomplish this. Hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers put their lives on the line to free your ancestors and all you can say is you are offended?

    The Lunatic left thought possess is so warped, so out of touch with reality, there is just no point in attempting to engage them at all. Pointless and a waste of time, like trying to negotiate with the Taliban.

    • gilleysuited

      Do some research. The liberal mantra that the Civil War was about slavery is a myth. It was about states rights. The emancipation was not proclaimed until more than a year after the War started. The South was discussing the slave question before the war started.

      Don’t misunderstand me, I’m 100% anti slavery. When the war started Slavery was constitutional, therefore. the war couldn’t have been about slavery.

  • Lol, they are running on empty… Now that I think about they always been empty of ideas, they are like parrots repeating what some liberals think. Sad, very sad.

  • This man is a complete fool, isn’t he?

  • texasemc

    If rights come from anywhere but God, then that leaves only Man to bestow rights. If that is the case, I’m revoking this idiots rights. All of them, including air.

  • Eh2Zed

    and the Douchebaggery continues.

  • bobemakk

    Just another socialist unbeliever….what an A$$.

  • Justatinstar

    This guys a real tool he keeps shooting his mouth off on a weekly basis. I recommend just ingnoring him.

  • conservativechick

    Truly horrifying. Someone needs to tell Toure that what the government giveth, the government can taketh away. Sort of like how Obama thinks freedom of religion and freedom of speech are optional.
    These creeps are pure commies through and through, even if they don’t know it.

  • oh gosh i’m black (and i’ve heard of this toure guy before), everything he says absolutely sickens me.

    a long time ago, you had to be a white male landowner to vote. over time gov’t passed laws to change that… a long time ago, blacks in this country were slaves, then they were segregated. gov’t passed laws to change that.

    i don’t know if toure is stupid or purposely misleading, but the government RECOGNIZED the rights of women and minorities, the government didn’t CREATE them. rights don’t actually COME FROM government. they come from God and his natural creation. if gov’t gives rights, gov’t can take them away! whoever listens to toure and believes what he says is completely clueless and misinformed and it makes me sad.

  • scottgilbert

    i guess there is another village missing their IDIOT …..

  • Toure lives on a street where half on the street are Republicans, who he hates. Half of the Republicans are women. Toure believes Republicans are evil.

    Toure hates so many of the people he walks by in every day life.

  • An odd comment, since to believe that rights come from government is to infer that if government says slavery is legal, it’s legal.

    OTOH, slavery ended because of those who believe that Gods rights apply to all, and that biblical and quranic passages on slavery had been supplanted by free markets and the need for workers to be paid rather than indentured.

  • bluesdoc70

    A) He doesn’t have a core. and B) He doesn’t know what natural God given rights are. So naturally he would think they come from the government.

  • You dont have a “Core” you little creep!!! Your a clueless little fly on a Cow’s Ass!


    when your intellect is only skin deep, reaching the core is no major deal.

  • Toure is at best a lightweight ideologue. At worst he is abysmally ignorant of Republican principles of governance that keep us from the mercy of the mob.

  • Reagan64

    He has a shallow and empty core. All pray for his empty core to be filled with the ever living water offered by Jesus Christ!