Below is a quote from First Lady Michelle Obama from a speech to attendees at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
“It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” she said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”
The truth is all but three of those that signed the Declaration of Independence were born in America. See the website below for an article from The Conservative Tree House.
Here is a list of some of the most recognizable names of our founders and where they were born:
Thomas Jefferson: Shadwell, VA John Adams: Quincy, MA Benjamin Franklin: Boston, MA James Madison: Port Conway, VA George Washington: Westmoreland County, VA John Jay: New York City, NY
One would think that prior to giving a speech at such a ceremony you would check the facts. Does the First Lady not have a speech writer or someone to proofread her speeches? Or is she too arrogant to use such a service? She could have at least googled the information. I did for the birth places mentioned above, it takes little time and effort.
This is another embarrassment from the White House, it’s inexcusable. What did those receiving citizenship that day think? They probably are more knowledgeable of our history than THE FIRST LADY. We expect more from our first lady.
This is Nancy Pelosi like!