Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain gave a fiery speech discussing people who think we need to rewrite the Constitution.
...Not really sure who's calling for that, but Cain argues that what's needed is for people to get back to basics. Don't rewrite the Constitution, reread it. Typical Republic rhetoric, and frankly, people do need to spend a half hour actually reading the thing, maybe once every election cycle. But, Cain's speech has a strange twist to it:
...Yeeeah. That would be the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. That doesn't mean that the principles in the Declaration are any less important. Well, less important legally, but as far as our societal aims are concerned, the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are pretty important.
Ordinarily this would just be a silly gaff, useful only to news outlets trying to fill a 24 hour news day. It's not like he was citing the Declaration as the basis of some controversial law, where it really does make a difference which document you're using.
But to make that mistake during a speech about rereading the Constitution. ...Fire your speech writer. If you don't have a speech writer, stop writing your own speeches and hire a speech writer.