Looks like it might be time for summer school instruction in American history for left-wing radio and MSNBC host Ed Schultz.
Here's what a caller said on Schultz's radio show July 16 and Schultz's oblivious response (click here for audio) --
CALLER: This gentleman who called previously, asking where in the Constitution does it say that health care should be provided? And I know where it says. It says that you have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So, without health care, people can be deprived of life due to death from lack of medical care.
SCHULTZ: It's true.
CALLER: So, I think it says it right there, you have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's in the Constitution.
SCHULTZ: Make us all happy if we had health care, wouldn't it?
CALLER: Certainly would.
SCHULTZ: Thank you for calling.
It would make any number of people happy if radio and cable TV hosts who pontificate about politics and government were acquainted with the nation's founding documents -- especially considering the intensity with which liberals professed their alleged fervor for the Constitution during the Bush years.
As even many of Schultz's other fans are surely aware, the words cited by the caller come from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. If only the caller had mentioned the Constitution a third time, it might have jogged Schultz's memory.