Liberal Academic Says America’s Founding Document Outmoded

Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says that when Pope Francis visits the United States in September, he will directly challenge the “American idea” of God-given rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

Sachs, a special advisor to the United Nations and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a media superstar who can always be counted on to pontificate endlessly on such topics as income inequality and global health. This time, writing in a Catholic publication, he may have gone off his rocker, revealing the real global game plan.

The United States, Sachs writes in the Jesuit publication, America, is “a society in thrall” to the idea of unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the “urgent core of Francis’ message” will be to challenge this “American idea” by “proclaiming that the path to happiness lies not solely or mainly through the defense of rights but through the exercise of virtues, most notably justice and charity”…

Jeffrey Sachs is a very left-wing economist.

  • Alain

    Neither he nor the pope are God. Liberty and freedom are not bestowed by the state but are natural rights. However liberty and freedom require eternal vigilance in order to prevent the state or any other group destroying them.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Justice and charity.
      The pope must be coming to preach to the Democrats since they are the least charitable with their own money.
      And most charitable with everyone else’s.

  • just a thought

    Constitution a “deeply flawed” document
    Says the malicious elitist jerk.

  • andycanuck

    Gee. A Marxist Jesuit. That’s a surprise.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I’m beginning to think that the Pope is under the influence of the Soviet liberation theology.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So it’s cool to hate the pope now?
    Everything old is new again.

    • Frau Katze

      This one’s a doozy!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It is rather mind-blowing.
        I really should have kept my grades up, gotten into a good school, and then became President.
        If I was President, none of this nonsense would be happening.
        Please forgive me everyone; it’s all my fault.

        • Or Pope. You should have gone for Pope you selfish jerk.

        • Minicapt

          … and Facebook and Twitter!


    • Martin B

      What, you don’t want some fucking old fool telling you to stop defending your rights so you can be more virtuous?

      I’ve had it up to here with this clown and all his minions, and he’s only been Pope for 2 years! It’s sobering to think about how much harm he could do if he lasts another 10 or 12 years.

  • Martin B

    If you don’t defend your inalienable rights you will have no chance to exercise any virtues, because you’ll end up like these guys:


  • J. C.

    Jeffery Sachs needs a kick in the sac… And Francis is a f*ckin’ loon!

  • Obviously, this Pope is a commie mole, just as Obama is a Muslim mole.

    • tom_billesley

      Quite a change from the anti-commie pole.

  • tom_billesley

    …. through the exercise of virtues?
    A Saudi-style Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice

  • Hard Little Machine

    Straight out of Mao’s Great Leap Forward.

  • David

    not so closet marxist