President Obama Leaves out Creator

From Obama’s speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15, 2010:

“So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican — (applause) — to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together — what made us all Americans — was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

But this is what  the U.S. Declaration of Independence really says:

“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.”

For a man who has a team of speech writers who are likely brilliant and check their sources, I can’t imagine that this omission was an accident…

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  • Praying The Mass

    Perhaps he — or his writers — think it’s the state which creates men equal and endows them with inalienable rights. Maybe we should ask Elena Kagan about these rights which the Constitution seems to take for granted. Oh, wait, she won’t speak about them.

  • geekcatholic

    Actually, this is even unexpected of Obama who was a preacher himself. Is Obama not Christian anymore? Or a non-theist?

  • catholiclawyer

    Honestly, looks to me like you are reading too much into it. He talks about faith and says that all men “are created equal.” Had he been intentionally trying to get rid of God, he could have said, all men “are equal” or “are born equal” and skipped the mention of faith altogether.

  • Thomas George Fernanmdez

    Jesus-the one and only Saviour

  • Warren Anderson

    It’s not the obvious nor the grandiose gestures which lead to a subversion of the truth but the small, incremental deficits that go unchallenged and lend tacit approval to decadence and barbarism. Creeping radicalism infects our society like the cancer it is. The promoters of relativism learned that once words are emptied of their meaning, language can be made to say and justify anything. Thus, the public debate is now skewed to favour entitlement over responsibility and nearly every perversion is made to appear good and every former good (i.e., sacredness of human life) is made out to be a perversion and a threat to personal liberty. Rights granted by the state can be taken away by the state.

  • steve dalton

    Obama didn’t leave out God. The President was there, wasn’t he?! LOL!