Posts Tagged ‘endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights’

Well, At Least Obama Didn’t Say ‘Endowed By Allah With Certain Inalienable Rights’

September 22, 2010

Some things come flying back at you like a boomerang and smack you in the back of the head.  Take Obama, and the Declaration of Independence.

Just before Obama took office, he said:

What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives — from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry — an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels.”

And now he’s given it to us.

The Declaration of Independence used to read:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

But Obama got hold of it.  And he sanitized if for the sake of political correctness, so that it didn’t offend all the people that Obama wanted to “Americanize.”

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.

Apparently the “faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear” doesn’t include a Creator God.

The video says a lot.  When it comes time to say, “by their Creator,” Obama gets a look on his face like he just stepped in something that smelled really, really bad.

You’ll have to decide for yourself whether that look was because Obama just can’t stand the God of the Bible and of our founding fathers, or because Obama – “the Constitutional scholar” – is too friggin’ dumb to remember a line I was reciting as a 2nd grader.

Personally, I think it’s the “just can’t stand the God of the Bible and of our founding fathers” choice.

Remember when Obama went to Turkey to assure Muslims that America wasn’t a Christian country, but in fact a Muslim one?

It wasn’t all that long ago that we found out that most Americans didn’t think Obama was a Christian, and that in fact a quarter of Americans thought he was a Muslim.

Last Sunday Obama went to church for the first time in nearly six months, presumably to prove he was really a Christian after all, and not a Muslim at all.  But what’s really funny is that the guest preacher WAS A MUSLIM!!!

So, in the spirit of Obama’s defense of his handling of the economy – “It could have been even worse” – allow me to point out that at LEAST OBAMA DIDN’T SAY “ENDOWED BY ALLAH” WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS.”

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