Saturday, September 18, 2010

Obama Scrubs "Our Creator" from Declaration of Independence Preamble

Jason McNew at American Thinker notes that President Obama has suddenly taken to quoting the Founding Fathers.....well, sort of:
Hobbes, Locke, and Cicero be damned. President Obama single handedly overturns Natural Law. [snip].

Friday evening President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. At around 22:30, he incorporates part of the preamble of The Declaration of Independence, removing "Creator".

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal..... endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"

After President Obama says "created equal...", there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the teleprompter. Is looks like he is disgusted and decided it would be better not to read what the preamble actually says.

President Obama, if our Creator is not the purveyor of our human rights, then who is? The government?
Check out the video here.

Perhaps the President is trying to hedge against a popular backlash that might ensue if he makes an overt reference to God.  Not so, acccording to an Independence Day report by Scott Rasmussen:
The Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, asserts that “we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults agree with this phrase. Only six percent (6%) do not.
Perhaps we should just add Friday's performance to the list of "bizarre" actions described by Dinesh D'Souza in his cover story this week at Forbes Magazine.

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