CNSNews is reporting this morning that “For the second time in little over a month, President Barack Obama stripped the word “Creator” from the Declaration of Independence when giving a speech.” There’s just one minor problem here, this isn’t second time the President omitted the word “Creator” from the Declaration of Independence while giving a speech… As Meredith Jessup notes at The Blaze it’s the third:
During a speech Monday, President Barack Obama once again omitted the Declaration of Independence‘s mention of man’s “Creator” as the source of his “unalienable rights.” While delivering remarks at a dinner fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in Rockville, Md., President Obama spoke about what he called the “essence” of the upcoming midterm election:
As wonderful as the land is here in the United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, what makes this place special is not something physical. It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that decided to throw off the yoke of an empire, and said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
The sole mention of man‘s Creator in Obama’s remarks came at the end when he thanked the audience and said, “God bless you.”
The President first omitted the words “Their Creator” from the Declaration of Independence during a speech before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala on Spetember 15th and the second came a week later during a fundraiser in New York City.
Monday’s speech marks the third time President Obama has made the exact same mistake… In politics once is a slip of the tongue, twice is a coincidence and three times is intentional. So question that has to be asked is why would the President intentionally omit the words “Their Creator” for the Declaration of Independence?
Well, I have theory, some of you may think I’m skirting dangerously close to tin foil hat territory here, but to find the answer we need to look at two paragraphs from the Declaration of Independence. The First is the paragraph the President was quoting:
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.
Second is the paragraph immediately after that:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.
Our Founding Fathers were firm believers in natural law, they believed and our founding documents reflect this, that governments were created by people and that they governed by the consent of the people. One of principle responsibilities of this government by, of and for the people is to ensure that our natural — our God given rights are not infringed upon… Hence the limited powers granted the government in our Constitution.
Ideological liberals like President Obama have an opposite view, for them politics is their religion. The state is their church and the people derive their rights from government not “Their Creator”.
(Hat tip to Doug Powers and Zip for pointing me to Ms. Jessup’s column at The blaze… I would have gone CNSNews story alone without their pointers.)