After watching this guy in action; one has to wonder, just who does he think gives us our rights? God? No. The People? No. It’s the third guess and you better make it count…the Government. After all, the President’s solution to government is more government. Here’s what he said:
“As wonderful as this 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,’” Obama said in Monday’s speech.
And here is what the Declaration of Independence 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.”
When asked why the President “left out” Creator from his recital of the Declaration of Independence, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, “I haven’t seen the comments, Lester. But I can assure you the president believes in the Declaration of Independence.”
Like most answers given by politicians; that is not an answer. In fact, it states, reaffirms absolutely nothing.
Mr. President, if you’re going to quote text from the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, be sure to do the American people and the integrity of our history justice by quoting them word-for-word.