Revolutionary News Flash!!
Dateline: Monticello, Virginia, October 22, 2010: Thomas Jefferson has stopped rolling in his grave because President Barack Obama has finally restored the word “Creator” into the Declaration of Independence.
Our self-proclaimed “Christian” president, when quoting the Declaration of Independence at a campaign rally on Friday, October 22, in Los Angeles, finally (after three unsuccessful attempts) got up the courage to insert the word “Creator” — as in “…endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
That is what the Founding Fathers would have called “manning up,” which now prompts three 21st century revolutionary questions:
- Why did President Obama finally program the word “Creator” into this teleprompter the fourth time around?
- Why did he omit the word “Creator” in the first place?
- Does any of this matter?
Before these questions can be answered we need to establish the factual record.
Wednesday, September 15: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala, Washington, D.C.
President Obama, when quoting the Declaration, omits “Creator” for the first time:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Here’s the White House video and transcript.
After the September 15 speech, Fox News reported the White House said that “President Obama went off script and ad libbed when he made that mistake.”
Wednesday, September 22: Democratic Congressional Committee Speech in New York
President Obama omitted the word “Creator” when loosely quoting the Declaration:
…if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we’re going to make those words live, and we’re going to give everybody opportunity … .
Here’s the White House transcript of the speech.
Monday, October 18: Democratic Congressional Committee Speech in Maryland
Once again President Obama omits the word “Creator” when quoting:
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.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, when asked why the president did not use the words “endowed by their Creator” in his Monday speech, told reporters: “I can assure you the president believes in the Declaration of Independence.”
Obviously what was first reported as “a mistake” on September 20 was deliberate after the third omission of the word “Creator” on October 18. Surely President Obama, who taught constitutional law, understands that “inalienable rights endowed from their Creator” as stated in the Declaration of Independence was so revolutionary a concept that the history of mankind remains forever changed, and he knows the word “Creator” is the key component of that concept.